Purslane Portulaca oleracea is in abundance around Adelaide. It grows in cracks in concrete, on roadsides, building sites, among the veggies in the patch, everywhere right now. I avoid picking from public places as this little plant is considered a weed by many and has probably been sprayed with weed killer. Besides tasting great, purslane is a good source of vitamins, minerals and omega 3 fatty acids. Stems, leaves and seeds are all edible. Eat in salads, add to stir fries and add as a green in soups.

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