There is loads of this balsam stuff completely taking over the area where I live . I've believe it's edible - does it need any prep or can it be eaten raw? Are the seeds edible raw or do they need cooking etc? (esp. this time of year when they are ripe and popping all over the place!) I'd love to try out any recipes, and if it helps to stop the growth in any way then even better! (I'd use a net over the seed pods while collecting btw ). Any tips?