Written by Deborah Aldridge
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I was raised by the children of farmers, and my parents and grandmothers taught me well. They often said to never throw away anything you can eat, and you'd be surprised at what you can eat. Most of us throw certain parts of garden plants in the compost or even in the garbage, but not all cultures are so wasteful. In some countries, the parts we discard are delicacies. Just like Native Americans and long-ago farmers used every part of an animal, there are quite a few parts of vegetable plants, usually discarded, that are very much edible.
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