Cattails are a great way to try your hand at foraging, they are everywhere and are easily identifiable. Game On! Prep to Plate in 30 Minutes host Shawn Bailey shows you how to harvest and prepare this wetland wonder.
Food is all around us!
Foraging Tip: Cattails grow in most wetlands across the globe, but did you know they’re delicious and a great source of carbohydrates and starch? The entire plant is edible from top to root with the pollen even used as flour. The most easily used part of the plant is the stalk, or sprout, at the base just above the roots. Make sure you peel enough of the outer layers away until you get to the tender insides!