Although gardeners may look with disdain on the yellow-flowered dandelion when the weed grows wild in their yards, cooks view its leaves with delight. Recognizable by the leaves’ jagged edges, dandelion is a bitter-tasting green that have a little bit of a peppery flavor to them.
How to Select
Choose flat leaves that are crisp, upright and not wilted. Avoid greens with leaves that are wilted, yellowing or have dark green patches of slime on parts of the leave.
How to Store
Place unwashed greens in the crisper section of the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
Low in fat and sodium, saturated fat free, cholesterol free, an excellent source of vitamins A, K and C, and a good source of fiber, calcium, manganese, iron, and vitamins B1, B2 and B6.
In season from 4/15-11/30
Available near you at...
- Haddon Heights Farmers Market
- Weaver Farms
- Honey Brook Organic Farm at Chesterfield
- Sparta Farmers' Market
- Asbury Fresh Farmers and Artisans Market
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