Monday, May 4, 2009

Weeds = Superfood?

I believe I have mentioned that weeds are naturally high in antioxidants due to the simple fact that they flourish without human aid, but I will admit that tossing weeds into the salad mix hasn't been a top priority for me until now. Baltimore Sun reporter, Julie Deardorff, points to Dandelion greens as an excellent source of vitamin A, calcium, iron, folate and potassium, in this great interactive on the newspaper's website. Talk about turning a negative into a positive, huh? Dandelions taking over your lawn? As you yank 'em, pull off those leaves!


Niko said...

First off, are they considered weeds or flowers? I really don't know.. however i must admit it is enticing to think of the monetary and carbon footprint reduction one could have if they do in fact taste good!!

Deborah said...

Hmmm... I'm gonna go with the weed classification however, they often can be found - for purchase - at farmers markets... which is interesting cause you would literally be buying a bundle of weeds.