Thursday, June 28, 2012

Purslane - a great green

Purslane is a European import.  Many plants brought here from Europe have become "wild" and are considered weeds.  They are all healthy and / or medicinal - purslane, dandelion, plantain, chicory to name a few.  Purslane is a hot weather crop.  It is really high in vitamin C - that is why it tastes lemony.  It also has high amounts of vitamin A.  We rinse, chop and add to salads.  Since cooking lowers vitamin C, we eat purslane raw.

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