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A Plant Foraging and Preparing Purslane That Was Once Called India’s Gift To The World!

Purslane, also known as ”Portulaca oleracea, verdolaga, pigweed, little hogweed, red root, pursley, and moss rose,” is rich in Vitamin A, Vitamin C and B Vitamins like riboflavin, pyridoxine, folate and niacin.

It has a slightly sour and salty taste and is eaten throughout much of Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Mexico. With just 16 calories per 100 grams, purslane is an extremely low-calorie food, and it is chock-full of dietary fibre. It is also rich in healthy omega-3 fatty acids, which improve heart health and boost brain power.

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