- Named after animals
- Named after food
- Edible succulents
Named After Animals
Named After Food
Othonna capensis pickles
Pork and beans
Aeonium ‘Lime Truffles’
Sedum Chocolate balls
Sedum ‘Lemon Ball’
String of watermelons
Just make a fun of the succulents, they are not edible
Well, we do have some edible succulents
They can be eaten in a variety of ways: raw, grilled, juiced, or mashed. The best part? Most of these are easy to grow!
Peel off the red skin and eat the white, fleshy part. You can eat it while raw, but it might taste better in a smoothie or salad.
It looks unappetizing because of the dense spines, and it is not very tasteful but if you’re ever lost in the desert and dying of thirst or hunger, this can be only few options.
Stone Crops, Sedum
Try stir fry or serve with salad. You wouldn’t treat iit as food, would you?
Prickly Pear, Indian Fig, Cactus Pear – whatever you wanna call it, this is among the most delicious of succulents. Be very careful when you pick them as there are many tiny thorns on the surface of the skin.
Aloe, Aloe barbadensis
Everyone knows that is good medicine for burns. You might have even tried one of those aloe drinks!
Eat the flesh inside after peeling the skin.