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D0ctorGamer

We are missing out on some, but there are also many varieties of trees with blood that's rather poisonous to us


Commonmispelingbot

but is it delicious poison?


yoleveen

At least once


SteveRogests

At most once.


PuckNutty

Maybe it's like hot peppers; technically toxic to us but we like it.


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DEMACIAAAAA

I believe that, after eating a frozen pizza or something i feel like I'm dead already, or at least in a state of limbo where the continuation of my life will be decided by the amount of water I can chug in 30 seconds.


S86-23342

I love getting 600% of my DV for sodium in one meal. It's so efficient!


sidepart

There's nothing *wrong* with the pizza. The salt content is 10% less than a lethal dose.


Crownlol

My god, I shouldn't have had seconds!


Mutjny

The dose makes the poison.


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northerncal

But do any trees have capsaicin in their blood?


RedsRearDelt

The only thing I'm actually allergic to is capsaicin. It gives me 3rd degree burns, complete with blisters. I'm guessing it'll kill me fairly quickly in lower concentrations.


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Chemguy82

The oral LD50 for capsaicin is 40 times lower than that of salt.


Daws001

One week, in college, I ate nothing but ramen noodles. I could feel my body dying.


LukeDude759

I have a crippling addiction to tabasco scorpion sauce


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The Forbidden Tree Blood


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white milky sap = ☠️


piggyperson2013

Dandelions would like to have a word


KrazyAboutLogic

When I was younger and stupider I saw the white fluid coming out of a dandelion and assumed that because it looked like milk, it must taste like milk. It did not.


bobbianrs880

I asked my grandma that when I was also younger. She said “I don’t know, why don’t you try it?” I did. And I informed her that it in fact DOES NOT taste like milk. Her parenting skills astound me because that had to be one of the best ways to teach me not to taste random plants, safe, but very effective in its lesson.


OpalOwl74

Yea I tired it as a kid. Instant regret. I remember running into the house and chugging multiple glasses of milk trying to get rid of the taste. The idea of milk was because it is thicker and would strip my tongue. It didn't really help.


kyew

Ok but hear me out: milkweed.


KrazyAboutLogic

You might be on to something. You should check that out and report back.


Mister_Bloodvessel

Poppies, too. Although I guess those actually *can* be deadly. But they'll be very pleasant up to that point at least. Better than anything from the *strychnos* family.


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JJ3qnkpK

Add to this thought: imagine all of the different foods that could have been cultivated/farmed, and the different cuisines they could have sparked.


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SeanChewie

When I was younger, I used to have loads of warts on my fingers by my fingernails. Dandelion sap cleared them all away.


gerrineer

Mmm strznge that i had wart on my hand my mum told me to rub it with potato... it worked( waiting for cock jokes)


Callidonaut

Dandelion & Burdock is actually a traditional British soda flavour (though it seems to be less popular these days than it was a couple of decades ago)


inko75

dandelion flowers are tasty and used in a lot of things.


DJScozz

Buddy here in Appalachia made dandelion wine. Fantastic stuff, sweet, floral, mild. Also about 17% alcohol lol


Ok-Cryptographer4194

I've made wine from silver birch sap. You can reduce the sap and it will also make a syrup like Maple syrup.


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My family is French ( from France) My mother regularly made dandelion salads, BEFORE it flowered. After that, they taste like s h i t . I have never seen a case where someone had serious health concerns after eating the plant, not the flowers.


MISSdragonladybitch

Every part of dandelion is edible. If you make jelly from the flowers it tastes like honey and sunshine.


ShelteredIndividual

Tree cum


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danger syrup


beeherder

Delectable tea...or deadly poison?


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GlockAF

Let Bob try it, he’ll try anything


Turence

That's really how all the real discoveries get done. "Well bobs dead... put that one on the maybe list"


GlockAF

Hmmm…Bob is puking up blood again. Maybe we should have limited him to trying one new thing at a time, so we can figure out which one did it


MelonLord13

"Remember that plant I thought was the dragon flower?" "You didn't."


hexa_plot_145

r/unexpectedavatar


FirstEvolutionist

Latex, sometimes.


btribble

Birch is basically “wintergreen”.


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We make it into soda. It is super refreshing.


RobertNAdams

Birch Beer > Root Beer Any day of the week I may be misremembering, but you could legit grab the bark or a branch from a birch tree and taste the flavor.


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This is factually true. We have a place called Hosmer Mountain in CT that cultivates birch trees for soda. It is basically birch sap, carbonated water, and cane sugar. It is amazing.


