Letter of the Day (May 12): Dandelions

  • Updated: May 9, 2014 - 6:52 PM

You can even add it to your own diet. Here’s how.

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Pollen sticks to a bee as it gathers nectar from a dandelion.

Photo: Matt Rourke • Associated Press,

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Want to help bees? A simple solution is to let your dandelions bloom and not to use pesticides on them. At this time of year with few flowers, dandelions are a crucial food source for bees and other pollinators. And dandelions are a markedly healthy addition to the human diet, with more Vitamin A than carrots. Cook them in two changes of water if you don’t like the (digestion-friendly) bitter taste, and add them to your pizza, lasagna, omelets, etc. — but leave some for the bees!

Judith Sims, St. Paul

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