Stinging Nettles

$20.00 / week

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1-2 lb. Average bunch

ADVISORY ON HANDLING NETTLES:
Nettles are covered with tiny hollow hairs, filled with irritating chemicals. When you brush against these hairs, the tip breaks off and releases these chemicals, causing the sting. You do not want to handle nettles with your bare hands. When processing nettles, wear a pair of kitchen gloves. If you do get stung, use an antihistamine cream or wipe affected area with a paste made from baking soda and water. Do not eat nettles raw. Cooking, blanching, freezing, and drying all neutralize the nettle and make it safe to eat.