Does anyone have information on the nutrional value of stinging nettles?
(And perhaps also Goutweed?)
In cronometer, I can only find this non-raw option:
|"Stinging Nettles, blanched (Northern Plains Indians)||"|
When I put a 100 grams of that into Cronometer, I get this in Minerals:
But in Lipids and Amino Acids, there is no information - Surely wild greens must have a certain amount of Amino Acids and fatty acids as well, right?
My guess is that wild greens should be at least as "good" as spinach, nutrition-wise :)
It's my humble opinion that they are quite incredible and a superfood. I juice them daily, now that it is summer here in Europe. Sorry, not stictly 80 10 10. I hope that that's OK? In fact there are masses of edible greens all around. My favourite is chickweed.
Thank you for the link, Banana Boots :) Great to have some more accurate info on the nutritional value of nettles.
And I agree, they are indeed SUPERfoods! I would really love to eliminate all my expenses on leafy greens by picking them myself - and save the money for better quality fruit.
Btw. under the nutritional profile, it says "calculated on a zero moisture basis per 100gm".
- Do you know if this means that they calculated the nutritonal value from dried nettles instead of fresh nettles?
Because, 2900 mg of calcium/100 gram seems like an extreme amount to me!