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Greens, Purslane

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About This Food

Description

Purslane is a leaf vegetable that can be used either fresh in salads or cooked like spinach.

It has a slightly sour and salty taste and is eaten throughout much of Europe and Asia. Because of its mucilaginous quality it is also suitable for soups and stews.

Purslane contains more omega-3 fatty acids than any other leafy vegetable plant. And according to Dr. Artemis Simopoulos - world renowned author and nutrition researcher- purslane has .01 mg/g of EPA - an omega-3 fatty acid normally found mostly in fish and some algae (like spirulina).

Purslane is also an excellent source of magnesium, beta-carotene and vitamin C.

Selecting & Storing

Buy fresh purslane with crisp, bright leaves. Store in the crisper of your refrigerator.

Special diets
  • AIP Diet
  • Candida Diet
  • Diabetic
  • Elimination Diet
  • Gluten-Free Diet
  • Gluten-Free/Dairy-Free Diet
  • Grain-Free Diet
  • Low Carb Diet
  • Low FODMAP Diet
  • Low Histamine Diet
  • Low Lectin Diet
  • Low Oxalate Diet
  • Paleo Diet (Light)
  • Paleo Diet (Strict)
  • PCOS Diet
  • Pescetarian Diet
  • Primal Diet
  • Thyroid Diet
  • Vegetarian Diet
  • Whole Foods
Benefits
Excellent Source of
  • Magnesium
  • VitaminA
  • VitaminC
Good Source of
  • Iron
  • Potassium
  • Manganese
Preferences
  • No Fish
  • No Red Meat
  • No Pork
  • No Eggs
  • No Shellfish
  • No Gluten
  • No Nuts
  • No Seeds
  • No Soy
  • No Dairy
  • No Poultry
  • No Molds
  • No Pseudograins
  • No Coconut
  • No Citrus
  • No Nightshade
  • No Legumes
  • No Corn
  • No Yeast
  • No Peanuts
  • No Grains
  • Low Carbohydrate
  • Low Cholesterol
  • Low Fat
  • Low Sodium
  • Low Sugars
  • Low Saturated Fat
Nutrition & Macros
Nutrition Information

Serving size: 3 cup(s)purslane

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Calories: 21

Omega-6 / Omega-3 ratio: 0 : 1

Macronutrients
Amount
Total Fat
0.13 g
Saturated Fat
0 g
Monounsaturated Fat
0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
0 g
Trans Fat
0 g
Essential Fatty Acids (Omega-3)
0 g
ALA
0 mg
EPA
0 mg,
DHA
0 mg,
Conjugated Linoleic Acid(CLA)
0 mg
Cholesterol
0 mg
Total Carbohydrate
4.42 g
Net Carbohydrate
4.42 g
Sugars
0 g
Fiber
0 g
Protein
1.68 g
Sugar Alcohols
0 g
Vitamins
Amount
% Daily Value*
Vitamin A
1702.8 IU
34%
Vitamin C
27.09 mg
45%
Vitamin D
0 IU
0%
Vitamin E
0 IU
0%
Vitamin B6
0.09 mg
4%
Vitamin B12
0 mcg
0%
Vitamin K
0 mg
0%
Folate
15.48 mcg
4%
Niacin
0.62 mg
3%
Riboflavin
0.14 mg
8%
Thiamin
0.06 mg
4%
Choline
16.51 mg
3%
Minerals
Calcium
83.85 mg
8%
Copper
0.15 mg
8%
Iron
2.57 mg
14%
Magnesium
87.72 mg
22%
Manganese
0.39 mg
20%
Phosphorous
56.76 mg
6%
Potassium
637.26 mg
18%
Selenium
1.16 mcg
2%
Sodium
58.05 mg
2%
Zinc
0.22 mg
1%
Phytonutrients
Alpha-carotene
0 mcg
Beta-carotene
0 mcg
Beta-cryptoxanthin
0 mcg
Lutein + zeaxanthin
0 mcg
Lycopene
0 mcg

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