Calories in Dandelion Greens, Dandelion Greens Nutrition

How many calories in Dandelion greens? See below, the Dandelion greens calories for the different serving sizes. We provide you with the Dandelion greens nutrition facts and the health benefits of Dandelion greens to help you to lose weight and eat a healthy diet.

We are probably more familiar with the Dandelion as a weed with a pretty yellow flower. In fact a number of varieties can be eaten, either raw in salads, or boiled.

If you catch wild dandelions in the spring before the plant blossoms, then the greens are great for salads. If the plant has blossomed, then you will need to blanch them to remove their bitter taste, which is similar to chicory.

Dandelion greens are an excellent source of vitamin A, beta-carotene, vitamin C, E and vitamin K.

They are also a good source of vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B9, and minerals: calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, potassium and zinc.

Dandelion greens are good for our digestion and are anti-inflammatory. Other Dandelion greens benefits are said to include acting as a diuretic.

Below are two calorie tables for eating either raw or cooked. We also have a nutrition table. See our vegetable calories comparison chart to compare the calories in Dandelion greens with the other calories in vegetables.

Also, have a look how nutritious Dandelion greens are in comparison to the other vegetable nutrition facts.

All of our calorie and nutrition information is provided by the US Department of Agriculture.

Calories in Dandelion Greens, Dandelion Greens Calories per Serving

Calories in Dandelion Greens, Raw

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Scientific Name: Taraxacum officinale
Serving SizeCalories per Serving
100 grams45 kcal (188 kJ)
1 cup chopped, 55 grams25 kcal (103 kJ)

Dandelion Greens, Cooked, Boiled, Drained

Refuse: 0%
Serving SizeCalories per Serving
100 grams33 kcal (138 kJ)
1 cup chopped, 105 grams35 kcal (145 kJ)

Dandelion Greens Nutritional Information

Dandelion greens, raw
Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Water85.60 g
Energy188 kJ (45 kcal)
Carbohydrates9.20 g
Sugars0.71 g
Dietary fiber3.5 g
Fat0.70 g
Protein2.70 g
Calcium, Ca187 mg (19%)
Iron, Fe3.1 mg (17%)
Magnesium, Mg36 mg (9%)
Phosphorus, P66 mg (7%)
Potassium, K397 mg (8%)
Zinc, Zn0.41 mg (3%)
Copper, Cu0.171 mg (9%)
Manganese, Mn0.342 mg (17%)
Selenium, Se0.5 mcg (0.7%)
Vitamin C35 mg (58%)
Thiamine (Vit. B1)0.190 mg (13%)
Riboflavin (Vit. B2)0.260 mg (15%)
Niacin (Vit. B3)0.806 mg (4%)
Pantothenic acid (B5)0.084 mg (1%)
Vitamin B60.251 mg (13%)
Folate (Vit. B9)27 mcg (7%)
Vitamin A10161 IU (203%)
Vitamin E3.44 mg (17%)
Vitamin K778.4 mcg (973%)
Percentages are relative to US Recommended Daily Intake (RDI) for adults.
Source: USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference

Author: Lana Soko

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