Looks can be deceiving and it also applies to plants. Purslane is a plant that looks plane and it seems like it doesn't do much in your backyard. But don't get it wrong, it has benefits that we never think off, according to ThePhilippinesReports.
Here are the benefits of Purslane:
1. Purslane only has 16kcal/100g! It also has minerals, vitamins and dietary fiber.
2. Amazingly, its fresh green leaves consists of omega 3 fatty acids (a-linolenic acid) compared to toher vegetable plant. Studies show that if you consume foods which are rich in omega 3, makes less the opportunity of having coronary heart disease, stroke and also prevents ADHD, autism and other differences in development in children.
3. Purslane is also rich in vitamin c and also B-complex such as niacin, pyridoxine, riboflavin, and carotenoids. Also dietary minerals like iron, magnesium, calcium, potassium and manganese.