Geoff McCabe

Purslane – a Wild Superfood Weed

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Purslane / Verdolaga

Purslane, known as verdulaga in spanish, is a weed and a superfood, and we found is growing here in a few spots.

Known to have one of the highest levels of Omega-3 fatty acids in the plant kingdom, this superweed is a plant that humans can live on for many months in times of emergency.

It grows in almost any soil, including sand, and can sometimes be found growing out of narrow cracks in concrete or other spits inhabitabe by most other plants.

Propagating it is easy, just break a piece off and stick it in the ground. Save some seeds, however, because it will eventually die off.

It can be eaten raw or cooked like spinach. We’ve been putting it in green drinks too.