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Sorrel - is it really poisonous?

HHassist's picture

A friend of mine planted sorrel last summer so she could make a recipe she has for sorrel soup. The soup is delicious, and I'm thinking of planting sorrel this suimmer so I can make the soup whenever I want.

My concern is that I read that sorrel is poisonous. Does anyone know if this is true?? And if it is, how much sorrel would a person have to eat to be affected by the poison??

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Anonymous's picture

The leaves are definitely cooked -- they're like spinach, a huge amount of raw sorrel turns into a limp little pile of cooked sorrel!! I love the lemony flavour..... I'm looking forward to making more sorrel soup this summer :)

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