Wild Purslane, 50+ Medicinal Seeds, High in Omega 3's, GMO Free
Name: Wild Purslane
Scientific Name: Portulaca oleracea
A Nutrient-Rich Weed~~~Adding Purslane to Your Diet:
Purslane may be a common plant, but it is uncommonly good for you. It tops the list of plants high in vitamin E and an essential omega-3 fatty acid called alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). Purslane provides six times more vitamin E than spinach and seven times more beta carotene than carrots. It’s also rich in vitamin C, magnesium, riboflavin, potassium and phosphorus.
Omega-3s are a class of polyunsaturated essential fatty acids. Your body cannot manufacture essential fatty acids, so you must get them from food. Unfortunately, the typical American diet contains too few omega-3s, a shortage that is linked to a barrage of illnesses including heart disease, cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.
Hardiness: zones: 10-11
Growing Instructions: When germinating, don’t cover the seeds with soil. Purslane seeds need light to germinate so they must stay on the surface, apart from that they just need to be kept slightly damp. After the plants have sprouted they need very little care, all they ask for is not too much water, and plenty of sunlight. Note that purslane herb is an annual. While the chances are high that it will reseed itself, you may want to collect some seeds at the end of the season just to be better prepared for the next growing season.