2 LB Package - Spruce Tips SITKA
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This is a vacuum packed 2 pound bag of freshly harvested Sitka spruce tips. Please note we only ship on Mondays and Tuesdays to avoid having the product sit in a hot warehouse over the weekend.

Sitka spruce grows along the Pacific shore from Nothern California up to Alaska. This freshly harvested Sitka spruce is a bit softer, more mellow in character than Colorado Blue and Engelmann spruce and is not as piney. Only available in 2lb packages. Limited supply available. 

Other Uses – Food & Medicine - The leaves and branches, or the essential oils, can be used to brew spruce beer! (Go figure…) Also, the tips from the needles can be used to make spruce tip syrup. Native Americans in New England used the sap to make a gum which was used for various reasons, and which was the basis of the first commercial production of chewing gum. In survival situations spruce needles can be directly ingested or boiled into a tea. This replaces large amounts of vitamin C. Also, water is stored in a spruce's needles, providing an alternative means of hydration. Spruce tip tea has long been used by indigenous peoples to soothe coughs and sore throats, and to alleviate lung congestion. Reports say that spruce can be used as a preventative measure for scurvy in an environment where meat is the only prominent food source. Although there are many known uses for spruce, always consult a tree-eating expert before scarfing down wicked huge helpings of pine.

MORE: For more information including recipes, info about spruce tips and about Spruce on Tap, click on the About Us link at the bottom of the page.

  • Item #: S.T.-2LB SITKA

2 LB Package - Spruce Tips SITKA

Price: $71.99
Availability: Out-of-Stock