Thursday Feb 15, 2024

Weeds: if you can't beat them, eat them with Janice Clyne

Janice Clyne, a well-versed food scientist, gut health enthusiast, and foraging expert chats to us in this episode.


We delve into the unexpected treasures of your very own garden: weeds like nettles, dandelion, sorrel, rosebay willowherb, and ground elder that are often overlooked but pack a punch for your immune system, liver, and overall detoxification. Janice will inspire you to rethink these wild plants as potent sources of nourishment that our bodies have evolved to utilise.


Janice is a qualified food scientist, gut health guru, supporter of plant-based, locally sourced, seasonal food, a fermentista, and foraging fanatic. She is passionate about inspiring, informing, and motivating change in health and eating habits through her skills, expertise, and experience in her Wellness Hub.


Janice has written in Scotland Grows magazine about foraging for and using, wild garlic, ground elder, rosehips, sea buckthorn, and nettles so do catch up with those articles for some great ways to use what you forage.


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This series is sponsored by ROOTS, a subscription from the National Trust for Scotland which helps both your garden and Trust gardens thrive.


For £6 a month you will be sent a ROOTS pack every six weeks, with gardening gifts, including Scottish seeds six times a year, stories about Scotland’s plant life, and tips from  expert Trust gardeners, as well as an invitation to two exclusive ROOTS events a year with the Trust gardens team.


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