Purslane, Green, Potted Plant, Organically Grown

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Commonly mistaken for a weed in North America, this highly nutritious wild plant is actually a prime vegetable in many parts of the world. Its scientific name is Portulaca oleracea, but it is also known as pigweed, little hogweed, fatweed, and pusley. Purslane is a fantastic leafy green vegetable packed with antioxidants, minerals, and an abundance of omega-3 fatty acids. It also contains beneficial plant compounds as well as small amounts of essential vitamins such as B1, B2, B3, folate, copper, and phosphorus. All of these nutrients are available in one serving with only 16 calories, making it one of the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet. No wonder it has gained superfood status! With its pleasantly tart and fleshy leaves, Purslane can be enjoyed both raw and cooked. This potted plant is a succulent, with 93% of its weight being water. It has red stems and small, green leaves and a slightly tangy flavor, reminiscent of spinach and watercress. It is versatile and can be used in a variety of dishes, such as salads or sandwiches. Purslane is known for its ability to break soil with its roots, which can help things like corn roots penetrate deeper into the ground. This makes it a great weed to let flourish in your corn patch and the rest of your garden. It can adapt to different types of soil, whether loose and sandy or compacted with clayy. While it typically grows low to the ground, it can also stand upright. Its small, bright yellow flowers add a pop of color to your garden. You can harvest purslane multiple times for consumption as it will continue to regrow. Eventually, the plants will naturally die, but not before leaving behind plenty of seeds to ensure future growth.

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