Nettles were legendarily brought to Britain by the Romans to help invigorate their tired legs, but nettles were likely already here so the Rhynie Picts may have enjoyed a cup of nettle tea. High in minerals, nettles are a tasty alternative to spinach when carefully picked and cooked before flowering. After flowering, the seeds can be collected, dried and used as a nutritious seasoning to sprinkle on savoury dishes to supposedly aid the adrenal system.
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Location of Discovery:
Moss Rd, Huntly AB54 4LL, UK
Location of Origin:
Branderupvej 1, 6240 Løgumkloster, Denmark