Sea Purslane - Fresh Produce

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Sea purslane is a succulent, coastal plant found in salty environments like marshes and estuaries. It thrives in sandy soil and has small, fleshy leaves that are oval-shaped and bright green. The stems are reddish-green and often trailing, giving the plant a slightly sprawling appearance. Sea purslane blooms small, white flowers in spring and early summer.

Taste and Texture:

Fresh sea purslane has a slightly salty and tangy flavor with a hint of citrus. The texture is crisp and juicy, similar to other succulent plants like purslane or watercress.


Sea purslane is available fresh in farmers markets and specialty grocery stores, mainly during summer months when it's actively growing. You may also find it growing wild in coastal areas, but be sure to identify it correctly before consuming.

Selection and Storage:

    • Choose leaves that are bright green, firm, and free of blemishes.
    • Avoid wilted or yellowing leaves.
    • Store fresh sea purslane in the refrigerator in a breathable container for up to 3 days.

Culinary Uses:

Sea purslane is a versatile and delicious ingredient to add to your dishes. Here are some ideas:

    • Salads: Toss raw sea purslane into salads for a refreshing and flavorful addition. It pairs well with other greens, herbs, fruits, and cheeses.
    • Sandwiches and wraps: Add a crisp and salty punch to your sandwiches and wraps by including fresh sea purslane leaves.
    • Stir-fries: Briefly stir-fry sea purslane in hot oil or a pan with other vegetables. The quick cooking preserves its texture and adds a unique flavor.
    • Sauces and dips: Blend sea purslane into salsa, pesto, or yogurt dips for a tangy and salty twist.
    • Garnish: Use fresh sea purslane leaves as a garnish for soups, stews, or seafood dishes.
    • Pickled: Sea purslane can be pickled like cucumbers or other vegetables for a shelf-stable condiment.

Nutritional Value:

Sea purslane is a good source of vitamins A and C, as well as omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants. It's also a low-calorie food, making it a healthy addition to your diet.

Safety Tips:

    • Always identify the plant correctly before consuming. There are similar-looking plants that may be poisonous.
    • Wash sea purslane thoroughly before eating it, especially if it's wild-grown.
  • Consult a healthcare professional if you have any concerns about potential allergies or interactions with medications.


*Sold in 250grams and 1kg bunches. Fresh - sold on the stems.

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All orders are picked fresh as of Tuesday and ready pick up. if you order ahead we will email you notifying you of pick up from the Nursery.