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Old 04-30-2020, 09:54 AM
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I'm getting a bunch of these wingled maple seeds in my yard.

are they edible?

I popped one open and ate the green part. tasted like stringbean or soybean.

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Well, you asked after you ate it, so you tell us.

A quick Internet search shows an abundance of "yes" answers and apparently they're best straight from the tree, growing bitter as they sit on the ground and dry out.
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I have a maple with limbs overhanging my patio. During season they fall on my patio table in abundance. I chew the seeds from the wings while I read. Love em.
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tasted okay. I spit it out just in case.
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FWIW, I have a maple tree in my backyard and I see the squirrels eating the seeds all the time.
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I have a sugar maple which yields large seeds I'll have to give them a taste test.
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Squirrels are picky eaters. That Does Not Mean all they eat is safe for humans.

I will have to try them soon. Thanks
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I know you can split the seed case open and stick them on your nose.

Does that help any?

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Native American dish that I made with Red Maple Seeds. Masa, roasted Maple seed and Black Raspberry. I'm not fond of Masa cooked like this.
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I eat them. Young seeds are eaten whole. Great on salad. Older ones are split open and I eat the "nut". I forget where i learned of it as a survival food.
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