I’m always a little sad when people spray their yards to get rid of dandelions. I’ll agree that they’re kinda ugly in the last days of their spring fling but not only are they very beneficial to bees but they are purported to have health benefits for humans. This site says they “may” have health benefits and list 13 of those “maybe” benefits. While I can’t say for certain that they do or do not have health benefits, they’re free for the picking so why not?
Last year I made dandelion jelly and still have enough that I’m not making it again this year. Yes, I know . . add enough sugar and any health benefits that might have been there are probably overpowered by the bad sugar!
Yesterday before Vince cut the grass, we picked dandelions and I had enough to make three jars of dandelion infused vinegar.
Every morning Vince and I drink a little apple cider vinegar in water. Most days, I add a bit of honey to mine. Sometimes during the day we will we will add a bit of ACV to our water – not every glass and not every day but when we think of it.
Apple Cider Vinegar also is purported to have some health benefits. Do I know that for certain? No but so long as we don’t drink too much of it and damage our teeth, it’s worth trying. I remember when we first started and I thought it was kinda hard to drink. Now I look forward to it.
I figured . . we have the dandelions, why not infuse come ACV with them. I’ll put these jars in the basement pantry and let them sit for six weeks, strain them and see what we think.