How to make nettle pesto, and why everyone should eat it. There. I should-ed on you. Although I usually don’t tell people what to do, I urge everyone to eat nettle pesto.
Because nettles are so, so good for you, and because I think nettle pesto tastes better than traditional pesto made with basil. My kids agree.
Since they are rich in vitamins A, C, D, K, and lots of minerals including iron, potassium, manganese, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, silica, iodine, silicon, sodium and sulfur, the health benefits of nettles are immense. Filled with chlorophyll, tannins, B complex vitamins, and made up of 10 percent protein, nettles are a powerhouse for health.
I get dizzy reading about this plant’s health benefits. Nettles are a diuretic and are used to treat anemia, arthritis, rheumatism and respiratory and urinary problems. Nettles help with eczema, asthma and sinusitis. They are a great blood purifier and protect against skin disorders, hair loss, kidney stones, allergies, hay fever, osteoarthritis, internal bleeding, nosebleeds, enlarged spleen, diabetes, endocrine disorders, stomach acid, diarrhea, dysentry, lung congestion, and cancer.