A powerhouse of anti-oxidants, Dandelions are nature’s richest green source of beta-carotene, the third richest source of Vitamin A of all foods, and has been found to contain vitamin D. Eating Dandelion is extremely beneficial to digestion and supports the liver and kidneys. Dandelion root contains inulin.
Excellent Source of:
Vitamin A, Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Vitamin E
Serving Size 55g (~1 cup chopped)
Amount Per Serving
Calories from fat 3
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 42 mg
Total Carbohydrate 5 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Sugars 0 g
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your Daily value may be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs.
Dandelion Green Smoothie Recipe:
1 apple (peeled)
7 dandelion greens
(~1 cup chopped)
~ 3/4 cup water
Blend and enjoy. An excellent health tonic.
Dandelion is corrupted French for ‘dents de lion’ (tooth of the lion), referring to the jagged edge of the leaf. It is universally considered a noxious weed that attacks lawns but drinkers of green smoothies know better. While considered by many to be a bitter green, be sure to eat young leaves before the plant has begun to flower as the leaves become more bitter once the plant begins its flowing stage. Throughout history, Dandelion has had a reputation as being effective in promoting weight loss and laboratory research indicates that there is some support for this reputation. As well, Dandelion is a powerful liver and kidney cleanser.
* Nutrition Source: USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference