Optimal health can be achieved only if you live in an alliance with nature. Growing your own food is a great way to make contact with nature. But have you thought about the wild plants in your yard? Plants that consider “weeds” can be delicious if prepared properly. These plants are not only free food, but can also serve as a natural drug free. So grab a basket and go outside and see what is hiding in your yard!
Purslane is a treasure trove of omega-3 fatty acids are so important for our health. There is a high probability that this plant is now growing in your yard, because according to statistics, it is most widespread “weeds” in the world. Purslane is a miniature plant with succulent fleshy leaves and reddish stems. It grows as a wild plant in gardens, with rivers, streams, channels and edges of forests. It is resistant to high and low temperatures and drought, thrives in poor soil. . Purslane is a great source of antioxidants, vitamin C, A, B and E and omega-3 fatty acids. From this table you can see that an obese compared to other plants contain significant amounts of omega-3 fatty acids.
In addition to the abundance of omega–3 fatty acids, purslane contains:
- six times more vitamin E than spinach
- seven times more beta–carotene than carrots
- 25 mg of vitamin C per cup (20% of the recommended daily intake)
- magnesium, calcium, iron, vitamin B2, potassium, phosphorus and manganese
Is also useful for skin diseases – a positive effect on acne, psoriasis and burns.
Its young leaves and stems are ideal in salads and sandwiches. Purslane is rich in pectin, so it can be used for thickening soups and stews.