Purslane is a super food it has almost all the nutrients the body needs including fats needed by the body. It is slightly tangy in the morning but after the sun has hit it the tangyness goes away and it has a nutty flavor when cooked. I love it raw in salads and it is great in stir fries. It is very high in mucilage so can be used to thicken soups. It is an unusual plant because when broken off the detach branch can form seeds. It is one of my favorites and I grow it in big quantities because of the many uses it has.
It has many health benefits, it is anti ulcerative, fights cancer, reduces oxidative stress, helps with diabetes, fights cancer, and reduces inflammation.
It stimulates insulin secretion.
It enhances glucose uptake.
Helps with colitis.
Enhances cognitive function.
Reduces lung inflammation.
Contains Alpha Linolenic Acid and Omega 3 fatty acids.
Helps with asthma.
Hmmm same thing that is used in vaccines is used to damage the brains of rats. Well Purslane helps with that also.
Reduces blood pressure.
Helps with osteoporosis.
The list of benefits goes on and on. It is one amazing plant.