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Is it safe to eat kudzu?

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The edible parts of the kudzu plant are the blossoms, young sprouts, and early green leaves. Cooked leaves have 36 calories for 3.5 ounces. Leaves can be fixed any way you would prepare spinach. Ms. Edith Edwards, Kudzu Cow Farm, Rte. 1, Box 187, Rutherfordton, NC 28139, has written a booked called The Kudzu Konnection.

PREPARED BY: Angela M. Fraser, Ph.D., Associate Professor/Food Safety Specialist, and Carolyn J. Lackey, Ph.D., R.D., L.D.N., Professor/Food and Nutrition Specialist, North Carolina State University (August 2004)

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