In Your Diet

All parts of the dandelion plant are edible: roots can be cooked as a vegetable or used to make a coffee-like drink; leaves are eaten in salad across Europe and can be sauted to eat as a side vegetable; flower buds can be eaten in salads or lacto-fermented to produce a caper-like product; the flower petals, with embryonic seeds, are useful in gluten-free baking and to make patties or stuffings as the latex they contain acts as a binder and produces a coherent texture; flowerheads can be steeped to make a tonic drink or fermented wine

55 grams of uncooked dandelion greens provides the following, and other above-ground parts of the plant are comparable to this:

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