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Purslane – Throw It or Eat It?

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The weed you see in this photo is purslane. If you think it is a rare weed, you are mistaken. Not only does it grow like crazy, but it is also great for your health. It tastes amazing, and it can boost the overall health.

Purslane is widely distributed around the world as a wild weed. But it is native to the Indian sub-continent.

There are plenty of different varieties of purslane, with the leaf size, arrangement, thickness, and pigment distribution.

Moreover, it needs little water and not many soil nutrients. Also, it grows best in sunny climates. Plus, it can grow up to 15 cm tall.

How to Use Purslane?

This weed is widely grown in many European and Asian regions as a popular staple leafy veggie. Its leaves are mucilaginous, thick, and have a salty and sour taste. The stems are also edible like the leaves.

In addition, this weed is extremely useful to add in salads, especially if you want to give your meals a more peculiar taste.

Moreover, if you want to use the seeds, you can always add them to herbal drinks. This is the best way to get all the benefits this weed can offer.

Health Benefits of Purslane

Here is what this popular healthy weed contains and why you should consume it.

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