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Welcome to the Forager Helper, part of the FoundFood.com family.

In these pages you’ll find a repository of the foraging knowledge that we have built up over many, many years; Rather than keeping it as our personal reference, we’ve opened it up for anyone to subscribe to.

Inside you’ll find over 100 detailed monographs about edible and poisonous plants, trees, seaweed and fungus. Each monograph contains details of how to identify it, pictures, suggestions of how you can use it, when and where to find it, potential lookalikes that it might be confused with and so on. Each item is also further categorised by its family, which parts can be used, any applicable warnings and so on.

We also have videos, recipes, plant family descriptions and we’re adding to the content all the time.

Below you can see an example of the family content, and a monograph which we’ve made free to access.

Featured Family – Lamiaceae

Mint or Deadnettle family Size: 236 genera, 7500 species Notable genera: Basil (Ocimum), mint (Mentha), sage (Salvia), thyme (Thymus), rosemary (Rosmarinus), lavender (Lavandula), oregano (Origanum), catnip (Nepeta), bee balm (Monarda), woundworts (Stachys), deadnettles (Lamium), hemp nettles (Galeopsis), and teak (Tectona)....
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Restricted content

Commonly confused with stinging nettles, especially before it flowers, but if you look really closely it doesn't have the stinging hairs; Also, a top tip...
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Ground Ivy Chicken ‘n’ Bacon

This is my take on a classic chicken breast stuffed with garlic butter and wrapped in bacon. For this I’ve added a layer of ground...
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Ground Ivy

The taste of Ground Ivy raw is so pungent that it is difficult for most people to chew an entire leaf; However, that flavour mellows considerably on cooking, and so makes an excellent addition for stock, sauces and gravies.
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Black Horehound

It is a common, perhaps unremarkable, plant with one defining feature - its pungent, rotten smell. This smell, particularly apparent when the leaves are crushed, keeps herbivores away and gives it a local name of 'Stinking roger' in some places.
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