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Old 04-02-2007, 05:28 AM   #1
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Anyone eaten Rape leaves and lived?!

Hello this is my first post. I was walking through a field of rape on a beautiful spring day here in the Uk yestreday and I got to wondering if the leaves of the rape can be eaten.They look like what they are ..brassicas. Saw another post about eating broccoli leaves (dont sound too nice). On Wikipedia it says they are edible but I am guessing that the rape grown for oil in the UK is not quite the same as what they call Yu Choy or Nanohana (in Japanese). Does anyone have any experience maybe a farmer or hedgerow expert?It is a shame if it all has to be ploughed back into the field after the seeds are extractedRegardsDai

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Old 04-02-2007, 06:01 AM   #2
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it`s perfectly edible :)

just check for pests and eggs and also if it`s been Sprayed with anything.
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Old 04-02-2007, 07:20 AM   #3
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oh my, it is perfectly okay to eat the leaves of rape and other brassicas, just check as YT suggests.

And as for broccoli leaves, it is my understanding that broccoli leaves contain more vitamins and minerals than any other part of the broccoli plant. Eat your broccoli leaves!! I chop them up and add later in the cooking process, because they take less time to cook than the broccoli head and stems.
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Old 04-02-2007, 01:02 PM   #4
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Hello Beth, have you tried purple sprouting broccoli? I imagine so, but if not, it's probably something you'd like by the sound of it. Absolutely my favourite "green".
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Old 04-02-2007, 01:57 PM   #5
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Yes I have and it is really good!! DH requires green leaves on his sandwiches in his lunchbox, and he will eat almost anything green. I like raw broccoli leaves, but he relishes raw kale leaves
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I grow it here and I think she`s right, it`s dead Yummy :)
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Old 04-02-2007, 02:12 PM   #7
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I love all the dark green leafies, but especially turnip and beat greens, chard and collards, kale, well you get the idea...Even Kudzoo is edible!
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Old 08-03-2007, 12:15 AM   #8
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ARGHHHH BLAHH ewwwwwwww blekk

sorry...just remembering when my parents used to try and convince me to eat it as a kid...OMG....that stuff makes hair grow on ur chest (nah ot really but...u know what im getting at LOL) LOL nasty greenleaf....be afraid...be VERY afraid LOLLLL

um i don't particularly like it if u didn't notice hehehe

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Old 08-03-2007, 01:27 AM   #9
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I am against rape.
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Stir fried in chicken or veggie broth with garlic and a touch of honey and nutmeg.
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