Kulfa Leaves (Purslane)
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Purslane is a green, leafy vegetable that can be eaten raw or cooked. It has red stems and small, green leaves. It has a slightly sour or salty taste, similar to spinach and watercress.
Not only does purslane contain vitamin A, vitamin C, and more beta-carotene than carrots, this plant also packs a healthy punch of omega-3 fatty acids. Eating foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids (like fish) can help prevent cardiovascular disease like and lower blood pressure.
How to use?
Use it in salads, as greens in a sandwich, or as a green topping for tacos and soup. Purslane also stands up to some heat. When cooking with purslane, though, sauté gently; overcooking will make it slimy. You can even pickle purslane for a bright, peppery flavor.