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Portulaca oleracea (tonrulkens).jpg      Portulaca oleracea Ja ao 1.JPG 

 

NAME: Purslane

SPECIES / FAMILY: Portulaca Oleracea / Portulacaceae

OTHER COMMON NAME(S): 

CONDITIONS:  sun, hard-packed soil
 

PARTS:

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TASTE

RAW/COOK

SEASON

All

 

 

 

 

Shoots

 

 

 

 

Leaves

succulent

tangy

RAW/COOK/PICKEL

summer

Buds/Flowers

yellow

tangy

RAW/PICKEL

summer

Fruits

 

 

 

 

Roots

       

Seeds

 

 

   

Nuts

 

 

 

 

Pods

 

 

 

 

Stalk/Stem

tangy

RAW/COOK/PICKEL

summer

Bark

 

 

 

 

 

PORTION: medium

 

COMMENT:  Purslane is a popular vegetable in the Mediterranean region and beyond. Plant with the highest level of Omega-3 fatty acids. Makes a good relish or crunchy addition to any kind of salad. When the leaves and stems are boiled, they taste like thin lemony green beans with small leaves. Quite delicious.

 

CAUTION:

 

NUTRITION/ MEDICINAL: 

o   http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/vegetables-and-vegetable-products/2604/2

o   https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/vegetable/purslane.html

o   https://articles.mercola.com/herbs-spices/purslane.aspx

 

LOOK-A-LIKES:

 

POISONOUS LOOK-A-LIKES:  spurge - https://hotdogjam.wordpress.com/2009/09/01/purslane-or-spurge /  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euphorbia_maculata

 

OTHER USES: https://www.pfaf.org/user/OtherUses.aspx

 

SOURCE LINKS (may include nutritional and medicinal info, plus other uses):

  1. https://www.pfaf.org/user/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Portulaca+retusa
  2. http://www.eattheweeds.com/purslane-omega-3-fatty-weed
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portulaca_oleracea
  4. http://www.foragingtexas.com/2008/08/purslanesedumstone-crop.html  (good photos)
  5. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Portulaca_oleracea (good photos)
  6. https://hildaskitchenblog.com/recipe/purslane-recipes (recipe)
  7. https://cnz.to/ingredients-fine-foods/45-things-to-do-with-purslane (recipe)
  8. https://www.epicurious.com/expert-advice/what-to-do-cook-with-purslane-article (recipe)
  9. https://www.mexicoinmykitchen.com/purslane-recipe-steamed (recipe)
  10. https://food52.com/recipes/3347-purslane-salad (recipe)
  11. https://www.seriouseats.com/2013/08/foraged-flavor-all-about-purslane.html (recipe)
  12. https://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/recipes/sns-food-recipes-sides-purslane-story.html (recipe)
  13. https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/lifestyle/food/2002/06/19/how-to-pick-and-prepare-purslane/5109fc88-1282-4072-8539-a2321798ac2b (recipe)