The Craziest Things You Can Eat Around the Home

Have you ever been sat at home, STARVING, but not really sure what you fancy to eat?

Well, thanks to this guide, you can find a whole range of things you’d never known you can consume!

…and potentially a whole range of things you’d never want to consume, even though you can:

Things you can eat around the house

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There are some weird and wonderful things inside and outside your home that you can eat and still remain perfectly healthy – some of which are downright bizarre. Whilst you can technically eat a lot of this stuff, we probably wouldn’t recommend doing so unless your life depended on it. Remember, if you’re not sure whether you can eat something, DON’T!

 

Tree Bark

The inner layer of bark from many trees including aspen, birch, willow, maple and pine is actually completely edible. This nutritious layer of bark known as the ‘cambium’ can be eaten raw (shredded), boiled to make rustic pasta or even dried and ground to make flour to make bread, soup or a breakfast gruel. Any resin that oozes out whilst preparing can also be eaten uncooked and is full of energy.

 

Snails

Mmmm! Purge snails – removing their toxins – by feeding them on carrots for several days before eating them. You can easily find snails outside after it has rained, and you can fry them in butter, garlic and white wine.

 

Dandelions

Every single part of a dandelion is edible – from its roots to its flowers! Dandelion tea is also proven to help with digestion. Ensure you harvest your dandelions early in order to avoid bitterness of older plants.

 

Leather

You’d have to be as tough as old boots to eat this, but leather is actually edible; despite the fact it holds little-to-no nutritional value. Ensure it has not been tanned with toxic chemicals. You should probably avoid trying to eat this.

 

Squirrels

Cute, furry, delicious…wait, what?! Please remember, squirrels – and all rodents – have the high potential to carry disease. Red squirrels are also endangered – please don’t hurt them.

 

Chalk

Capable of giving you approximately 0 calories per 100g, chalk isn’t exactly the most energy-packed food you can resort to. You also must be careful – as with all foods in this post – that it doesn’t contain anything toxic before taking a bite.

 

Nettles

Tasting similar to spinach, with hints of cucumber, nettles are a surprisingly tasty – albeit painful – choice of food. Use gloves, avoid places pooppopular with dog walkers.

 

House Plants

Don’t just eat any old houseplant. However, it’s entirely possible to grow many edible plants within the home – herbs, peppers, salad leaves and more.

 

Woodlice

Shrimp-like in flavour (apparently), woodlice can be found in abundance in most gardens. Just like with snails, woodlice should be purged of their toxins a few days prior to eating these calcium-packed insects.

 

Pine Needles

Pine needles can be diced and brewed into pine needle tea; probably not the hot drink your friend wants when they come to visit, unless they’re looking to prevent scurvy – which this is great for!

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