Rich in C vitamin , especially if you pick them in spring, and in minerals, even protein. But the tops are fine all summer. Nettle soup is tasty. But this "weed" is also useful when dried on mandala meals. Pick with gloves.
Rinse well in water.
Let dry on a sheet for three - four days, until absolutely paper dry
Rub the dried nettles, easy using your hands, onto a steel strainer.
Throw stems away. Store for winter use. Smells nettle. Smells spring and summer.