Purslane and Portulaca forum: Even the non-ornamental "gourmet" ones can be pretty

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jeffphx
Aug 18, 2016 11:29 AM CST
These are some pictures of the ones used for eating during their blooming stages. All of their flowers are yellow. There is no variation in their color.


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purpleinopp
Aug 19, 2016 9:10 AM CST
Yes, that's the species Portulaca oleracea.
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Boopaints
Aug 19, 2016 12:23 PM CST

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Thanks, Jeff!
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ppcorella
Aug 21, 2016 8:59 AM CST
I would just like to tell anyone who is a diabetic (type 2) that you should try eating purslane seeds. I am and it is helping me to keep my readings lower. I eat about 4 or 5 tops of purslane containing seeds, about 2 times a day and my numbers are better. My numbers were so improved that I thought there was something wrong with my meter and I called for a new one. When I got it I put a strip in each meter and got the same results and i thought about what I recently changed in my diet and it was the addition of purslane.
Name: Becky (Boo)
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Boopaints
Aug 21, 2016 7:02 PM CST

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Purslane is so full of good stuff! That's wonderful to hear of your success!
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purpleinopp
Aug 22, 2016 7:53 AM CST
Hi & welcome, Ppcorella! That's amazing, ty for sharing it!
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jeffphx
Aug 22, 2016 10:34 AM CST
That's very interesting. I did not know that about purslane. Thanks for the info!
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purpleinopp
Aug 22, 2016 12:53 PM CST
This is an where common names should raise red flags and make people nervous, edibility/medicinal uses of plants. Purslane is used to refer to P. oleracea and umbraticola. Are the nutritients/medical benefits the same for both? IDK.
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Boopaints
Aug 22, 2016 7:31 PM CST

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IDK either but I eat the ornamental in salads. The new growth.
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jeffphx
Aug 24, 2016 1:42 PM CST
They're very closely related and probably have very similar nutritional value. The ornamental purslane is just a descendant of the old standard purslane where they kept selecting for more and better flowers.

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