The joys of foraging 😊
Erik and I harvested dandelion greens for our rabbit, but after doing our research, realized that the they were great for humans as well...So we added a few leaves into our kale salad.
According to research dandelion greens provide four times as much calcium, 1.5 times as much vitamin A and 7.5 times as much vitamin K as broccoli. They also contains twice as much iron and three times as much riboflavin as spinach, and, while spinach provides no vitamin E or carotenoids, dandelion greens boast 17 percent of the daily adult dose of vitamin E and 13,610 international units, or IUs, of lutein and zeaxanthin per 3.5-ounce serving.
The diuretic properties of dandelion greens make them useful for promoting urine production and reducing symptoms of some liver, gallbladder and kidney conditions. Dandelion greens also inhibit interleukins and other immune molecules that trigger inflammation.
Talk about a mighty weed! Next time you feel like eating a salad why not walk outside and grab some dandelion greens? 😊
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