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Dandelion Greens

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Preparation, uses, and tips

Wash leaves just before using, and remove the ends. Add raw dandelion greens to salads, or cook them like spinach.

Buying and storing tips

Dandelion greens can be found in the produce section of most health food stores, specialty markets, and some supermarkets. Look for crisp, bright leaves, avoiding those with yellowing, browning or wilted tips. Store them in a plastic bag in the refrigerator for up to three days. If picked in the wild, look for tender, early-season leaves.

Varieties

Dandelion greens vary somewhat in color and size.

Nutrition Highlights

Dandelion greens, 1 cup (raw)
Calories: 25
Protein: 1.5g
Carbohydrate: 5.0g
Total Fat: 0.38g
Fiber: 1.9g
*Excellent source of: Vitamin C (19mg), and Vitamin A (7,700 IU)
*Good source of: Calcium (103mg)

*Foods that are an “excellent source” of a particular nutrient provide 20% or more of the Recommended Daily Value. Foods that are a “good source” of a particular nutrient provide between 10 and 20% of the Recommended Daily Value.

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