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Today harvested Purslane for cooking, Have you ever cooked with purslane, or Portulaca "oleracea" as it is known to botanists? It is a succulent plant all edible, with delicious leaves. The leaves, stems, flower buds and seeds of purslane are all edible. Purslane is a weed, but it has great health benefits. I always harvest the purslane plants from my Organic garden and use them in many recipes!
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That's a nice harvest!

I nibble the wild-type purslane while I'm in the garden sometimes.

I have a bunch of decorative portulaca that I got from a neighbor coming back strong this year.

Does anyone eat the decorative portulaca?
 
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I love purslane in salads and as a herb in pasta dishes. I first learned about it while I lived in Southern California and have found it even in Newburgh, NY. (deer love to browse it at our farm)

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The good is that purslane grow everywhere, but a lot of people think it's e weed without knowing it's health benefits!
 
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It was my most succesfull crop this year and i didn't even seed it. Let it go because it covers the ground fairly well. Not too fond of the taste on it's own, but i apply copious amounts in salads. I don't notice it then because of dominating tastes like rocket salad, onion, dill, fennel, apple and sorts. It's the worlds plant with the most omega 3, which is good, especially if you don't eat lots of meat and fish. Lots of vitamine A. Foolish so many gardeners go out of their way to kill it. Quite costly in the shop as well!

The decorative type has different colors flowers on one plant, it's too beautiful to eat Amy!
 
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I will grab a handful of the purslane from my rock garden and nibble on it like a rabbit.
 
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