Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Day 14 - Wild Violet Leaves

Another leafy green that can be added to the salad is wild violet leaves. When I lived at my farm, I would go out and pick a bunch along with the pretty violet flowers and throw them into my salad. Suprisingly, we have a ton growing in our yard here! So, when you get bored with the usual spring greens or romaine in your salads, wander out to your yard to see what wild greens you can throw into your salad for a change of pace.

Not only do violets make impressive looking salads, according to "The Green Pharmacy" by James A. Duke, violet flowers contain generous amounts of rutin that helps maintain the strength and integrity of capillary walls. Taking 20 to 100 mg of rutin daily can significantly strengthen capillaries. It is estimated that one half cup of fresh violet flowers contains anywhere from 200 - 2,300 mg of rutin.

Violets aren't the only flowers that contain rutin. Pansies are another edible flower also high in rutin. So this spring, be sure to add some pansies and violets to your salad!

This is all I can remember of what my consumption was:


20 oz. of juice (3 Carrots, Fuji Apple, 1 Stalk Celery, 1 TBSP. of Wheat Grass)

Sunflower seeds

A huge smoothie of Kale, Coconut Water, Banana, Strawberries, Blueberries. I made enough for tomorrow too.


Huge Garden Salad


  1. Yummy!

    Thanks for sharing the pic. of the greens!

  2. My pleasure. I thought I had some pics of the flowers too, but I can't find them. I guess I could steal one off Goole Images! lol. ;-)