What do purslane taste like?
It has a slightly sour or salty taste, similar to spinach and watercress. It can be used in many of the same ways as spinach and lettuce, such as in salads or sandwiches. Purslane grows in many parts of the world, in a wide range of environments.
Can you eat purslane raw?
Purslane is tart and a little salty, making it a great addition to salads and other dishes. It can be eaten raw or cooked.
Do you eat purslane stems?
Although the stems are edible when still young (and can be pickled), cooks usually keep only the leaves and thin, spindly stems at the top, which are simply plucked from the central stem.
What is purslane in Chinese?
Purslane, known as Ma Chi Xian 马齿苋} in Chinese, is a common wild vegetable that is also a superfood leafy vegetable.
How do you harvest and store purslane?
To store purslane, right after picking, pop it in a plastic bag and put it straight in to the refrigerator or a cooler bag. It will keep fresh in the refrigerator for a week or more. Don't wash it until just before you are ready to eat.