Flower Power–Edible flowers packed with nutrients

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Did you know that you can eat a lot of flowers and they are packed with vitamins, minerals, flavonoids and other nutrients?  However, not all flowers are edible.  Those from a florist, or grown in areas that may have pesticides (or pollution next to the road) should be avoided.

Here is a very interesting article on the Mercola website:

“dandelions contain numerous antioxidant properties and flavonoids, including FOUR times the beta carotene of broccoli, as well as lutein, cryptoxanthin and zeaxanthin. They’re also a rich source of vitamins, including folic acid, riboflavin, pyroxidine, niacin, and vitamins E and C.”

That article gives several examples of the wonderful benefit of eating the flowers, plus has a slide show of 42 edible flowers. 

Read the full story here.

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About Andy Williams

In a processed food culture, simply eating may not be enough. Dr. Andy Williams is a scientist with a strong interest in Juicing and how it can supply the body with the nutrients it needs to thrive in modern society. You can subscribe to his free daily paper called Juicing The Rainbow and follow him on Facebook orTwitter.

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