The tasty weed…

Post 4th of July weekend I went over to Peggy and Dave’s house, spent some time in their garden and shot a few images.  They bought their San Rafael home in the 1960’s and have been outside making their yard thrive ever since. Purslane often ends up pulled and tossed as a weed.  A better option for Purslane, or Portulaca oleracea is to eat it.  It’s one of the varietals intentionally found in their garden.  As a salad green, in soups or a stir fry Purslane is one of the best sources for Omega 3 fatty acids, E, C, beta carotene and is even high in protein.  Endorsed, well at least eaten as a vegetable by Native Americans prior to Colonial discovery.  All that and a pretty plant too.

Purslane