Zunyi City Market Supervision Bureau’s safety warning on edible wild vegetables
By: Date: 2021-04-09 Categories: chinesefood Tags: ,
   1. The wild vegetables themselves may contain toxins
  Nature plants generally secrete toxic substances to resist pests and diseases. Artificially planted vegetables can be planted and managed to control pests and diseases. In order to adapt to harsh environments, wild vegetables that grow naturally in the wild may produce some harmful substances in the long-term natural growth process to resist external aggressions.
  Second, wild vegetables may not be nutritious, so eat wild vegetables skillfully.
  For ordinary vegetables, some wild vegetables are indeed rich in dietary fiber, protein, vitamins and minerals, but there are also cultivated vegetables that contain the same or even higher nutrients. For example, broccoli is rich in carotene, thiamine, etc. , 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 a regular place, 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. Wild herbs. 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 and steaming, as a side dish to make soup, etc. 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 groups should pay attention to it
   Although 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, and attention should be paid 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.