Purslane (Portulacaoleracea)is an edible weed with extraordinary value. Despite being classified by the USDA as a noxious weed, it is part of Dr. Sebi Approved food due to the vast array of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals that can be extracted from this herb. SEE THE DR. SEBI HERB CHART
Purslane Nutritional Profile
Purslane boasts an impressive nutritional profile that includes numerous substances with various medicinal value. For every 100 gram:
Health Benefits of Purslane
Here are the primary benefits that you can enjoy from eating purslane:
Rich in Omega-3 Fatty Acids. Purslane is one of the richest green plant sources of Omega-3 fats. It can lower triglyceride and cholesterol levels while increasing the healthy high density lipoprotein.
In addition, the ability of Omega-3 fatty acids to reduce the blood viscosity proves beneficial in treating different vascular diseases.
How to Incorporate Purslane in Dr. Sebi Diet
This herb is widely used in certain cuisines as a great addition to salads and many other recipes. Many describe the taste as a bit sour but mildly sweet.
Since it is a succulent, the leaves are very crisp, which makes it a great add-on for salads.
Purslane is often used in stews, salads, stir fry dishes, pickles, casserole and soups. It is also great in many alkaline foods and is mixed with dough to create delicious bread in different cultures.