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Hy Folks I have just joined the forum and as im not yet a fully comited vegitarian i have just lately become interested in it through bush craft and would be very interested if any one has any information about free wild plant food such as i beleived that you could only get vitimin b12 from meat but have since found you can get just as much from mushrooms. I live in Scotland and would rather use wild plants as an alteritive I also grow my own veg but would like to know if their are alternatives to carrots peas potatoes and such what would the wild alternitives be. whitch ones would be better flavoured alternitives please forgive the spelling and grammer. would love to hear from any one who has information on this or any thing else you wish to ask me i will try to be honest but please forgive me if you some times dont like my answers.
 

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About B-12.... All B12 comes from bacteria. (Bacteria are an entirely different classification from animals.) The reason meat is a source is that meat contains bacteria. However, no plant sources have B12 and no fungus or algae is considered a reliable source of B12.<br><br><br><br>
You can get B12 from fortified foods, such as soy milk and cereal, and B12 supplements.<br><br><br><br>
The only thing I can really tell you about wild plants is purslane is a good source of omega 3's, and lamb's quarters are nutritious. But I live in a high desert region.
 

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Hy Frogythe frog last time the clever people with white lab coats on checked the not only are now declairing that mushrooms are a good source of B12 but sayiny it could be vital for vegatarians health as I discoverd this through the bush craft and survival sites I dont see how they would have an axe to grind as the reaserchers in far flung countrys such as Africa are finding new information all the time as i live in a rather damp country we get an awfull lot of fungusses so have been trying this out and checked with the health board and only red meat is a good provider of B12 But thanks for the purslane and lambs quarters will check them out and add them to my food list.
 

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i never heard of b-12 in mushrooms. however, they (they being the lab coat people) are starting to expose mushrooms to UV light to boost the Vitamin D.<br><br><br><br>
maybe that's what you are thinking of?
 

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Hy Frogythe frog last time the clever people with white lab coats on checked the not only are now declairing that mushrooms are a good source of B12 but sayiny it could be vital for vegatarians health as I discoverd this through the bush craft and survival sites I dont see how they would have an axe to grind as the reaserchers in far flung countrys such as Africa are finding new information all the time as i live in a rather damp country we get an awfull lot of fungusses so have been trying this out and checked with the health board and only red meat is a good provider of B12 But thanks for the purslane and lambs quarters will check them out and add them to my food list.</div>
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Please try to use at least some punctuation. Without any periods, I wasn't able to tell where each sentence ended and gave up trying to understand what you were saying.<br><br><br><br>
But I did understand the first couple lines, and am wondering where you read that mushrooms are a good source of B12?
 

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>Green Amaranth- Amaranthus retroflexus - leaves and shoots -raw in salads or cooked like spinach<br><br>
>Common burdock-Arctium minus-young leaves and stalks-raw or cooked like asparagus {stalks must be peeled}<br><br>
>Milkweeds-Asclepias syriaca etc.-young leaves, shoots and half-ripe pods-always cooked:use like asparagus<br><br>
>Wild mustards-Brassica species-young basal leaves-raw in salad or sandwiches or cooked like cabbage<br><br>
>Shepherds purse-Capsella bursapastoris-young basal leaves, seeds, pods-raw in salads, sandwiches,cooked etc.<br><br>
>Chicory-Cichorium intybus-young basal leaves-raw in salads or cooked.<br><br>
or try Thistles, Storks bill, Bedstraw, Wild lettuce, Common peppergrass,Evening Primrose, Common Plantain, Purselane, Watercress, Sheep sorrel, Chickweed, Dandelion, Red clover, Nettle or so many others, Just check and see what natural flora grows in your area and make sure that you can identify them before you try eating any.
 
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