Very interested to see any comments about this. I would like to make this my staple green!
Because its free
because it is pesticide free from my backyard and parks
because it is abundant and a never-ending supply
because it is good for the liver and gall bladder which I have problems with.
Has anybody have any knowledge about any negative effects this will bring me?
I plan on eating the yellow flower and roots as well!!!!
Thanks for the tip Ash. I am kinda stubborn so I am going to learn the hard way and try the big older leaves first haha
I eat the dandelion leaves and flowers non stop. But if you poke around online you can find out about purslane and say lambs quarters both also grow wild and are very good for you as well. theres quite a few wild edibles we have wild lillies etc.. as well that you can eat. i graze a lot once it all starts growing here. and add it to my smoothies like crazy.
i've eaten the flowers but i havent tried the greens on them now i'm going to have to try em i think i've been on the fence if it was edible or not but recall reading the flowers where so i ate them.
The reason I am kinda hesitant is because 30bad website does not include dandelion in their safe list of greens to eat.
Good theory Peter, It has definitely left me pondering.
Strange, I read up on it, its supposedly very nutritious for us, and has many benefits, wondering why if something is so good for us then why does it taste like crap...hmmm... maybe its an acquired taste Peter? maybe at first, it is foreign to us, our bodies do not know that we should use it?
Peter avocados used to taste crap to me but now they taste good???
Eating bitter foods (such as greens) strengthens your digestion. Most likely, all fruits and vegetables used have some degree of bitter before we domesticated them. It's not that dandelions tastes like crap, but that we have forgotten to appreciate the bitter taste. It's totally good for you! If you decide to eat dandelion greens as a staple, build up to it slowly as they are incredibly potent (lots of bitters and dark green goodness) on cleansing for the liver, and can cause a small headache.
I juiced dandelions all spring and summer last year. This winter I threw down about 30,000 seeds in my yard. I have about 20,000 seeds I will spread around a mountain stream some times soon. I like dandelions cause they dont get attacked by bugs like my kale and chard do. I mix the dandelion juice with fruit smoothie.
i have some growing outside a welding shop at my work across the road , which is in an industrial area.
you think its still safe to eat it?
I love the little flowers they taste like lettuce :) The leaves are usually way too bitter for me, but I found the smaller the leaf, and closer in the middle, the less bitter, so I try to find those ones.
I don't think they are bad... just bitter, which some argue is bad. I couldn't make an entire salad of dandelions.
For me the leaves are too bitter taste but the flower is pretty good, especially if you eat many at once