Nettle, the green plant known for its stinging leaves, is one of the healthiest and most nutritious plants found in Arctic nature. Nettle is rich in protein, fiber, calcium, iron and vitamin C – and many other vitamins and minerals. In addition to having excellent nutritional values, nettle is also very versatile to use. Nettle can be used like spinach and it excels in pies, sauces, pestos, stews, soups, pancakes and breads. You can find lots of ready-to-use nettle products from our selection, such as nettle powders, herbal teas and snack bars. Find your favorites!
The many uses of nettle
Nettle is generally not considered a particularly glamorous plant. It grows near human habitation and buildings and along roadsides, ditches and gardens. Nettle is often considered a weed and a nuisance and its stinging leaves have left painful memories for many of us. However, nettle is in fact one of the most nutritious, versatile and underappreciated plant that there is.
Nettle can be used in many ways both internally and externally:
nettle is a delicious addition in cooking. Try nettle in soups, sauces, stews or pancakes!
in cosmetics: in the olden days, people washed their hair with nettle water
the durable nettle fibers are used in clothing
gardeners can use nettle as a fertilizer and pesticide in vegetable gardens
Nettle contains plenty of vitamins and minerals
Nettle is often compared to spinach due to its similar taste and use. Nettle is however much more nutritious than spinach. In fact, based on its nutritional level, nettle is a real superfood.
Nettle contains even 6,2 g/100 g of protein.
Nettle is rich in calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, folate, silicon and zinc. Nettle is a good addition to a vegan diet because it contains plenty of calcium.
Nettle also contains 3–4 times more vitamin C than spinach (nettle: 175–200 mg/100 g, spinach: 45 mg/100 g). It also contains a lot of vitamins A, E and B.
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