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
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin E
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 for your interest. Please leave a comment and let me know your thoughts and questions.