Fiddlehead Greens

     A common food in Maine is something called Fiddlehead Greens.  These are basically young ferns that have yet to uncurl, causing them to look very much like the rolled up "scroll" section of a fiddle. These ferns are actually a traditional cuisine in parts of France, Russia, and Asia as well, but are surprisingly unheard of in most parts of America.

      Fiddlehead Ferns grow wild in Maine, and are usually collected in great quantity.  Basically eaten as a vegetable, Fiddlehead Greens taste similar to green beans. Fiddleheads are also remarkably nutritious.  They are high in Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids, as well as being a great source of antioxidants and dietary fiber.  They are also low in sodium while being rich in potassium.

     In today's clip, Larry introduces a patch of fiddlehead ferns on a section of his property, searching for a few "fiddleheads" to collect.