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A Wealth of Nettle Benefits

Go beyond their sting to find a wealth of nettle benefits. They are rich in protein, ­vitamins and more.



If you think of nettle leaves primarily in terms of their sting, it may be difficult to consider including them in your diet. But as it is unusually rich in protein, vitamins and minerals, it can make one of the most nutritious dishes.
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Steamed nettle leaves taste like spinach, and they can be combined with other ­vegetables to make a satisfying, protein-rich soup
David Cavagnaro
Nutrients are concentrated in nettle leaves, which have been used for centuries to cleanse and detoxify the body, possibly ­because they have a diuretic action, ­encouraging the flushing of waste.
Steamed nettle leaves taste like spinach, and they can be combined with other ­vegetables to make a satisfying, protein-rich soup





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