Dandelion greens belong to one of the largest plant families the Sunflower. It is thought that dandelion greens were first used as a medicine by Middle Eastern physicians during the 10th and 11th centuries.
- Are incredibly high in vitamin K, which strengthens bones and also play a role in fighting Alzheimer’s disease by limiting neuron damage in the brain. (1)
- Supplies the body with superb levels of vitamin A which stimulates the carotenoid antioxidant which promotes good for the skin, mucus membranes and vision. (2)
- Contains the flavonoid zeaxanthin which protects the retina from ultraviolet rays as well as carotene, lutein, and cryptoxanthin which combine to provide anti-inflammatory support and protect the body from lung and mouth cancers. (3) (4)
- A great source of vitamin E (tocopherol) which is an important phytonutrient for preventing cancer, ageing, arthritis and cataracts. (5)
- Are high in fibre, which helps your body shed waste products and promotes weight loss (6)
- Provide generous supplies of vitamins C which is beneficial for the body to fight of infections and build up immunity. (7)
- Contains B-vitamins which are essential for the synthesis of carbohydrates, proteins and fats consumed. (8)
- Good levels of calcium and iron which help to strengthen teeth and deliver oxygen to red blood cells respectively. (9) (10)
Dandelion Greens Nutrition Facts
|Calories from Fat||6|
|Total Fat||1 g||1%|
|Saturated Fat||0 g||1%|
|Total Carbohydrates||9 g||3%|
|Dietary Fibre||4 g||14%|
|Vitamin A203%||Vitamin C||58%|
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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