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Is it possible to eat the roots of a tree?

I watched a TV-Show a few years ago and while they were in the forest they had to eat tree roots to survive. Is it possible to do this or are the roots damaging to your digestive system? And if you can how would they taste?

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It's unlikely it will damage your intestines although the taste will not be the greatest. For survival purposes, roots find water and nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorus which would be a benefit. If they had it on a tv show, it's unlikely there are any consequences.