Taraxacum officinale

  • all parts of plant are edible raw.

  • young leaves or those growing where there is less/no sunlight are the least bitter.

  • older leaves are best when boiled in 2 changes of water and/or with midveins removed.

  • roots are best when collected in spring/autumn, peeled, sliced and cooked in 2 changes of water with pinch of baking soda.

  • roots can be roasted as coffee substitute.

  • unopened flower buds can be eaten raw or used in cooking.

  • seeds with the parachute removed can be eaten or ground into flower.

  • a serving of dandelion greens contains the same amount of calcium as half a cup of milk.

  • is a good source of potassium, vitamin A, and vitamin C.

  • grows in a wide range of terrain, look for dandelion in disturbed/cultivated soil areas.

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