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Dandelion Greens

The people of Greece follow a modern Mediterranean Diet that’s regarded by the World Health Organization as the healthiest diet in the world. However, many Greek-American populations have moved towards a more western style of eating and have failed to adhere to their traditional Mediterranean diet. This and other lifestyle changes have linked Greek-Americans to nutrition related diseases that are not present in their native Greek Islands.

Dandelion, native to the Greek Islands has shown to have antioxidant properties as well as health benefits including relief from liver disorders, diabetes, urinary disorders, acne, jaundice, cancer and anemia. It also helps in maintaining bone health, skin care and weight loss, among others. Dandelion also is rich in vitamin-C, which has proven to function as an antioxidant.


1½ lbs. dandelion greens

2 Tbsp pure olive

1 Tbsp lemon juice


Wash and drain dandelion thoroughly to remove all grit and remove stems

Place dandelion leaves in just the water that clings to them in a large pan

Cover and cook until tender

Drizzle with oil and lemon juice

S & P to taste

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