Team Recommends Adding Invasive Species to your Diet

By KBJR News 1

June 6, 2013 Updated Jun 7, 2013 at 9:54 AM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) - Two Duluth neighborhoods have been invaded by an invasive species called "Garlic Mustard."

Garlic mustard thrives in shaded areas and can kill tree seedlings and other wanted vegetation.

An aggressive patch has been located near 6th Avenue East and 11th Street.

Duluth's Invasive Species Team targeted Garlic Mustard Thursday during a "show and tell" on how to identify and eliminate the invasive plant.

The good news? You can use it to cook up a mean batch of pesto.

"It's garlic mustard related to mustard and broccoli and you can actually cook with it. It is edible so one of the things we are doing is handing out recipes. So anyone who wants to take it can cook with it. Good garlicky smell to it," said Mark Tomshack, an intern with Species Management Team.

The next show and tell on the Garlic Mustard invasion will be held June 13th at 5:30 p.m. at the corner of North 7th Ave East and Kelly Street.

Michelle Lee