Purslane is an annual succulent plant known by many different names. There are as much as 40 different varieties exiting and they are all grown in the US. Their yellow flower has five regular plants and is usually up to 6mm wide.
The leafs are the most commonly used part of the plant in culinary terms but in some cases the seeds could be used to make flower and to bake. They are added to salads and stir fried in order to create a sourer taste.
- -It’s known as verdolaga, red root, or parsley
- The name means small gate
- It comes from the fact that the top of the seeds open when planted