Information about Vegetables: Dandelion
About dandelion, information about the vegetable, production, history and varieties in the world.
So often thought of as merely a weed, the dandelion has a long history of use. It grows wild all over Europe, Asia, and North America, and is now being cultivated commercially. The leaves, which have a slightly bitter taste, are very high in iron, as well as containing vitamins A and C. Some people prefer to blanch them before steaming or using them in salads. They are best eaten when young, before the plant blossoms. The root too has its uses, not only for making dandelion coffee, but also as a diuretic. The beautiful golden flowers are used to make dandelion wine, a favorite of country people.
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