Edible roots and tubers. Part 2: Plants on the beach

A man on a camping trip. This can be a mass – faulty equipment, incorrectly compiled route, reassessment of one’s own strength. In any case, even from this situation there is a way out. Survival in the wild. It is necessary to find a river. Where the river is, there are people. But it can be run out quickly. So what do you do in this case?

It can be found in rivers and lakes. Yes, even a trifle can give you much-needed strength. Someone may argue – we can go fishing! Of course you can. However, the fish doesn’t provide the body with all the necessary nutrients. Therefore, it is important to add trace elements to the body.

So, the following plants:


Saggitaha. Always growing off the coast. Pretty tall – up to 90 cm. The leaves are long, arrow-shaped. In the underwater part may resemble tape. The flowers are white, with three rounded petals. The edible part is the tubers. You can eat it raw, but it is better to cook.

Bog marsh or calla

Calla Palustris. It has heart-shaped leaves on the long legs, always growing near the water. The green hood. Edible roots, if you fry them carefully. All other parts, including berries, are absolutely impossible.

Water chestnut, or chilim

Trapa natans. Floating leaves – wide diamond-shaped, underwater – branching. The edible part is the seeds, which are usually supplied with two horns. They can be eaten both raw and fried.

Broadtail cattail

Typha latifolia. The plant itself is up to two meters in height. Roots – branched. The leaves are long and wide – up to two centimeters. A distinctive feature – a characteristic cob flowers. Rhizomes can be pre-dried and ground into flour. They contain up to 15% starch and up to 50% sugar, so that they can be used to make sweet syrup. Also in the food are young shoots.

White water lily

Nymphaea alba. Large leaves and long rounded leaves on long petioles. The rhizome contains a lot of starch – 49% and sugar – 20%, so it can be used to make flour.

If you want to find out more people, of course, you can find other people.

Read also Edible roots and tubers. Part 1. How to die of hunger

Edible roots and tubers. Part 2: Plants on the beach

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