Ulmus campestris – Famine Foods

Ulmus campestris

Ulmus glabra


China: leaves boiled then eaten with oil and salt. Inner bark is removed, powdered, steamed and eaten. The seeds are eaten, but reportedly cause drowsiness, if consumed in excess.

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Chemical composition (seeds): Protein = 34%. Carbohydrate = 17%. Fat = 28.2%. Ash = 5%. The inner bark is rich in bassorin and lime. Characteristically mucilaginous.

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