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Micro Purslane (Verdolaga)

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Seasonality: Year Round
Origin: USA

Purslane has a pleasantly crunchy texture and slightly lemony flavor, reminiscent of watercress or spinach.

Purslane provides six times more vitamin E than spinach and seven times more beta carotene than carrots. Also marketed as Verdolaga, this weed-like green is rich in vitamin C, magnesium, riboflavin, potassium and phosphorus.

Picked at a very early stage of development, the tender Micro Purslane will add flavor and nutrition sprinkled in salads or on sandwiches.

Delicate yet firm, Micro Purslane holds its shape during the cooking process so it can also be lightly steamed or added to stir-fry.

In fact, Purslane’s high level of pectin, known to lower cholesterol, can act as a tasty thickener in soups and stews.