~*“Welcome to the church of the Holy Cabbage. Purslane pray” …

When was the last time you had purslane in your salad bowl or  thought about buying it ?

Purslane is unfortunately and sadly often forgotten although the fact it is considered amongst the most beneficial greens that you can simply add to any salad or dish!

It is an excellent source of Omega-3; its concentration of the essential fatty acids is the highest of any green leafy vegetable and is reported as being higher than most consumed fish.

Omega-3 fatty acids have anti-arrhythmic, anti-inflammatory, antithrombotic properties that are beneficial in hypertension, type-2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, and for anyone with renal disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and ulcerative colitis.

It is also rich in Vitamin A, magnesium, potassium and Iron.

Purslane is described as a power food of the future. Including it in your daily food intake is a requirement!

I often have for dinner a purslane salad made of tomatoes and onions with lemon juice and olive oil in addition to a brown toast with 30g of goat cheese topped with sun-dried tomatoes! A true satiating delicacy !

Dietitian Nicole Maftoum

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