Can You Eat Hedge Apples?

October 28, 2012

Are hedge apples OK to eat?

By William



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November 4, 20125 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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July 12, 20162 found this helpful
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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, 20164 found this helpful
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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 27, 20160 found this helpful
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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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November 4, 20161 found this helpful
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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 10, 20173 found this helpful
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Hedge apples have been found to actually cure cancer. They make the body alkaline and cancer cant live in an alkaline body. Google hedge apples and cancer. They are not poisonous. Freeze them solid and grate the frozen hedge apple for two tablespoons a day. Follow with a glass of water. They arent the best tasting fruit, a mix between cucumber and avacado? But health wise they are a gift.

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October 15, 2018

Where in the central Kentucky (Elizabethtown) area can I purchase hedge apples? Anywhere within 50-60 mile radius would work for me. I need good ones I can freeze and eat all winter.



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October 15, 20180 found this helpful

You can get them on amazon. (Affiliate Link)

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October 15, 20180 found this helpful

Maybe this site can help you find some local where you can pick your own!!

Fresh is best!!!

This site may also point you in the right direction!! Good luck with your quest!!

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December 19, 20190 found this helpful

When grating the hedgeapple for medicinal use, do you use the whole thing, seeds, core, etc?

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November 7, 20210 found this helpful

Hi! I have a ton for sale! Email me located in Oldham county Ky

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November 11, 20210 found this helpful

Hedge apples are safe for humans unless you are allergic to latex. These trees are a member of the rubber tree family. They can cure cancer, some even as advanced as stage 4, and anyone who has been cured swear by them.


I personally take 2 tablespoons every day as a preventative measure and I haven't got cancer yet.

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November 11, 20210 found this helpful

Yes, use the whole hedge apple.

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