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Monday, June 08, 2020
Every year, I like to mention that it's the season to eat purslane. Looks like we will be eating the weed verdolaga, or purslane soon in our fajitas. There are other ways to enjoy,but that's how we like it. It has a lemony taste that is oh so good with mexican food.
I like to shake the seeds where I want them to grow next season. I don't consider them weeds, not just because they are edible, but they are incredibly easy to pull. In fact, they push out weeds that are much, much harder to pull.
Here is what it looks like in your yard and garden:
Here is the nutrition: "It also contains vitamin C and B-complex vitamins like riboflavin, niacin, and pyridoxine. It provides highest dietary minerals such as potassium (494 mg/100 g) followed by magnesium (68 mg/100 g), calcium (65 mg/100 g), phosphorus (44 mg/100 g), and iron (1.99 mg/100 g)" (NCBI NIH)
Here is an idea of how to cook them. Personally, since my goal is to reduce my cholesterol, I would replace the fresco blanco cheese with tofu feta.
Photo courtesy of healthheathen.com