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Arts and crafts folks have also fallen in love with bittersweet (whether Oriental or false).

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The 6 Tastes offer us a user-friendly guide map for how to nourish ourselves. Rather than looking at nutritional labels for X amount of protein or Y amount of carbohydrates, the 6 Tastes naturally guide us towards our body’s nutritional needs. Each taste feeds our mind, body, senses, and spirit in its own unique way. From a modern nutritional perspective, the 6 Tastes satisfy each of the major dietary building blocks. Sweet foods, for example, are rich in fats, proteins, carbohydrates, and water, whereas Bitter and Astringent foods are high in vitamins and minerals.

But what if you wish to save your trees and get rid of Oriental bittersweet?

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Stewards of the landscape in the U.S., however, are keeping a close eye on Oriental bittersweet vine. Along with other exotic plants such as purple loosestrife and Japanese knotweed, Oriental bittersweet vine is one of the terribly invasive plants considered by many to be an environmental menace. Oriental bittersweet vines choke out , replacing them with a monoculture. Exacerbating the problem is the fact that, invasive plants or not, bittersweet's vines are so captivating that they entice people to propagate them as a landscaping element. As if Oriental bittersweet vines needed any help in spreading!

To summarize, there are 3 plants in the eastern and central U.S. commonly called bittersweet:

There's nothing worse than pouring a big cup of coffee, bringing it to your lips, taking that first sweet drink, and realizing that it's bitter as sin.

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Grinding coffee beans changes how the flavor compounds dissolve, which means that if it's too coarsely ground you risk under-extraction, and in turn a flat or perhaps a sour tasting coffee. But if they're too finely ground, you risk an over-extracted, bitter coffee. Different brewing methods will require different grinds, and sometimes you need to experiment to figure out the sweet spot, but if you're getting a bitter cup chances are your grounds are a little too finely ground.

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To discuss the plant properly called "bittersweet," we'll have to introduce a third plant into the linguistic fray. For the true "bittersweet" is a plant markedly distinct from both oriental bittersweet vines and their rivals native to North America. And, although its berries are poisonous, the true bittersweet, as we'll see on Page 2, has been used traditionally by herbalists as a medicine....

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If neither of the two types of bittersweet vine known so well in the eastern and central U.S. is the true "bittersweet," then what plant merits that appellation? The answer: a introduced into the U.S. from Europe, called "bittersweet nightshade" (Solanum dulcamara). The colorful berries of this plant undergo an interesting transformation during their growing season. Beginning as a green berry, they change first to a yellow color, then to orange, and finally mature to red. Making the plant even more colorful is the fact that not all the berries reach these color stages at the same time. Consequently, it is not uncommon to see a bittersweet nightshade plant bearing berries of three or four different colors (see picture of bittersweet nightshade above).

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The berry of this true bittersweet is poisonous (as are several other enticing wild berries I frequently encounter in New England, including baneberry).

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Ayurveda identifies 6 Tastes by which all foods can be categorized: Sweet, Sour, Salty, Bitter, Pungent, and Astringent. While the first four tastes are probably recognizable, the last two may not seem familiar. Pungent taste is hot and spicy as found in a chili pepper, while Astringent taste is dry and light as found in popcorn.