Do you eat purslane This plant will help vegans get much-needed omega-3s, fatty acids normally found in meat, says Mark Hyman, a functional medicine doctor
Hyman spoke to the mindbodygreen podcast about purslane. “If you’re a vegan, purslane is an incredible weed,” he says. Purslane contains two types of omega-3 fatty acids, alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). The plant has exceptional ALA levels, five to seven times more than spinach!
“Purslane has the highest levels of alpha-linolenic acid, an omega-3 fatty acid essential for human nutrition, compared to any leafy green vegetable,” a report said. Purslane is also full of vitamins A, C, and B, not to mention potassium, magnesium, calcium, and iron.
Purslane tastes a little like watercress and spinach. Try it in this eggplant purslane pilaf with peanuts [Vegan] and quinoa salad with figs, purslane and goji berries [Vegan] or even add purslane to sandwiches or stir-fries.
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