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Greens, Dandelion

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About This Food

Description

Dandelion greens have a long and interesting history as a culinary staple and healing food.

The bright greens are a member of the Taraxacum genus which is derived from the Greek words for "disease" and "cure". And the word dandelion comes from the French "dent de lion", meaning "lion's tooth".

With their slightly bitter, tangy flavor dandelion greens adds interest to salads and are also delicious sauteed like spinach.

Dandelion greens are an excellent source of beta carotene and vitamin C and a good source of calcium.

Selecting & Storing

Look for bright-green, crisp leaves and avoid those with any yellowing or wilting. Refrigerate, tightly wrapped in a plastic bag, up to 5 days.

Special diets
  • AIP Diet
  • Candida Diet
  • Diabetic
  • Elimination Diet
  • Gluten-Free Diet
  • Gluten-Free/Dairy-Free Diet
  • Grain-Free Diet
  • Low Carb Diet
  • Low Histamine Diet
  • Low Lectin Diet
  • Low Oxalate Diet
  • Paleo Diet (Light)
  • Paleo Diet (Strict)
  • PCOS Diet
  • Pescetarian Diet
  • Primal Diet
  • Thyroid Diet
  • Vegetarian Diet
  • Whole Foods
Benefits
Excellent Source of
  • VitaminA
  • VitaminC
  • VitaminK
Good Source of
  • Calcium
Preferences
  • No Fish
  • No Pork
  • No Eggs
  • No Shellfish
  • No Gluten
  • No Nuts
  • No Seeds
  • No Soy
  • No Dairy
  • No Poultry
  • No Red Meat
  • No Molds
  • No Citrus
  • No Pseudograins
  • No Coconut
  • No Nightshade
  • No Legumes
  • No Corn
  • No Yeast
  • No Peanuts
  • No Grains
  • Low Carbohydrate
  • Low Cholesterol
  • Low Fat
  • Low Sodium
  • Low Sugars
  • Low Saturated Fat
Nutrition & Macros
Nutrition Information

Serving size: 1 cup(s) choppeddandelion greens

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Calories: 25

Omega-6 / Omega-3 ratio: 6 : 1

Macronutrients
Amount
Total Fat
0.39 g
Saturated Fat
0.09 g
Monounsaturated Fat
0.01 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
0.17 g
Trans Fat
0 g
Essential Fatty Acids (Omega-3)
24 g
ALA
24 mg
EPA
0 mg,
DHA
0 mg,
Conjugated Linoleic Acid(CLA)
0 mg
Cholesterol
0 mg
Total Carbohydrate
5.06 g
Net Carbohydrate
3.13 g
Sugars
0.39 g
Fiber
1.93 g
Protein
1.49 g
Sugar Alcohols
0 g
Vitamins
Amount
% Daily Value*
Vitamin A
5588.55 IU
112%
Vitamin C
19.25 mg
32%
Vitamin D
0 IU
0%
Vitamin E
1.89 IU
6%
Vitamin B6
0.14 mg
7%
Vitamin B12
0 mcg
0%
Vitamin K
428.12 mg
535%
Folate
14.85 mcg
4%
Niacin
0.44 mg
2%
Riboflavin
0.14 mg
8%
Thiamin
0.1 mg
7%
Choline
19.41 mg
4%
Minerals
Calcium
102.85 mg
10%
Copper
0.09 mg
4%
Iron
1.71 mg
10%
Magnesium
19.8 mg
5%
Manganese
0.19 mg
10%
Phosphorous
36.3 mg
4%
Potassium
218.35 mg
6%
Selenium
0.28 mcg
0%
Sodium
41.8 mg
2%
Zinc
0.23 mg
2%
Phytonutrients
Alpha-carotene
199.65 mcg
Beta-carotene
3219.7 mcg
Beta-cryptoxanthin
66.55 mcg
Lutein + zeaxanthin
7485.5 mcg
Lycopene
0 mcg

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