Common name: Purslane, Kulfa, Gangavail
Scientific name: Portulaca oleracea
Germination time: 3-4 days
Harvest time; 10-14 days
Flavour: Spinach like taste
Nutrition: Purslane microgreens vitamin C and B-complex vitamins like riboflavin, niacin, and pyridoxine. It provides highest dietary minerals.
Health benefits: Purslane microgreens plays role in vision healthy mucus membranes and to protect from lung and oral cavity cancer.
Purslane is known to be a pesky weed all across the yard, but it’s actually nutritious to eat. Although there is a lack of scientific nutritional data on purslane microgreens, some believed that it contains more nutrients even than its mature plant, Omega-3 acid in particular. Purslane has a very tiny and airy seed. It may not have the best taste of all, but it’s quite tangy and some people love to mix it in the salad.