Friday, September 22, 2017
Thailand delicious wild edible fern
Paco Fern (Diplazium Esculentum) – Pak Goot in Thai
The young ferns fronds are quite nice, especially the tops. This is equivalent to the rather expensive and difficult to find Fiddlehead Ferns elsewhere. It’s a treat eating this tasty plant.
They can be eaten raw, but Thais usually blanch them first. Eating them raw would provide more nutritional value.
There is only just over 30 calories in 100 grams of Pak Goot, but the other nutrients make it a very worthwhile addition to your survival diet. There are antioxidants, vitamins (especially A and C), plus omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids. The Beta Carotene content is also fairly high. Minerals include potassium, iron, manganese, and a bit of copper.