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Friday, July 06, 2012

purslane


This is not my picture--it's a wikipedia picture--of purslane.  What do you think?  I wanted to grow some, but then I learned it's an annual.  It's a weed, but it's edible and has a lot of good nutrients in it, and I think it's pretty.  They're selling it for $2.50 at Whole Foods, but I saw some growing in sidewalk cracks down the street.  Maybe I should dig some up.

5 Comments:

  • At July 06, 2012 9:46 PM, Anonymous R said…

    Purslane is mucilaginous so make sure you like it first. Be warned it's easy to pull but it can take over the entire garden and come back every year.

     
  • At July 07, 2012 12:11 PM, Blogger Laura-Marie said…

    Kay! We dug some up from the garden to put in a pot. I took a bite and found it somewhat tasty. Maybe just the novelty of it. We'll see.

     
  • At August 02, 2012 9:23 PM, OpenID rkmlai said…

    Purslane is tasty to me and I am happy it is indeed coming up well, out of a few pots.

    xo

    Hello R !

     
  • At August 18, 2012 9:51 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I remember growing some, and I liked the taste, but it did not grow for very long here (outside anyway). Can't remember why I grew it, I think it is a good source of omega3..? Not sure if you could eat enough to make it worth getting omega3 from it though.. hmm.. Tash

     
  • At August 18, 2012 10:10 AM, Blogger Laura-Marie said…

    Hey, Tash! Yes, it is a good source of omega 3s, the best plant source other than flax, maybe? Or maybe the best bar none?

     

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