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Is purslane really edible?

PineTreePineTree Posts: 53
edited 11:52PM in Off Topic
I have a weed in my garden that is called purslane, it has purple stems and is a succulent that looks like a tiny jade plant. It is pretty but it grows everywhere and can choke out the vegetable plants if I let it grow and is impossible to get rid of without weedkiller, which I really don't like to use. If I rototill it it multiplies (each little piece will take root.) I also read that the seeds can stay viable in the ground for 40 years or something ridiculous!

I keep hearing it is edible, and really good for you. I figure about the time I decide to eat it it will dissapear. haha. Does anyone in here actually eat it and recommend it? I am having a hard time bringing my self to try it.


  • PineTreePineTree Posts: 53
    hmm I am taking it as a no. I did some more research and found it in Gourmet magazine, and Food and Wine. Each had a recipe. I also found that it is called verdolago(a) in Mexico. (BELI any thoughts??) I found several recipes for it named that- v. con queso and v. con huevos sound at least tempting. I am still feeling chicken about trying it. But copied a few recipes just in case I feel brave.
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