- Open a box of nettle tips and breathe deep. Real wild nettles have an incredible herbal aroma and a complex flavor of deep green, with notes of celery and mint, a perfect spring tonic. They do "sting" so handle with gloves. The sting is completely and quickly neutralized by blanching (or drying or microwaving).
Ours are handpicked, tips only, from quality landscapes, so you only get the tender aromatic delicious parts that go well in a classic nettle soup, a savory pizza topping with asparagus, or more flavorful substitute for spinach.(from Meadows and More)