Purple Dead Nettle Pesto Pasta Primavera Wild Food Foraging Recipe

Dish N That website shares a delicious Pesto Pasta Primavera recipe using Purple Dead Nettle,  a wild food foraging plant that is only around for a limited amount of time. Hurry with this one — it does not stick around and will be gone before late spring!

Lamium purpureum, is part of the mint family plant is also known known as Purple Dead Nettle. The term “Dead” in the name of the plant refers to the fact that this nettle plant will not sting you,  as opposed to the widely known Stinging Nettle, Urtica, which will.

Pasta Primavera

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Click here to read the recipe:

http://blogs.poughkeepsiejournal.com/dishnthat/2013/04/24/purple-dead-nettles-make-a-mean-spring-pesto/

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Health benefits and history of uses of Purple Dead Nettles

http://herbs-treatandtaste.blogspot.com/2012/03/purple-dead-nettles-red-nettles-health.html

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