Edible: Cambium Layer (inner bark), Nuts, Pollen

Uses:

Food:    Also called “paper soup“, the cambium layer of the Digger Pine is edible.  To prepare it, crumble the cambium layer into hot water & use as a broth.

Nuts: place a closed pine cone next to the fire & the heat will open up the shingles to get to the nuts (before the squirrels do! )

Pollen: Pollen can be shaken from the closed catkins & eaten or mixed with water. High in protein.

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Bibliography: Randy “White Feather”

Photos & Database Entry: Distance Everheart 5-14-13, 5-17-13

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