Friday, February 13, 2009

Purslane (Portulaca oleracea)

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.

Purslane links

Plants for a Future database
Google images


Food to die for, not to die from said...

I would love seed for purslane and miners lettuce Any clues where I can find these please?

Johanna Knox said...

Hiya - you can get seeds for both from Kings Seeds -