Guizhou Provincial Market Supervision Bureau’s consumption tips on edible wild vegetables
By: Date: 2021-03-26 Categories: chinesefood Tags: ,
  In March in Yangchun, the grass grows, the warbler flies, and the wild vegetables grow vigorously. Many people like wild vegetables, they think that wild vegetables have a unique flavor, without spraying pesticides and fertilizers, they are safer and more nutritious. In addition to buying at the farmer’s market, they also specialize in collecting wild vegetables in the suburbs and wilderness. In order to help consumers safely eat wild vegetables, the Guizhou Provincial Market Supervision Bureau specially made the following consumption reminders.

  1. Pay attention to the safety of wild vegetables and pick them reasonably to protect the ecology

   Although most wild vegetables grow naturally in the wild, their safety is not higher than that of cultivated vegetables.

  (1) Wild vegetables may contain toxins

  Plants in nature generally secrete toxic substances to resist pests and diseases. Artificially planted vegetables can be controlled by planting and management. In order to adapt to harsh environments, wild vegetables that grow naturally in the wild may produce some substances to resist external aggressions during the long-term natural growth process. For example, the proteropterin contained in Pteridium aquilinum is a substance identified as a 2B carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC).

   (2) Wild vegetables may also accumulate toxins in the environment

  wild vegetables can accumulate toxic and harmful substances such as heavy metals in water and soil. For wild vegetables that grow near factories, roads, etc., the surface of the leaves is also easy to deposit exhaust gas emitted by cars and pollutants in the air, which causes the accumulation of toxic substances in the wild vegetables, which poses a greater risk.

   Therefore, the”safety” of wild vegetables cannot be over-respected. The planting conditions of cultivated vegetables are controlled by humans. Both nutrition and safety are much more reliable. Humans treat them. The understanding is also better.

   (3) Matters needing attention when picking wild vegetables

  When picking wild vegetables, you must pay attention to avoiding environmentally polluted areas, such as nearby areas such as chemical plants, sewage, roads, and landfills, even if the wild vegetables grow luxuriantly in these places , Do not pick and eat. Don’t choose unfamiliar or unknown species when picking wild vegetables, and avoid harm from eating poisonous wild vegetables. Some wild vegetables are herbaceous plants. Don’t uproot them when you pick them. Wild vegetables can continue to grow with roots. Don’t pick wild vegetables excessively to maintain the sustainable growth of wild vegetables and avoid damage to the ecological environment.

  Second, wild vegetables may not be”nutritious”, eat wild vegetables skillfully< /span>

   Relative to ordinary vegetables, some wild vegetables are indeed rich in dietary fiber, protein, vitamins and minerals, etc., but there are also cultivated vegetables that contain the same or even higher nutrients, such as Broccoli is rich in carotene, thiamine and so on. Therefore, the nutritional value of wild vegetables may not be higher than that of cultivated vegetables. If consumers want to buy wild vegetables, they should choose safe and reliable wild vegetables from regular places, and keep the shopping voucher, choose traditional, locally grown wild vegetables with many years of eating history, and carefully purchase new or rare wild vegetables. It is best to buy them and eat them now, and do not store them for a long time to avoid deterioration of wild vegetables due to improper storage.

  Wild vegetables can be eaten in various ways, such as cold salad, stir-fry, steaming, and use as a side dish to make soup. When eating wild vegetables, remove the rotten parts and wash them thoroughly. Some wild vegetables are slightly poisonous and need to be boiled, soaked, etc., to ensure that they are cooked thoroughly and eaten.

  3. The daily diet should be balanced, special people should pay attention to it

Although    edible wild vegetables are rich in polysaccharides, flavonoids, saponins, volatile oils and other plant secondary metabolites, it is difficult to meet the nutrients needed by the human body only by eating wild vegetables. Pay attention to food diversification and dietary balance. Most wild vegetables are rich in oxalic acid, which can easily lead to kidney damage. The focus of eating wild vegetables is early adopters, taste, and not greedy. The elderly, infants, pregnant women, nursing mothers, people with digestive system diseases and allergies to wild vegetables should try not to eat or eat less wild vegetables. If you feel unwell after eating wild vegetables, you should induce vomiting in time and bring the remaining wild vegetables and vomit to the hospital for treatment.