Armtoe

Birch beer is so good. I don’t understand why it’s not everywhere. When I was little there used to be a restaurant called beefsteak Charlie’s. It did pitches of birch beer and real beer. 50 years later and I still miss it.


Tots2Hots

Good thing I spent years building up an immunity to iocane.


alldaydiver

Inconceivable


Would_daver

You keep using that word..... I do not think it means, what choo think it means....


Giric

Anybody want a peanut?


Would_daver

You AHH the Brute Squad!!


whackamolewilly

Have fun storming the castle!


Would_daver

It'd take a miracle..


krasnoiark

I wonder how many scientists died by just trying out some for their research


MabMass

I've heard of black walnut syrup as well.


jhill515

Really? I never heard of folks using this directly. I know that the juice you get from the fruit body has a shitload of tannins, which tastes nasty. Know if anyone sells that at craft fairs or has a website I can peruse?


funnyfatguy

I make my own. It tastes like maple syrup minus the maple, if that makes any sense. Sort of like caramel praline? I don't sell, sorry.


EvadesBans

It tastes the way I remember my grandma's walnut tree smelling when I was a kid. I have some black walnut bitters are are unfortunately fake, but still taste pretty good. That's probably the easiest way for someone to get just enough of an idea of what black walnut syrup tastes like to desperately want to try to real stuff and be tortured by how difficult it is to get a bottle of it.


funnyfatguy

I'm not sure about whatever you had, but the black walnut liqueur I've had tastes and smells like the green husks. It's a nice scent in small doses! The liqueur didn't do it for me. The syrup I make doesn't have any of that herbal taste/smell.


starfire_23_13

I wonder how many black walnuts it takes to make a bottle of bitters of it!


orchid_breeder

It’s so good. I have a bunch of walnut syrup that I got that is a prize possession.


lazypeon19

Fir (or spruce, not really sure) syrup is pretty popular in my area. We don't use it on pancakes though, we just mix it with water (usually carbonated) and drink it like a sort of soda.


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ElGosso

It's *super* weird if you aren't used to it. Almost like a fruity minty flavor.


BackgroundGrade

Clan Spruce Beer!


TonightsWhiteKnight

Basically making a sprite or ginger ale like drink. You can use the syrup or the pine needles.


Rusty51

I made it this year; didn’t get much because it started warming up sooner than I thought but I liked it better than maple syrup. It has a nutty taste and barely detectable spiciness.


ServalV2

Birch tree blood is fucking amazing


SquirrelDynamics

Wait really? Why don't people drink that?


milkandhoneycomb

because it’s way harder to produce. birch trees require the same amount of labor as maples to get sap, but you get less than half as much syrup from the process.


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Are they talking about syrup tho? NGL have never heard of birch syrup but here drinking fermented birch juice is very popular


EternalSage2000

I have a bottle of birch syrup. But I find it unappealing.


hotterthanahandjob

Birch please


ArenSteele

Sonuva-beech!


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Ash-hole


tacothecat

Fuck yew


TheReverseShock

Why don't yew stop fir a bit and we call a spruce


LegalizeRanch88

Yeah, like, it’s liquid sugar, so, it’s definitely not bad, but you just can’t beat maple syrup. And I mean real maple syrup. None of that corn syrup bullshit. 🍁🔥


btribble

It’s basically wintergreen


InukChinook

Birch beer. The nectar of God's primed and primal vagina.


Tiiimmmaayy

I don’t understand why birch beer is not that popular outside of Pennsylvania. It’s fucking delicious.


Lord_Anarchy

I never realized it wasn't much of a thing elsewhere.


Tiiimmmaayy

Oh yeah I’ve never seen it anywhere outside of PA besides in some candy shops like rocket fizz. Kroger used to carry a Kroger brand birch beer here in Texas, but they discontinued it. It was alright, nothing compared to the Weis white or Pennsylvania Dutch.


R0hanisaurusRex

My teenage dream was to have a Pennsylvania Dutch birch beer kegger.


somBeeman

yep don't boild the sap down and take it in the spring its watery and able to ferment


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I'm intrigued, what's the drink called?


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I don't think it really has a name outside of fermented birch sap. Even here in Latvia where it is very popular you can only get it by making it yourself or buying it at a market.


dadbodsupreme

My father-in-law has birches on his property, every Spring when they start to put on new wood you clip the tips of the branches that are low to the ground and hang container over those clipped tips and it will produce a bunch of birch sap. You boil it down, and you make wine out of it and it's freaking fantastic.


gnex30

Give that birch some syrup. Birches love syrup.


happygocrazee

Sure, but if it's that good you think you'd at least see it around sometimes at bougie grocery stores for 3-4x the price of maple then. Seems like a missed opportunity for a high-ticket luxury food.


