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Plants of the Sonoran Desert and Their Many Uses
by M. Jean Groen  Don Wells 

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Natural History

Publisher:  Wells/Groen Publishing Co ISBN-10:  0974841307 Type: 
Pages: 

127

Copyright:  2006 ISBN-13:  0974841315
Non-Fiction

We talk about the plants of the Sonoran Desert and the medicinal, practical, and food uses. There are recipes for the different plants.



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Up until a couple of years ago, the agave was a protected plant in Arizona. Some people eat the flower petals, finding that some taste better than others. If you eat the entire or the bottom of the petals, you will find them very bitter. The flower buds can be cooked before they open. They taste a tad like green beans. This seems to be a common flavor among cacti. (The prickly pear pad tastes like a lemony green bean.) The root crowns can be boiled in addition to the way the Indians prepared it.....




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