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.