It’s National Dandelion Day
We think it is definitely a day worth celebrating!
Some see a weed
Did you know that dandelion leaves and roots have a plethora of health benefits? I’ll be honest with you; I didn’t realize just how amazing these puffy flowers were until writing this post.
Dandelion leaves are edible and are used in soups and salads. It is rich in beta-carotene, vitamin C, fiber, potassium, iron, calcium, zinc, and phosphorus. You’ll also get the benefit of B complex vitamins. I wonder if Popeye knew it has more protein than spinach. It has been consumed for thousands of years as a food and a medicine in the treatment of anemia, scurvy, skin problems, blood disorders and depression.
Before you run out in your yard and start gobbling them, it’s important to choose ones that have not been sprayed with pesticides, fertilizers or chemicals. Dandelion leaves and roots can be bought in health food markets or as a freeze-dried herb. Dandelion tea is also a very popular way to enjoy these puffs of joy.
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