Amazing but under-utilized plant!


#1

I just came across a plant in the store that I haven’t seen before, it has many names:
Valeriana locusta, Lamb’s Lettuce, Mache Salad, Corn Salad(I know, it doesn’t make any sense).

It is very rich in vitamin A and many minerals but I haven’t been able to find its Vitamin K content.
I assume, because it is a leafy green vegetable, that it should be high.

I’ve been searching for its Vitamin K content for half an hour, it’s like no one ever bothered to measure it. Does anyone here have any idea?


#2

Yeah nutrition sites say that they don’t know the K.

But you left out one name of this plant: Rapunzel. This is the plant from the fairy tale.


#3

I guess since it has much higher Vitamin A content than lettuce, and they are both leafy greens, it must have higher Vitamin K content too.

Still don’t understand why this information can’t be found…


#4

ESHA’s nutrition database says that it doesn’t have any vitamin K.


#5

That’s not possible. All leafy green vegetables have vitamin K.
It’s just not measured.

Vitamin K is not called a “forgotten vitamin” for nothing…

Also, anything government related is cancerous, wasteful and incompetent.


#6

ESHA Research isn’t “government related.”

Cool. Citation, please?


#7

Beg your pardon?


#8

Yeah, this is where conversations veer off into off-topic lala land. Do not poke the paranoid. They react with word salad (which provides disappointingly low amounts of vitamin K).


#9

Socialist. You don’t have to be paranoid to resent governments. Their transgressions against citizens are widely documented.


#10

Exactly, this is the short of it.


#11

Can we stay on topic, please?


#12

Still no news on the Vitamin K content?