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Mountain Sorrel (Oxyria diyna) in autumn colours, Bear Islands, Ofjord, Northeast Greenland National Park

Mountain Sorrel (Oxyria diyna) in autumn colours, Bear Islands, Ofjord, Northeast Greenland National Park

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Uploaded 29 Sep 2014 by Peter Prokosch
Year: 2014 Taken by: Peter Prokosch
Mountain sorrel is common in the tundra of the Arctic. The leaves of mountain sorrel have a fresh acidic taste and are rich in vitamin C, containing about 36 mg/100g. They were used by the Inuit and Dutch whalers on Spitsbergen to prevent and cure scurvy, and can be used in salads. It is called qunguliq in Inuktitut. The above-ground parts of the plant are edible when cooked.
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