Purslane is often found in the middle of your lawn and are often run over by the lawn mower or pulled out by people who think it’s just an annoying weed. Yikes! What most people don’t know is that they have amazing health benefits. Purslane has an interesting slightly sour and salty taste, but definitely something you need to add to your diet.
Purslane is widely eaten in many Latin American countries, in Europe, Asia, Middle East, and Africa. In the U.S. it’s not as popular, mainly because it grows freely and can often be confused as a pesky weed. If you can’t find it in your backyard, you can find in at your local grocery store.