Dandelion Greens are a Superfood.
(Note: My dad would take me picking dandelion greens each spring. The dandelion greens became the salad we ate each night. In the summer, my mom would make dandelion wine from the dandelion flowers).
Dandelion are a rich source of beta-carotene and polyphenolic compounds, both of which are known to have strong antioxidant capabilities that can prevent aging and certain diseases. . . . The dandelion plant contains bioactive compounds that have been shown to reduce blood sugar in animal and test-tube studies. … Dandelion may lower blood pressure due to their diuretic effect and potassium content. … Animal studies have shown that dandelion protect liver tissue from toxic substances and oxidative stress.