Edibility of Bulbs - Muscari /Helianthus

Jane McGary via pbs pbs@lists.pacificbulbsociety.net
Thu, 25 Mar 2021 11:47:46 PDT
I've eaten Muscari bulbs cooked Greek style (in oil and lemon), and I 
didn't like them. I found the taste unpleasant and the texture rather 
slimy. However, like about a quarter of people worldwide (particularly 
females), I have an aversion to bitter tastes; others may find them more 

Jane Mcgary, Portland, Oregon, USA

On 3/25/2021 7:20 AM, Jim Salyards via pbs wrote:
> While visiting Puglia in the spring of 2010, Muscari comusum bulbs were
> featured in dishes we ate at restaurants.  I also purchased a jar of
> pickled bulbs at a farmstand.  The entire time I was eating them, I assumed
> they were onions with an unusual flavor.  It wasn't until learning more
> about the regional foods of Puglia that I realized they were in fact
> Muscari bulbs.
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