Who doesn’t have fond memories picking a dandelion from the yard, blowing as hard as you could, and watching the fluffy seeds take flight on the wind? We spend millions of dollars every year trying to get rid of the humble dandelion, poisoning yards with an estimated 80 million pounds of pesticide a year to get rid of this ‘weed.’ Despite its bad reputation, dandelions are a highly nutritious source of food utilized all over the world. Why do battle with this resilient lawn warrior every year when you can exploit them as a delicious and nutritious food source?
Dandelions are a great foraging option for urban foragers, as the plant adapts well to the modern world of ‘disturbed habitats.’ You would be hard pressed to miss the dandelion, as it can grow practically anywhere. Dandelion leaves can be harvested any time of year and added as greens for a salad or cooked as a replacement for leaf vegetables like spinach. The younger, smaller leaves found in early spring or leaves picked in the fall are less bitter; if you harvest dandelion leaves in the late spring or fall, you can boil the leaves to get rid of the bitter flavor. Dandelions are an amazing source of nutrients; one cup of raw greens contains 112% of your daily intake of vitamin A and 535% of vitamin K, in addition to providing vitamins C and E, niacin, and riboflavin. The flowers are also edible, and can be eaten raw, fried, pickled (the Japanese regularly pickle dandelion flowers and eat them as a delicacy), or used to make wine. One year round edible part of the dandelion is its taproot, although it’s best from late fall to early spring when the energy has returned to the root. The deep taproot can be dug up and prepared like any other root vegetable, taking the place of staples like potatoes.
Despite their reputation, dandelions make great companion plants for gardening because their long taproots help to bring up nutrients to shallow rooting plants, adding nutrients and minerals to the soil. The wild edible is also one of the most revered herbal remedies. Tea made from the root has been shown to strengthen the entire body; dandelion tea can help with liver and gallbladder issues, helps with indigestion, improve stomach pain and issues with the intestines, and even help with hypoglycemia! The milky white sap found in the stem removes warts, moles, pimples, calluses, and sores, and help to soothe bee stings or blisters. Dandelions can be found in essentially every lawn, and they’re not going anywhere, so get out there and advantage of this great wild edible today!
This Wild Edible APN Gold Series card features a worldwide leafy green and contains ¼ of a gram of 999.99 fine gold. Featuring the gold bar in this collectable packaging ensures the quality of your gold bullion and guarantees that your gold bar comes to you in an unaltered, pristine condition! The accompanying card lists the weight and guaranteed purity of the Gold bar, describes the nutritional value of dandelions, and includes a photo to assist in plant identification.
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