Thistles are a wild plant which can be used as a non-perishable food item or used in cooking as 'spice'.
Thistles are used as spice in cooking recipes.
Thistles do not spawn naturally and can only be obtained by foraging.
Thistles are a spice when used in cooking recipes, and therefore will not be included in the maximum number of ingredients.
Thistles can only be found by foraging.
From items_food.txt (Project Zomboid directory/media/scripts/)
DisplayName = Thistles,
DisplayCategory = Food,
Type = Food,
Weight = 0.1,
Icon = Thistle,
EvolvedRecipe = Salad:2;HotDrink:2;HotDrinkRed:2;HotDrinkWhite:2;HotDrinkSpiffo:2;HotDrinkTea:2;Soup:2,
Spice = true,
FoodType = Herb,
HungerChange = -4,
Calories = 45,
Carbohydrates = 18,
Lipids = 0,
Proteins = 3,
WorldStaticModel = Thistle_Ground,
EvolvedRecipeName = Thistle,