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The Best Thing To Do with Ice Plant in California? Pickle it!


The Best Thing To Do with Ice Plant in California? Pickle it! | Mobile Ranger

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I didn't realize ice plant is edible. Cool!!

So, is there even one good thing about ice plant?

Yes. You can eat it! Carpobrotus is derived from the Greek karpos, meaning fruit and brotos, meaning edible. The fruits kind of resemble figs (it is sometimes called hottentot fig) and can be eaten raw, dried, cooked, pickled, or made into chutneys and preserves. The succulent leaves can be used in salads or as a substitute for the pickled cucumber. I have never eaten it and do not plan to give it to my kids, so if you decide to eat it please do so at your own risk!

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