The Out Guide to Superfoods

1.30.2013

By Andrew Belonsky

Super natural: some of the world’s most powerful nutrients can be found in a store near you.

DANDELION GREENS

Release Its Power: These bitter greens are best paired with sweet partners, like apples or peaches, or even a savory cheese. They can also be sautéed with garlic or steamed and tossed with chicken (or, perhaps, freekeh).

Good For?: Packed with more iron and calcium than most other greens, dandelion even gives spinach a run for its money.

Fun Fact: Dandelion gets its English name from the French for “lion’s tooth,” a reference to the craggy leaves. The French, meanwhile, refer to the green as the decidedly less romantic “dog’s lettuce.”

Pickup Spots: Almost any grocery store or organic market with a generous produce aisle.

Origins: California is the dominant producer, but local varieties can also be found.

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