Many people see Lambs Quarters as nothing more than a common weed, never realizing that a tasty and nutritious green vegetable could be enjoyed, free for the picking. The leaves and stems are edible and absolutely delicious, with a flavor that can be compared to spinach or chard with an earthy, mineral rich taste.
Purslane is great tasting and so good for you! Omega-3 content is pretty high! ---- Do you recognize the paddle-shaped leaves and red stems in the picture? The first place I spotted purslane when I started foraging for it was my driveway. Look for it's fleshy ruby stems and succulent leaves (like tiny flat spineless cactus padals), both of which are edible. You probably have some of it in your driveway or yard, too. You might even be "weeding" it out of your garden, in which case, it's…
I have been eating a small amount ( 6 or 8 leaves ) of raw purslane each day for about 2 months now. I have Fibromyalgia. This has helped relieve some of the aches and helped a great deal with the "Brain Fog" associated with Fibro. the plant is very high in omega-3-fatty acids and quite tasty!
Purslane - This web page brings you purslane facts and purslane recipes to bolster your appreciation of this virtuous wild plant. A nutritious edible weed absolutely delicious when mixed with yogurt and garlic!