Doctor Says: Don't Eradicate that Pokeweed - Cook It!

Jul 14, 2016

Pokeweed, a native wild perennial grows tenaciously in the Northeast and all across America. Some say parts of the plant have medicinal qualities, others say it can be poisonous to humans. But all do agree that the leaves and stems of poke once cooked are delicious. Dr. Paul Wheeler of Woods Hole shares his passion for pokeweed - how and why to cook it, instead of eradicate it.

 

Make sure to visit the Poke Salad Festival in Blanchard, LA