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.

 

 

Health Benefits

 

  • 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


Serving Size: 3.5 ounces (100 grams), raw

  Amt. Per 
Serving
% Daily 
Value*
Calories 45
Calories from Fat 6
Total Fat 1 g 1%
Saturated Fat 0 g 1%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 76 mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 9 g 3%
Dietary Fibre 4 g 14%
Sugar 1 g
Protein 3 g
Vitamin A203% Vitamin C 58%
Calcium19% Iron 17%

*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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