Nettles is a wild green that taste like fresh peas. A great wake-up to our senses after a long winter. Nettles grows wild from spring to fall in my New England yard. You can also get dried nettles in natural foods stores and use dried nettles for making teas, condiments and cooking. YUM!
In this video from Spring 2009, “How to Make Garlicky Potato Soup with Fresh Nettles”, I offer a quick and easy recipe for nourishing potato garlic soup with nettles. It’s delicious, creamy, dairy free and gluten-free soup everyone will love. You will also find nutrition, cooking and harvesting tips for wild nettles.
Nettles is a great source of vitamins and minerals:calcium, iron, potassium, phosphorous, zinc, Vitamin C, B complex and more.
According to Natural News nettles is “one plant to have on hand at all times that provides a cure for arthritis, an herbal treatment for allergies, relieves hair loss, treats Celiac disease, bleeding, bladder infections, skin complaints, neurological disorders and a long list of other conditions…”