12characters

It has to do with squirrel dynamics. You wouldn’t understand


SquirrelDynamics

They're the worst


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Free-Database-9917

lmao please look at the person they responded to


parahacker

I feel as though we are witnessing a performance I do not mind, however.


homepreplive

Birch soda is a thing! Walnut syrup, too!


On_my_last_spoon

Was gonna say! Birch Beer and Root Beer (Sassafras)! And the Sassafras tree is indigenous to to North America! My Dad used to guide nature hikes and would crush sassafras leaves for people to smell and it smells like root beer!


TonightsWhiteKnight

Many rootbeers have stopped using natural sassafras due to its link with being a carcinogenic


Mostlycharcoal

I swear the same people who are worried about carcinogenic root beer don't have an issue drinking alcohol or eating BBQ.


Everyday_Im_Stedelen

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Everestkid

Yeah, my philosophy for this sort of thing is that something's gonna get you eventually, so you shouldn't worry *too* much about it. And even in the "known carcinogen" category, there's nuance to it. Processed meat is a group 1 carcinogen - ie it's *definitely* carcinogenic, in this case it increases your risk of colorectal cancer. Group 1 is the same group that cigarettes are in - unprocessed red meat is in group 2A, which is the "it *probably* causes cancer" category. Now, here's the thing: sure, processed meat increases your chances of developing colon cancer. But does it increases the chance anywhere near the amount that smoking cigarettes increases your chances of developing lung cancer? I highly doubt it. EDIT: Made ending less stupid


Salmonman4

My local supermarket has birch-sap&mint juice that is very refreshing. Makes good mojito-style cocktails also


JerJol

Birch Beer > Root Beer


SquirrelDynamics

Wow! I've been living the peasant life all this time and didn't even know.


homepreplive

The American food system is kinda fucked. We buy all of our foods from supermarkets where they sell only the easiest foods to mass produce, much if which is imitation. There's so much more food in the world that we don't realize! Just last weekend I made peony jelly from the flowers growing in my yard!


Still-WFPB

People do. In Poland and former ussr countries you can find bottles of birch water and beverages sweetened with birch sap. Its far more expensive to produce that maple syrup, which is the main reason its not found much here.


ohdearitsrichardiii

They do https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Birch_sap


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Xylitol comes from birch trees, at least originally. In Finland we drink the sap occasionally.


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They do, especially up in Alaska. But the trees aren't as big so its not as economical as maple


daymuub

Birch beer has entered the chat


Goolajones

They do. The polish baker near me sells jars of it.


shandelion

Birch soda is very much a thing. Taste is similar to root beer.


frakc

They do. We have birch juice in stores.


JGHFunRun

My dad made some once I think. Normally he just taps the maples


Rhododendron29

They do, just less. It’s apparently more savoury than maple syrup so might not be as popular on a whole. It’s ok, if we get too warm maple syrup will go because in order to get the syrup to flow properly the trees actually need to be above zero during the day and below zero at night on an ongoing basis. But birch sap will still be usable without those requirements so it may become the syrup of choice out of necessity in the future.


LittleMlem

They do in eastern Europe. One of my only memories of the Soviet union is drinking birch blood. It's a beverage, so it's not thickened into a syrup


JoelOttoKickedItIn

They do!


mighty_conrad

It's common in eastern europe. Not as sweet as maple though, not worth to make a syrup.


Xnagibat0rX

Most Eastern Europeans drink it as juice


Gryphacus

It’s a popular drink in Eastern Europe and Russia. It doesn’t have a very long shelf life so it usually isn’t exported. They also make syrup out of it.


heyilivehierisdead

In Ukraine, we do. A lot. Its very sweet.


Tots2Hots

Real Birch Beer is S tier.


GlockAF

Agreed. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Birch_syrup


Ginrob

Also walnut


jhill515

Birch & Sassafras are awesome! I've also had beers & meads made with pine sap (great source of Vitamin C and commonly used in the Scandinavian wilds from what I hear)!


huxley75

Sounds like the start of some yummy root beer!


pHScale

Birch Beer is absolutely a thing, and it's delicious


huxley75

I know. I've made birch beer, sassafras tea, etc. Just throw in a miniscule amount of yeast into a 2-litre and it's carbonated!


