Cattails are a familiar sight, dotting the shorelines of waterways all over the world. We played with them as kids, admired them as adults, and yet, many of us fail to take advantage of what people in-the-know term ‘the supermarket of the swamp.’ Cattails offer a veritable bounty for the prospective forager or wayward traveler, offering a year-round food source in addition to providing materials for a shockingly diverse number of uses.
In the spring, the lower parts of the leaves can be used as greens for salad. You can harvest the bottom parts of the stalk and eat them raw or prepared similarly to asparagus. In fact, cattails are prized in Russia as ‘Cossack’s asparagus’ and are a staple of many dishes. In the fall, the roots of the plant can be harvested, dried, and pounded to make flour for baking. With the coming of summer, you can even harvest pollen while the plant is flowering in the summer to mix with flour for some delicious results. Cattails are the world’s most potent starch producers, more than potatoes, rice, taros, or yams. The plant is very nutritious, providing the eater with beta carotene, niacin, riboflavin, thiamin, potassium, phosphorus, and vitamin C.
But the plant’s utility isn’t limited to its edibility. You can use the dried leaves to make dolls and toy animals for children (even in survival situations, everything isn’t always about survival). The leaves can be used to weave baskets, thatch roofs, or to make mats. The fluffy white seeds can be used as stuffing for pillows and toys or as insulation for clothing and padding for shoes. The seed pods are ready-made fire starters and torches. It even has medicinal uses, as the jelly found between leaves are great for wounds, sores, boils, or to soothe pain. Cattails are a wild supermarket, ready for anyone with the knowledge to use what it offers.
This Wild Edible APN Gold Series card features this ubiquitous plant and contains ¼ of a gram of 999.99 fine gold. Featuring the gold bar in this collectable packaging ensures the quality of your gold bullion and guarantees that your gold bar comes to you in an unaltered, pristine condition! The accompanying card lists the weight and guaranteed purity of the Gold bar, describes the nutritional value of cattails, and includes a photo to assist in plant identification.
This product and our monthly subscription is an easy way to collect gold over time. In addition to receiving a bar of high quality gold, our products can be utilized as bartering tools in the quest to acquire new or replacement materials. People have been using gold to barter since humanity has been around, and this product guarantees you bartering leverage in the case of an economic collapse. Outside of its value for bartering, the card’s lightweight design makes it easily transportable, and the back features a photo of the wild edible to help you identify the plant in the wild.
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