Dandelion Nutrients and Benefits

Yellow Dandelion Flower
Dandelion is an edible weed or herb which is usually considered as an unwanted and annoying plant that must be destroyed and disposed of. But, after reading my research article about Dandelion Plant, you are most likely going to think Positive thoughts about it instead of Negative. Dandelion’s name is taken from French dent-de-lion which means Lion’s Tooth. Dandelions don’t need pollination, because they produce seeds asexually by apomixis. Also, just so you know, I’m talking about the good, healthy, fresh, and natural Dandelions, and NOT about the poisonous and chemical treated Dandelions that are dying in your yard because you have been trying to kill them your whole life.

Dandelions have very strong and long roots that can go very deep under the ground which may support the growth of weaker plants that grow near by Dandelions. The leaves on Dandelions can grow as long as 25 cm or 9.8 inches, and usually stay at the very bottom of the plant. Dandelion’s stem is hollow and can be longer than 10 cm or 3.9 inches, and when it gets broken then the milky bitter sap comes out. Dandelion’s flower heads are usually yellow or orange and they consist of many skinny long petals. After a while Dandelion’s flower heads become white and full of little parachutes and each one of these light and little parachutes hold on to its own seed.

Dandelion weed herb is extremely health beneficial, but it is often unappreciated especially by “Perfect Green Lawn Addicts”. Dandelion flower buds, leaves, and the roots have all been used for Medicinal and Food purposes throughout the world. Just one cup of Raw Dandelion Greens contain 535 percent of Vitamin K. People can either eat the dandelion leaves boiled or raw depending on person’s opinion and taste. Some people and cultures use Dandelion’s Roots for a natural caffeine-free dandelion coffee. The Nutrients in one cup (or 55 grams) of Chopped Raw Dandelion Greens are: Continue reading