Dig them up and eat them! One cup has 500% of your vitamin K. In the good-ole-days dandelion was known by physicians as “the official remedy for disorders,” and was incorporated into the U.S. Pharmacopoeia as a broad spectrum tonic and diuretic medicine in 1831. There it remained as an important part of the American pharmacy for nearly 100 years.
Dandelions are one of nature’s richest green vegetable sources of beta-carotene, from which vitamin A. They are also a very good source of fiber, potassium, iron, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, thiamine and riboflavin. Sodium and vitamins C and D are also present.
And, they are free and grow in many places as a weed.
Nov 20, 2013