ALL ABOUT RAMPS
Ramps (Allium trioccum), also known as Wild Leek, Wild Garlic or Ramson are a member of the Onion and Lilly Family. Ramps sprout from early Spring to early May. They have elegant green leaves growing from a richly purple stalk that fades to a white bulb. The bulb of the vegetable looks like a little scallion, but with the leaves being flatter and broader. Their distinct tastes has a middle ground flavor, with the sweetness of leeks and the bite of garlic. And this flavor is delicious!
The folk medicine reputation which holds to both Ramps and Wild Leeks to be powerful healers turns out to be well deserved. They are high in Vitamins C and A, and Minerals. And they have the same choloesterol-reducing capacity found in Garlic and other members of this family.