Maybe I watched too many Popeye cartoons as a kid, but I love spinach. I’m sure you remember his signature song, “I’m strong to the finish because I eats me spinach, I’m Popeye the sailor man, toot, toot!”
I eat it in salads and wilted with onion and garlic as a side dish, but did you know there is a common weed that has seven times more vitamin E than spinach? It’s commonly called Purslane and you can find it throughout the summer growing wild. Like nature’s magic, it pops up in disturbed soil.
Of course, chemical companies classify it as a noxious weed even though it is also loaded with six times the beta-carotene as a carrot, as well as significant amounts of Omega-3 fatty acids, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, and riboflavin.
It is tasty and nutritious adding a slight lemony tang to your salads, so does it make any sense to kill it, instead of eating it?