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Dandelion Greens

While dandelions are commonly regarded as mere weeds, people all over the world have enjoyed eating this flowering plant since prehistory. The name comes from the French dent de lion, meaning "lion's tooth", which refers to the tooth-like shape of the leaves. (Read more on Wikipedia.)

Dandelion greens contain high amounts of vitamins A, C, E, and K, and are also excellent plant sources for calcium and iron. (See more nutrition facts at

Chard, dandelion, and mustard greens can be stored in a plastic bag, in the coldest part of the refrigerator for a day or two, however they wilt quickly and should be cooked as soon as possible.

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