Edibility of Bulbs

Shmuel Silinsky via pbs pbs@lists.pacificbulbsociety.net
Mon, 22 Mar 2021 01:49:16 PDT
Just ran across this thread. Arum palestinum is mentioned frequently as a
food in Israel in the Mishnah written about 200 CE. I was evidently a
cultivated crop as well as wild gathered. Both the bulb and leaves were
eaten. Boiling 7 times is mentioned, presumably to get the toxins out.
Don't know if it was the leaves, bulbs or both that needed boiling, but I
ran into a fellow once in Jerusalem's Old City with a big bag of Arum
leaves. He said he was going to a person who knew how to prepare them.
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