The discovery of those distinctive jagged leaves colonizing backyard flower beds may not gladden the hearts of gardeners but dandelion greens have become popular enough that many grocery stores stock cultivated varieties. Dandelion greens are high in vitamins A, B complex, C and D, and minerals including iron, potassium, magnesium, calcium and zinc. The University of Maine says that 3 1/2 oz. of boiled greens contain about 33 calories, .06 g of fat and 2 g of protein.
Health Benefits– Helpful for PMS, good for menopause, increases ovarian hormones.
You can use the greens in salad. I do not have a recipe and from what I have read they can be on the bitter side. Many of the recipes had bacon which would seem to be counter beneficial from any health benefits. A Balsamic vinaigrette might taste good, with some goat cheese, roasted corn and fresh tomatoes. Yum, now I am hungry. Some Dark Rye Bread with some olive oil would compliment well.
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