ROAST DANDELION ROOTS: INTRO
I decided that it would be a good idea to write a post explaining how to Roast Dandelion Roots after I completed my last Dandelion Root Recipe. Many people enjoy using roasted roots in their herbal tea, but they are more expensive than raw roots. Some HTT readers actually pick their own dandelion roots, but they are unsure how to roast them. This guide contains a simple method to Roast Dandelion Roots that is sure to save you time and money.
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Make sure to talk to your doctor before consuming roasted dandelion root tea. Although this form of herbal tea is considered fairly safe, it has the potential to interact with certain prescription and OTC medications. I always recommend playing it safe by getting clearance from a healthcare professional prior to consuming any herbal tea.
ROAST DANDELION ROOTS: GUIDE
Why Roast Dandelion Roots?
Dandelion Root Tea (aka Dandelion Coffee) is a popular herbal tea that uses dandelion roots as the primary ingredient. Many people use raw dandelion roots, but others prefer to use roasted dandelion roots. The roasted dandelion roots give the tea a different flavor profile. Roasted dandelion root tea is much bolder and stronger than raw dandelion root tea. The roasted roots make the tea taste very similar to coffee, and it is often consumed as a healthier substitute.
Roast Wild Dandelion Roots
You can use these instructions to Roast Dandelion Roots that you pick growing in the wild. Make sure that you only pick dandelions that have not been treated with harmful chemicals or pesticides. You should also be sure that the area has not been used as a restroom for wildlife. Purchasing raw dandelion roots online is fairly inexpensive, so it is a great alternative.
Roast Purchased Dandelion Roots
Raw dandelion roots are often cheaper than roasted dandelion roots. You can purchase the raw dandelion roots in bulk, and roast them using the instructions below. If you Roast Dandelion Roots yourself, you can also control the flavor by selecting the bake time. For those of you searching for a great brand of raw dandelion roots, I have included my favorite brand below.
Starwest Raw Dandelion Roots
My favorite brand of raw dandelion roots is Starwest Botanicals. These dandelion roots are extremely fresh, and they taste great roasted. This is a one pound bag, so it will last a long time. The roots are sourced from Croatia, and they have already been cut & sifted. As a result, they are ready to consume in herbal tea or bake for roasted dandelion root tea. If you would like to see other dandelion root options, check out my List of Best Dandelion Roots.
Instructions to Roast Dandelion Roots
This is a simple method for creating roasted dandelion roots. All it requires is dandelion roots, a knife, cutting board, baking sheet and oven. I have personally used this method to roast dandelion roots several times.
If you have purchased raw dandelions that have already been cut, you can skip to step #6
- Pick wild dandelions from an area that has not been treated with chemicals. You should also avoid areas that have animal waste.
- Remove the roots from the rest of the plant by using a knife and cutting board. Be careful not to cut yourself.
- Clean the roots in your sink. Remove as much dirt and debris as possible.
- Allow the roots to dry for 1-2 hours
- Chop the dried roots into small pieces. I usually cut them into pea to marble-sized pieces.
- Heat your oven to 250° Fahrenheit
- Spread your chopped dandelion root pieces on a baking sheet
- Bake the dandelion roots for 25 minutes. You can bake longer for a stronger roasted flavor (~ 30 minutes). The root should begin to turn brown when they are ready.
- Remove baking sheet from oven and allow to cool
ROAST DANDELION ROOTS: CONCLUSION
I hope that this simple guide has helped you learn how to Roast Dandelion Roots. This can be an easy way to roast raw roots that you have purchased or to roast roots that you have picked. You will love the taste of your roasted dandelion roots in herbal tea. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.
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Roast Dandelion Roots: Comments
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