Food is Free: Wild Superfood Purslane

By | July 29, 2015

When we look outside we tend to see a blanket of green. It’s like looking at a crowd of strangers and not recognizing any of the faces. Indigenous people are looked at by modern society as primitive and archaic when in reality they were super advanced beings that were connected intimately with their environment. They didn’t have to take a wild food foraging class to learn how to identify plants. It was taught to the children at a young age. Now the children are taught things that make them dependent upon and supportive of the current unsustainable system. They are not taught how to thrive in their environment. They are not taught how to empower themselves. They are taught how to buy produce at the grocery store.

We can reverse this trend by taking back our power and realizing that abundance is everywhere. The weeds that we throw out from our backyard are multiples of times more nutrient dense than what we buy from the grocery store. The only thing we must pay is attention.

Purslane, often mistaken as a nuisance plant, is a drought-resistant superfood. It is the highest plant source of ALA and contains high amounts of vitamins A, C and E. It also contains B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), B6 (pyridoxine) and beta-carotene. It is loaded full of minerals including magnesium, manganese, iron, copper, and calcium.

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