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Pine Bark Bacon

Post by Sicone » Wed Oct 08, 2014 6:28 pm

Thought I would share this. I fried the inner bark of a pine tree in bacon fat till golden brown and delicious. It does not taste exactly like bacon. It is salty and crunchy. Worth a try if you can scrape off some pine bark. I was debarking a whole tree so I saved some.
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Post by woodsghost » Wed Oct 08, 2014 6:45 pm

Cool idea! Thanks for sharing! It has been a few years since I used the inner bark of trees for anything but cordage. I should try cooking/eating some again.
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Post by JeeperCreeper » Wed Oct 08, 2014 8:16 pm

Wait? Can our bodies even digest and absorb nutrients from bark? I have never heard this before
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Re: Pine Bark Bacon

Post by Murphman » Wed Oct 08, 2014 8:26 pm

JeeperCreeper wrote:Wait? Can our bodies even digest and absorb nutrients from bark? I have never heard this before
Yes. Technically it is not bark, it is cambium.

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Re: Pine Bark Bacon

Post by Murphman » Wed Oct 08, 2014 8:29 pm

Sicone wrote:Thought I would share this. I fried the inner bark of a pine tree in bacon fat till golden brown and delicious. It does not taste exactly like bacon. It is salty and crunchy. Worth a try if you can scrape off some pine bark. I was debarking a whole tree so I saved some.
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What kind of pine tree, and how did you remove the cambium?

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Re: Pine Bark Bacon

Post by Sicone » Wed Oct 08, 2014 9:56 pm

Don't know what kind of pine. I was debarking with a bush axe. Then I used a knife to scrap it thinner. I would love to get to a green dean class. Love his videos.

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Re: Pine Bark Bacon

Post by Woods Walker » Thu Oct 09, 2014 9:10 pm

Thanks for posting. Yup cambium from many trees are edible.
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Re: Pine Bark Bacon

Post by Blast » Thu Oct 09, 2014 9:49 pm

Just a sidenote: the inner bark of the Loblolly tree, common down here in the south, sucks. It's nothing like the inner bark of northern white pines. :cry:
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