Category Archives: Wild foods

A Most Valuable Fruit for Texas

When I came to live in Bastrop County, we drove around to see the area. I was amazed at the large fields of prickly pear cactus everywhere. A lady told me that she had a neighbor that had acres of … Continue reading

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In a Class of It’s Own-Exploring Edible Wild Plants of Houston

A Short Reminder of History If the name Meriwether seems familiar you probably have heard of the Lewis and Clark Expedition commissioned by President Thomas Jefferson after the Louisiana purchase in 1803. This expedition was under the command of Captain … Continue reading

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Significance of the Prickly Pear Cactus

  For a long time, as he tells in his _Narrative_, Cabeza de Vaca was a kind of prisoner to coastal Indians of Texas. Annually, during the season when prickly pear apples (_tunas_, or Indian figs, as they are called … Continue reading

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Wild Foods

by Mary H. Mills Humans are omnivorous. Good thing too. They evolved on a diet that was rich in the amino acids, vitamins and minerals and antioxidants in the wild plants and animals they gathered and hunted. Terrestrial foods and … Continue reading

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