Nutitional Value of Raw Dandelion Leaves

Nutrients in 1 cup, chopped
Water 47.08 g
Energy 25 kcal
Energy 103 kJ
Protein 1.49 g
Total lipid (fat) 0.39 g
Ash 0.99 g
Carbohydrate, by difference 5.06 g
Fiber, total dietary 1.9 g
Sugars, total 0.39 g
Calcium, Ca 103 mg
Iron, Fe 1.71 mg
Magnesium, Mg 20 mg
Phosphorus, P 36 mg
Potassium, K 218 mg
Sodium, Na 42 mg
Zinc, Zn 0.23 mg
Copper, Cu 0.094 mg
Manganese, Mn 0.188 mg
Selenium, Se 0.3 mcg
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid 19.2 mg
Thiamin 0.104 mg
Riboflavin 0.143 mg
Niacin 0.443 mg
Pantothenic acid 0.046 mg
Vitamin B-6 0.138 mg
Folate, total 15 mcg
Folic acid 0 mcg
Folate, food 15 mcg
Folate, DFE 15 mcg_DFE
Choline, total 19.4 mg
Vitamin B-12 0 mcg
Vitamin A, RAE 279 mcg_RAE
Retinol 0 mcg
Carotene, beta 3220 mcg
Carotene, alpha 200 mcg
Cryptoxanthin, beta 67 mcg
Vitamin A, IU 5589 IU
Lycopene 0 mcg
Lutein + zeaxanthin 7486 mcg
Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) 1.89 mg
Vitamin E, added 0 mg
Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 428.1 mcg
Fatty acids, total saturated 0.094 g
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 0.008 g


okay, because 7 links aren't enough clarification for me (and at the risk of being put on your 'idiot' list) I to understand the dandelion greens you speak so highly of are the pesky little weeds on my front lawn? I can just go out and dig one up and mash it in my blender with other goodies as a gutload for my crickets? Its just 'that' simple? Thanks for your patience! :)
I know its hard to imagine, but yes indeed these often grow freely as weeds in lawns. You'll want to make sure no posion has been used in the preceeding year of course. You can eat them yourself too in salads - The fuzzy ones arent as nice to eat as the fuzz-free ones and the young new spring time leaves are less bitter than winter leaves.
I did some further reading on these little weeds - funny that they've been under my nose for so long and I didn't realise the nutritional value of them, for both myself and my chams. Thanks for the great info Sandra!
Hello everyone, I'm new to the whole gutloading thing. I've been reasearching for the past couple of days and I could definitely use some help getting started on a recipe. Starting with the Dandelion Leaf, I was looking up where to buy some and all thats coming up are Dandelion Greens. Are they the same thing or no?

Blog entry information

Last update

More entries in General

More entries from sandrachameleon

  • January 2015 Food Log
    Diary of what the chameleons ate this month. Supplement is...
  • October Gutloads
    what I fed the roaches and crickets. Pillbugs, snails, Supers and...
  • May Prey
    Log of Feeder prey offered to adult male panthers and a 1 year old male...
  • April Gutloads
    This months Dry Gutload: a dry meal made from ground raw sunflower and...
  • Todays gutload
    intended for the hissers and dubia all mixed up coarse chopped with a...

Share this entry

Top Bottom