Purslane is also rich in iron, potassium, calcium, magnesium and Vitamin C. Also it is believed that purslane has the highest alpha-linoleic acid (ALA) source among all vegetables.
If you are looking for a recipe with purslane, here is the short-cut for you: Purslane salad with yoghurt will be one of your and your baby's favorite. For other dish of purslane recipes that Gurme Bebek recommends for you and for your little ones, click here.
When buying purslane...
Don't buy purslane with weazened leaves. Sometimes you may find purslane sold with soil on its roots. This soil will keep purslane fresh much longer. So go with the ones that have soil on its stems.
But make sure you watch it with plenty of water just like you do spinach. The best method is to wash it in a wide container filled with water.
You may store purslane in the fridge up to 3-4 days. But it is better to cook it as soon as you buy it.
Keep in min
If your little one suffers from constipation, purslane will be at his help. The gelatinous substance in it softens intestinal content.
Nutritional value of 100 gram fresh purslane;
Vitamin C 26 mg.
Vitamin E 12 mg.
Beta-carotene 1.6 mg.
300-400 mg alpha-linoleic acid
Calcium 90 mg.
Potassium 561 mg.
Vitamin A 2.000 IU