Why You Will Want to Start Tossing Tasty Wild Purslane Into Your Salads
Purslane is a common weed often found in carefully cultivated gardens. It is one of those plants that just seems to “show up” without an invite, has amazing survival powers, and is considered a bane by many gardeners. Little do THEY know the truth about this amazing super green food!
Purslane seems to be known by many names, including “common purslane”, verdolaga, pigweed, little hogweed, red root, pursley, and moss rose. It appears that it was cultivated more than 4000 years ago, and was known to be an integral part of ancient Greek and Roman diets. Later, some European cultures routinely incorporated it into soups and salads.
Purslane is actually an attractive plant, featuring fleshy leaves and often yellow flowers, but in fact its health benefits outshine everything else. This often neglected super food features the highest levels of omega-3 fatty acids of any leafy vegetable! It also features ample supplies of Vitamin A, B Complex vitamins, and antioxidant Vitamins C & E.
Enjoy this video which discusses foraging for purslane, and explains more of the many exciting benefits of consuming this amazing food! Please share if you enjoy!