Yes, you can! Japanese Knotweed is safe for humans to consume as long as it hasn’t been treated with potentially harmful herbicides. It is reportedly a good source of vitamin A, and it supposedly tastes similar to rhubarb. Let us know if you have any recipes for Japanese Knotweed and have tried it, and like or dislike it.

More Facts About Japanese Knotweed

British horticulturist Alys Fowler said in 2018 that we should “eat Japanese Knotweed into submission”. That said, you’d have to eat an awful lot of Japanese Knotweed to completely eradicate the plant from your property and from the suggest 1.5M homes affected across the UK.