This week Sher of What Did You Eat is the host of the weekly Herb Blogging 27.04.2021 ** event. Stop back on Monday for the recap. This week I am featuring dandelion. In my garden I call dandelion a weed, but they are beautiful flowers in my neighbour’s garden, as long they don’t spread to mine.
Although the dandelion is considered a weed by many gardeners and lawn owners, the plant does have several culinary and medicinal uses. The young inner leaves can be eaten cooked or raw in various forms, such as in soup or salads. The leaves are high in vitamin A, vitamin C and iron. Dandelion flowers can be used to make dandelion wine, jelly or „honey“ . Ground roasted dandelion root can be used as a coffee substitute. Drunk before meals, it is believed to stimulate digestive functions.
To prevent that too many blossoms get „Pusteblumen – blowflowers“, dandelion clocks and send their seeds to anywhere, I picked some to make the honey.
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