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Thursday, March 25, 2010

WILD FOOD NUTRITION - DANDELION


Dandelion leaves are a nutritious free food.
Dandelion leaves have very high amounts of carotenes expressed as vitamin A, vitamin C complex expressed as ascorbic acid, potassium and calcium. The fresh or cooked leaves have high amounts of iron, phosphorus, and B vitamin complex including  riboflavin, thiamine, niacin and choline. Also manganese, sulpher, magnesium, silica, low sodium, potash and vitamin D.
Forget hard to digest Dietary Supplements and eat your weeds !

Dandelion Greens

per person:
1 C dandelion greens
1/4 C water in pot

Wash greens well.
Chop coarsely without drying. Add to pot with water.
Bring to boil. Reduse heat and cook to taste. 
Firm or mushy.

Variations;
add raw garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper.
add vinegar and salt.
add sour cream and onion.
add bacon.

Info above from Susun Weed's very informative herbal  Healing Wise.













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3 comments:

Allisonian said...

Hello, I love your photo. And thank you for the great information! I, too, am a dandelion connoisseur! I have so many dandelions. They are so delicious! I love them very much! Fortunately, I just picked some for my lunch this morning. Rain, or not, they’re such a great pick-me-up. I loved the You Tube video you posted about them some time back. Got dandelions?
Hope your spring is bright! I don't think I've waited in anticipation as much as I have this spring. Thank you again! TTYL ;)

Morgaine said...

I love Dandelion Greens (and Dandelion tea)! I never could figure out why people wanted to spray them with nasties!

Clytie said...

I've heard so much about the benefits of dandelions, I'm not sure why I haven't tried them yet.

Maybe now is the time?