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Wild Purslane - A Succulent Vegetable

Posted by Jackie Hitchcock on September 2, 2012 at 5:05 PM

     A friend of mine recently complained of weeds in his tomato garden.  This sounds normal, except that the particular 'weed' he was concerned about is purslane, a delicious vegetable itself!


     Purslane is a member of the family portulacaceae, related to the house plant portulaca.  Common in North America, purslane originates in Southern Europe and is often eaten as a vegetable in areas of the Mediterranean.  The plant is tangy with a succulent and crispy texture. 

     Nutritious purslane has many health benefits, including being a source of vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, magnesium, potassium and iron. It also contains more omega-3 fatty acids than any other leafy green vegetable!  

     If you spot purslane in your garden, harvest it!  This important plant should not be considered a weed! 


Categories: Raw Food, Botanical Lifestyle

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