My favourite edible docks by far are the sorrels, with common sorrel (Rumex acetosa) being the most plentiful; whereas sheep’s sorrel (R. acetosella) is locally common in some areas. When out walking or foraging you will soon spot just how common sorrel and other docks are.
Besides, can you eat common sorrel?
The distinctive sour taste of sorrel is due to oxalic acid, which is also present in black tea and spinach. Older sorrel leaves have a higher oxalic acid content, so they will be better for cooking than eating raw. Not only is sorrel good to eat, it also has medicinal properties.
Also Know, are all types of oxalis edible? Oxalis literally means “sour” and it gets that name from its oxalic acid content. Lots of domesticated vegetables, including spinach, broccoli, and, um, sorrel, also contain oxalic acid. All parts of wood sorrel are edible including leaves, flowers, seed pods, and roots.
Keeping this in view, is Sorrel poisonous?
Red sorrel is not considered poisonous to humans, and is often eaten as a pot-herb or green. Red sorrel contains oxalic acid, which can poison livestock if consumed in sufficient quantity; the seeds are said to be poisonous to horses and sheep.
What is the taste of sorrel?