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Dandelions (Ραδίκια)

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Dandelion greens

  • Excellent source of Protein
  • Excellent source of calcium
  • Good source of Vitamin A
  • Good source of Vitamic C
  • Good source of Magnesium
  • Good source of Phosphorus
  • Good source of Potassium
  • Good source of Calcium
  • Good source of Iron

Tips & tricks

Dandelion is found as weeds in your yard and garden.  The growing period is between early spring until late fall. They are simple to prepare. They can also be added to salads or soups.  This FREE, easy growing, and healthy plant is a wonderful addition to your recipes.

To remove the bitterness from dandelions that have already flowered, you can blanch them in a pot of boiling salted water, drain, and blanch them again, before cooking them.

  Dandelions are high in vitamin A and C. Dandelions have more iron than spinach. The milky sap is used as an effective wart remover. It is a natural diuretic and the roots are as one of the best laxatives ever. Dandelions help produce some of the world’s best honey.

Recipe directions

  • Fill up a pot with water.
  • Add 1 tbsp of salt and turn heat to high to bring to a boil.
  • Fill up the sink with water and cut dandelions into smaller lengths.
  • Shake vigorously the dandelions one handfull at a time in the water, in order to remove any sand residues. Empty the soiled water and  refill sink. Repeat 3 times
  • With water boiling add the dandelions in the pot.
  • Allow to boil at medium heat for 35-45 minutes or until tender.
  • Every 5 minutes turn the dandelions over for even cooking.
  • When done transfer to a bowl and your done.


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