Purslane grows in summer. It's rich in omega-3, iron, and vitamin C.
You can eat it raw, cooked, or pickled.
It's highly mucilaginous, so should thicken soups and casseroles. Its mucilaginousness also makes it a useful soothing medicinal herb.
It belongs to the same family as miner's lettuce.
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