Collecting wild asparagusNABIRANJE DIVJIH ŠPARGLJEV

Description

In recent years, the gathering of food in nature has been reawakened from oblivion. One of the most prized plants growing in the Karst region in Slovenia is the wild asparagus. This beautiful and medicinal plant is an important element of high karst cuisine and also a rich Sunday breakfast.

Many festivals dedicated to the wild asparagus have started sprouting recently and more people are taking their time to go to the forest and pick this interesting plant. Wild asparagus is mainly harvested from the end of March until May, but the season can also last as far as June, depending on weather conditions.

Wild asparagus is good for: cleansing the blood, being a diuretic, strengthening the immune system. It is a great food especially for people with diabetes and for those prone to kidney stones. It contains vitamins A, C, E and K.

Fun fact: Young shoots of wild asparagus found in the Karst and Primorje regions grow very rapidly, up to 20 cm in one day.

Intention

Picking wild asparagus is a real adventure because the plant has thorns and also grows together with other bushes with thorns, such as blackberries so it is advisable to have gloves and a stick to chase the snakes away. On sunny days my husband, my little daughter, and I go to the forest and diligently peek under the bushes to notice the young, tall green shoots. We usually return home satisfied with a small bunch of asparagus. We make a risotto, pasta or a hearty breakfast of eggs, bacon, and asparagus. I am glad our family spends quality time together teaching our daughter that nature gives us food and that food is not just found in supermarkets. This is a really nice time spent with my family. Our parents and grandparents regularly harvested wild plants, but then this tradition was forgotten for a while. Now this old knowledge is being revived and we are realizing that our European forests hide much more wild food than we think: mushrooms, herbs, forest fruits, …  By respecting moderate harvesting and visiting the forest responsibly, we can show our children how nature cares for us if we care for it.

Opis

V zadnjih letih se iz pozabe ponovno prebuja nabiranje hrane v naravi in ena izmed najbolj cenjenih rastlin, ki raste na kraški gmajni v Sloveniji so divji šparglji. Ta čudovita in zdravilna rastlina je pomemben element visoke kraške kuhinje in tudi bogatih nedeljskih zajtrkov.

Razvijajo se celo festivali posvečeni divjim špargljem in vedno več ljudi si vzame čas in gre v gozd nabirati to zanimivo rastlino. Divje šparglje nabiramo od konca marca, v aprilu in maju, sezona pa lahko traja tudi do junija, odvisno od vremenskih razmer. Mladi poganjki divjega asparagusa, ki ga najdemo na območju Krasa in Primorja, rastejo zelo hitro, tudi do 20 cm v enem dnevu.

Divji špargelj je dober za: čiščenje krvi, je diuretik, krepi imunski sistem. So odlično živilo za predvsem za ljudi s sladkornimi boleznimi in za tiste, ki so nagnjeni k ledvičnim kamnom. Vsebujejo vitamine A, C, E in K.

Namen

Nabiranje divjih špargljev je prava dogodivščina, ker raste v grmovju med prav pridejo rokavice in tudi palica za preganjanje kač. Ob lepih sončnih dneh se skupaj z možem in hčerkico odpravimo v gozd in pridno kukamo med grme, da bi opazili mlade, visoke zelene poganjke. Običajno se domov vrnemo zadovoljni s šopkom špargljev, ki jih uporabimo za rižoto ali pa imamo zajtrk z jajci, panceto in šparglji.

Veseli me, da naša družina tako preživlja skupni čas, da učim hčerko, da nam narava daje hrano in da ni samo v supermarketih. To je res kvalitetno preživet čas z družino. Že naši starši in dedki in babice so nabirali divje rastline, nato je bila ta tradicija kar malo pozabljena, sedaj pa se ta stara znanja ponovno obuja in spoznavamo, da se v naših gozdovih in verjamem, da tudi drugih gozdovih po Evropi najde še veliko divje hrane … od gob, zelišč, gozdnih sadežev. S spoštovanjem zmernega nabiranja in odgovornega obiskovanja gozda lahko našim otrokom pokažemo kako narava skrbi za nas, če mi skrbimo zanjo.

Sponsors

This project has received funding from the Staatsministerium Baden-Württemberg and the City of Ulm. This website was funded by BMFSJ.

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