info: Dandelion greens are the leaves of the common dandelion flower. They have a strong earthy flavor. A good source of vitamins A, C, and K, along with calcium and potassium.
storage: Wrap in slightly damp paper towel and refrigerate. Use within one week.
preparation: Wash well in cold water. Pat dry.
Eat them fresh with a salad. To cook, treat as you would any other leafy green: saute, steam, boil, etc.
The dandelion’s use as a medicinal herb reaches far back into Chinese history. The Arabs were the next to recognize its usefulness and wrote about it around the 11th century. It was they who taught Europeans about its medicinal benefits.
When the Mayflower arrived in 1620, there were no dandelions in North America. By 1671, they were everywhere. They were introduced to America by European immigrants whose cultures used dandelions as part of their regular diet. …read more