Turns out, the bane of every homeowner’s perfectly manicured lawn is one of the healthiest foods you could eat. So before you grab the bottle of weed killer, keep this in mind.
According to a study conducted by Jennifer Di Noia, a nutrition expert from William Paterson University, dandelion greens come in at number 16 on a list of 41 nutritious foods, beating out both broccoli and kale.
Jo Robinson reveals in her book, Eating on the Wild Side, that dandelions are even better than spinach, containing, “eight times more antioxidants, two times more calcium, three times more Vitamin A, and five times more vitamin K and vitamin E.”
Now before you go picking them out of the grass and throwing into your salad, make sure they haven’t been covered in chemicals in an effort to stop their spread.
Um, if eating dandelions is healthy, hand me a Krispy Kreme. I’m not a rabbit. Plus, I still haven’t gotten used to kale, and that was the “healthiest” food 4 years ago.