Fiddleheads?

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Momto3boys

Post   » Fri May 22, 2009 1:22 pm


We've been busy picking fiddleheads all week and I was wondering if the pigs can have some?

I searched but nothing came up??

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New Guinea Mom
There is No Cure

Post   » Fri May 22, 2009 1:36 pm


What's a fiddlehead?

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PooksiedAnimals
Supporting my GL Habit

Post   » Fri May 22, 2009 1:56 pm


Its a fern -- or rather the fern sprout. I never knew you could eat them.

A quick google search seems to talk about possible toxicity of fiddleheads (but then other hits seemed to say that's not true). I'm not sure if I'd risk it with the pigs. But I'm just basing that on what I found on google.

Momto3boys

Post   » Fri May 22, 2009 2:08 pm


OK, I know they are extremly healthy for humans

It's a HUGE thing around here and it is fiddlehead season now :)

http://fresh-fiddleheads.com/

I just read through that site and came across this
Fiddlehead ferns are a good source of vitamins A and C. Fiddleheads should not be served raw as they have a slight bitterness until cooked and may cause stomach upset if eaten raw in quantity. Health Canada advises that fresh fiddleheads must be properly cooked before being consumed.



So maybe it's better if I dont give them any.

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dgarriques
Got Pigs?

Post   » Fri May 22, 2009 2:18 pm


I have never heard of them before.

Momto3boys

Post   » Fri May 22, 2009 4:56 pm


Well you'll all have to come over to my house for a BBQ and some fiddleheads!!

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