A lovely and decorative flower which comes in a range of colors, with the leaves being a great addition to any salad dish (the flowers are also edible but not as nutritious as the stems and leaves).
Purslane is often looked upon as weed, but has recently been found to contain alpha-linolenic acid, one of the highly sought-after Omega-3 fatty acids, usually found in fish oil, and if you are a vegetarian and want to avoid all forms of animal products, here is the answer!
This healthy dark green leafy vegetable is easily grown in your backyard. In addition it contains very high amounts of vitamin A and C, about as much iron as spinach, over four times the vitamin E of turnip leaves, and as mentioned above, double the omega-3s that kale has.
Purslane can either be used raw in salads or sauteed as a side dish. In addition to the crispy texture you would expect from a succulent, purslane also has an interesting peppery flavor.
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