Purslane

Purslane, also called pusley, pigweed, or verdolaga, is a soft, succulent flowering plant which usually grows from mid-summer to fall. This herbaceous leafy vegetable is a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids usually found in fish. Although purslane is considered a weed in the United States, it may be eaten as a leaf vegetable. It has a slightly sour and salty taste and is eaten throughout much of Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Mexico. The stems, leaves and flower buds are all edible. Purslane may be used fresh as a salad, stir-fried, or cooked as spinach is, and because of its mucilaginous..

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