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Can You Eat Hedge Apples?

Are hedge apples OK to eat?

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November 4, 20122 found this helpful
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No, it is an ornamental item, we use in the house for bug deterrent. Also known as horse apple and hedge balls here.

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August 2, 20162 found this helpful

Also good for pet orders in the house

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October 3, 20170 found this helpful

I have been reading and there are a great deal of people that will differ with you on that comment.

Many believe it is a cure for cancer.

In addition, they are safe for humans to eat.

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November 6, 20152 found this helpful
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I use them whole every year. About 20 to 25 of them under the furniture and sink, in the closets. They do work, and they don't rot if you don't cut them. They just shrivel up. I got them last week and put them out. Never had gnats or any problem. Just use them whole.

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September 27, 20160 found this helpful

I have never had any success with them being a pest deterent in ks.

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August 15, 20170 found this helpful

Where can I find them and Kansas somewhere I know but what's the town

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August 19, 20171 found this helpful

I am deathly afraid of spiders and I can't wait until they are in season and I can buy some at the farmer's market. I put them on a paper plate and set them all around the basement. After that, I do not have a bug problem. I recommend this to all our friends and they use the hedge apples too!

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September 3, 20170 found this helpful

We have a lot of hedge balls near Manhattan, Kansas. I'm sure we would be happy to share.

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November 5, 20121 found this helpful

I agree with Grandma, we call them Hedge Apples or Osage Orange. The idea that they help to keep bugs away from your home is a misnomer though. Google it, you will find it is not true.

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July 12, 20162 found this helpful

If you soak them in water, the seeds will fall of easily. The seeds are the only part of the fruit that is edible. They taste like raw sunflower seeds and can also be roasted

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August 19, 20161 found this helpful

I respectfully disagree. I freeze them scrape a little off ( about a table spoon ) each day. I'm certainly not making any medical claims. Been fighting various cancers most of my adult life. Since consuming hedge apples, no cancers have cropped up. 8 yrs! Proof is in the pudding, for me anyway. Not suggesting anything scientific here or recommending anything either. Word if caution, whether you decide to consume the seeds or fruit. The tree is in the rubber tree family. If you're allergic to latex, ( common allergy) you're allergic to hedge apples.

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September 3, 20161 found this helpful

Do you scrape the outside to eat or the inside I have heard of people useing hedge apples to fight cancer before and they've always said the inside if you could email me back I would appreciate it

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September 27, 20160 found this helpful

This not true,you eat the whole thing. They have a variety of uses for the body, they are not poison. If a cow or horse has died eating them it's because the hedgeapples got stuck in the throat. Deer, squirrels , pigs eat them in abundance.

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February 11, 20170 found this helpful

You can freeze them shave some off daily and eat the whole thing or dry them for a capsule I freeze them in newspaper

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September 4, 20160 found this helpful

What are hedge apples good for and how to use them

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October 10, 20160 found this helpful

Have been reading about the horse apple is suppose to be good for Cancer ! I am not a professional but it might be worth looking in to if it's true ! And we always were told growing up that they were poisonous ! God put them here for a reason !!

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November 4, 20160 found this helpful

Yes, people have been drying them and making pills and tinctures to help fight colds and boost immune system. Some people freeze them and grate off a tablespoon and mix it with honey and take it when they feel like a cold is coming on and then put what's left wrapped up in the freezer. Amazing stuff. Some even say it helps with fighting Cancer

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November 30, 20161 found this helpful

can yu eat hedge apples

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February 11, 20170 found this helpful

Yes hedge apples are safe to eat you can freeze them or dry them

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