Snow is indeed an edible substance as it is
made mostly of water. That being said, snow does
contain other chemicals that it catches from the
atmosphere as it falls to the ground, like
carbon, or soot for example that can come from
burning wood or coal. These chemicals in the
snow are well below levels that would be
harmful to humans though, so it is certainly
but best to eat when the snow is fresh.
If snow has been on the ground for a few days,
to not eat this snow as it begins to accumulate
bacteria from dirt and animals. In this case, if
you must eat the snow, you need to melt the snow
on the stove and boil it in order to get rid of
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