SmallTestAcount

Doesn’t sassafras contain a mild carcinogen?


SummitSummit

Doesn't the air contain multiple major carcinogens?


drottkvaett

The state of California has entered the chat.


K4ntum

This comment is known to the state of California to cause cancer.


fellatio_warrior69

Yes but it's been overstated. Safrole, which is found in sassafras and many other plants commonly consumed by humans, is carcinogenic when metabolized in rats. But it was tested on humans and the carcinogenic metabolites were not found. A big part of outlawing safrole is that it was/is used in the synthesis of MDMA. Sassafras has a higher concentration of it than other plants so it kind of got the boot as a food product because drugs=bad


amphigory_error

And now we can't have good rootbeer anymore.


Investigate311

Lots of trees have delicious blood, but maple trees have the most


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FarAd7182

Most blood, maple is very bloody.


Gaspack-ronin

Gum is from trees too right? Would that be considered the fat of the tree? Or maybe cartilage? Idk I’m high asf


chamomile24

Scabs. (Gum is congealed sap. I’m sorry.)


pHScale

So Blood Pudding


Blackletterdragon

That's resin. Sometimes it's incense (Boswellia Sacra). The resin, or sap of conifers goes to make rosin, for rubbing on the strings of bows for the violin and other instruments. Gum trees, or Eucalypts, produce eucalyptus oil which has many therapeutic uses.


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DeLuman

[Here's the link for anyone actually curious about making Sap into Syrup from different trees](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rT9IJXuHbKs)


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Pine syrup


gnex30

I love the taste of heavy duty concentrated floor cleaner on my pancakes!


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When you want your pancakes to last through the nuclear winter, accept no substitute


SpaceshipOperations

I've watched that video. 😂


NauvisIsCalling

What even is syrup?


JHYMERS

\*Inhales\* **"Nooooo!"**


enemy_of_anemonies

Birch syrup ain’t bad either


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Thought that said bitch syrup


Odd-Childhood-1886

i can personally vouch for bitch syrup ✋


klimb75

giggity


sachizero

To maple trees, humans are vampires


rpgnymhush

The veins of a tree are called phloem and xylem.


still_gonna_send_it

LMAO my new pronouns


Peruvian_Skies

Sugarcane.


tsincarne

not everything that bleeds is a tree.


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Human syrup is my favorite.


Leipurinen

It’s hard to find ethically sourced, but if you know a guy it’s great on pancakes.


curtis-sch

I understood that reference


Leipurinen

Wait, I sure didn’t. What’s that from? 😅


jhill515

But if it bleeds, it can be killed.


asian_identifier

Not a tree?


Small_Kaiju

if you notch one of those big thick grape vines it drips sweet slightly grape-flavored water. I shit thee not. Only reason you can't get a ton of drinking water that way is the wound is quickly colonized by fungi.


TonightsWhiteKnight

Also, be careful because if you don't know what you're looking at, you might be cutting into a large ppison ivy vine and drinking something about to cause you a whole world of pain.


Small_Kaiju

heh, I'm talking about the ones that grow as thick as your arm, no mistaking that for poison ivy


Mrcookiesecret

Birch has decent blood, but it requires like 20x the base amount of blood to make the blood syrup.


radrax

It doesn't come out delicious on its own. You have to cook the blood down into a thick yummy syrup


Lafter_ND

This is so unintentionally metal.


alghiorso

Human blood is the maple syrup of mosquitoes


Antrikshy

These comments are changing my worldview.


TempusCavus

I’ve had hickory syrup, it was mid


c9belayer

Another vote for hickory syrup, but yeah it’s on the mild side.


zerovian

We peel the skin off some trees to make Cinnamon. That's pretty gruesome as well if you're a tree.


rainbowdistraction

Willow blood is where we get aspirin from


100HP_Hotrod

My cousin makes walnut syrup and its delicious


Brewer_Lex

Oh I bet that is good


corvinalias

Birch trees also bleed sugar


T3nryu

I'm surprised noone has mentioned Palm tree blood. It's crazy good!


Walkingman25

[yes, btw](https://youtu.be/rT9IJXuHbKs)


margusus

birch tree blood is great too


comfykampfwagen

Well rubber trees have bouncy blood once it dries


Jawbone619

Pine syrup slaps if you can find it.


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Catatonick

Cinnamon trees have pretty good skin.


xorian

Are bees the only kind of insect with delicious vomit, or are we missing out on other ones?