Swamp cabbage

Discussion in 'Bushcraft' started by Bishop, Feb 27, 2016.

  1. Bishop

    Bishop Monkey+++

    palm1. palm1.5. palm2. Anyone cut and eat swamp cabbage the heart's of palm trees.
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2016
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  2. UncleMorgan

    UncleMorgan I like peeling bananas and (occasionally) people.

    I haven't for years. It's good, and it'll definitely keep you alive, but the tree has to die to provide it.
  3. Bishop

    Bishop Monkey+++

    Yes it does but the light that gets to the seed berry under the fronds produces more trees.
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  4. Hanzo

    Hanzo Monkey+++

    Good stuff.
  5. Bishop

    Bishop Monkey+++

    1gal cut up heart of palm cabbage
    1/2 lbs of bacon
    Garlic salt and pepper
    In a cook pot brown bacon that's been cut up and drain gresse add palm cabbage with just enough water to cover and place on high cook until tender server with fish chicken oysters pork beef deer crawfish clams most any meat.
  6. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    Would this be the same plant we call Palmettos?
    Can't see to well on the phone!
  7. Bishop

    Bishop Monkey+++

    No but you can eat the saw palmettos the the one I posted is the sable palm they get up to 60 feet tall.
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  8. Bishop

    Bishop Monkey+++

    A few more hearts of palm cut. post-6475-0-11520800-1423339256_thumb.
  9. RouteClearance

    RouteClearance Monkey+++

    I have harvested both the Sable and Palmetto palm hearts while I lived in Florida. I could not tell the difference in tastes between the two and all the hearts that I harvested came from land clearing for housing and development. The growth rate of both are so fast that they will not end up on the endangered species list anytime soon.

    Palm hearts are right up there with the Kudzu as a very plentiful food source for both everyday or survival consumption for those that live in the deep south.
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