Foraging – the activity of going places searching for things to eat or use – is becoming a trend again. Social Networks like TikTok are no strangers to this phenomenon and in this article, we have a look at the most interesting TikTok accounts focused on foraging.
Why is foraging trending again?
As we have seen before, TikTok could be an excellent source of very useful information. But TikTok could also launch new sustainable trends and foraging is no stranger to this. There are several accounts on TikTok focused on foraging and a community of millions of followers ready to go outdoors and search for their own food in a nearby forest, park, or even parking lot!
The interest in harvesting wild foods that grow without human intervention seems to be growing these days, not just on social media. During the pandemic lockdowns, when people were allowed limited time outside, they started to look for plants or herbs in their backyard or nearest parks. The recent issues in the supply chain of products have only increased this interest.
Foraging, if carried out properly, is a sustainable activity and this is why are looking into the eight most interesting TikTok accounts focused on foraging.
The eight best TikTok accounts focused on foraging
Perhaps the most famous TikTok account focused on foraging. Alexis has almost four million followers, a very recognizable style and she can pretty much create any kind of recipe from what she finds around the woods.
For example, have you ever thought you could use Linden berries to make chocolate or chocolate ice cream?
Spicy Moustache account is the second largest account on our list reaching 1.6 million followers with tips about sustainable living, home cooking, and, of course, foraging.
His most successful video so far is about cooking a wild mushroom and using it in a recipe as a replacement for chicken because it tastes exactly the same. And this is exactly what foraging on TikTok is all about!
Dr. Walker’s – @fascinatedbyfungi is focused – quite obviously – on mushrooms. On his account, there are several tips on how to find, recognize, cook and even grow your own mushrooms. For those that want to learn even more about mushrooms, Dr. Walker has also a website full of resources and he runs a podcast.
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Elizabeth’s TikTok account contains plenty of different ideas for cooking using both flowers and mushrooms. In the account, there are also videos about her personal life. Elizabeth is definitely an advocate for sustainable living!
There’s nothing really chaotic about Gabrielle’s account on TikTok. Actually, she provides science-based foraging education. She is also an advocate for the environment and an expert on mushrooms.
Megan’s account really does help those that are beginning to forage with simple ideas and a monthly list of what it is possible to forage during that specific time of the year.
James’ account is focused mostly on mushrooms. It is very interesting to see the variety of mushrooms he is able to find in terms of shapes and colors. James runs a newsletter and courses about mushrooms.
If you want to find out which mushroom tastes like steak and other curious facts follow him!
Samuel’s TikTok account on foraging focuses on wildflowers and plants. He is a true expert on foraging and has already published two books about this topic. His account shows a large number of edible flowers and plants but he also raises his concerns about protecting the environment from using chemical products against insects.
Editor’s Note: The opinions expressed here by Impakter.com columnists are their own, not those of Impakter.com –In the Featured Photo: Foraging Wild Berries. Photo credit: Unsplash.