8 WEEDS YOU CAN EAT

One person’s weed-filled lawn is another person’s salad bar.
By Emily Main

If you think everything in your yard that isn’t grass must be a nuisance, you’re missing out—on a free lunch. Those pesky weeds invading your lush green patch of paradise are actually valuable foods, loaded with antioxidants, vitamins and protein, sometimes even more nutritious than what you’ll find at the grocery store. Things like dandelions and clovers are starting to make their way into American lawns, and if you pick them early, you’ll get an incredibly sweet, nutritious addition to your next meal.

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