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Purslane – Healthy ‘Weed’

During the Slow Food & Yoga Festival here on Gili Air I stumbled upon a talk by a few of the most famous cooks in Indonesia. They were talking about edible weeds growing just outside your house, or along the sandy pathway on the island.

Purslane is a small succulent that I have seen growing everywhere here on the island. It has lots of nutrients within its fleshy leaves.

It tastes quite salty, and a little sour. Therefore, it is very beneficent for Vata Dosha.

It is very rich in fats, vitamins and minerals:

  • Omega-3 fatty acids
  • Antioxidant
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin E
  • Betacarotene
  • Potassium
  • Calcium

Purslane looks lovely on top of a salad, or sticking out in a wrap. Its intense salty taste is quite unusual and give the food a special note.

Thank You!

Thank you for your interest. Please leave a comment and let me know your thoughts and questions.

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