Purslane - Golden
Annual. 35 days. The same upright habit and large, tender, succulent leaves as our green purslane, but this variety comes in a peppy, bright yellow green. So lovely in the garden or in your freshly picked salad! Purslane has the highest concentration of healthy omega-3 fats of any crop, and is rich in antioxidants as well. Leaves are sometimes pickled for storage.
Purslane - Green
(Portulaca oleracea) Low, crawling plant produces tender stems and juicy leaves that are excellent added to salads. Purslane is a powerhouse of plant nutrition, and considered one of the richest sources of omega 3 fatty acids in the plant world. This juicy and totally delectable succulent type plant adds dimension to dishes with its pleasing salty, slightly sour flavor. Appreciated as a potherb in Europe since antiquity, somehow purslane does not enjoy the same fanfare in America, which is a shame as the leaves are known to contain more vitamin A than almost any plant and the culinary potential is boundless! A popular green in Mexico that was favored by Jere’s Hispanic grandmother. Also used in herbal healing plans.