Purslane is rich in Vitamin A, Vitamin C and B Vitamins like riboflavin, pyridoxine, folate and niacin. It contains carotenoids as well as minerals like iron, magnesium and calcium. It is also loaded with two betalain alkaloid pigments, which are powerful antioxidants. With just 16 calories per 100 grams, purslane is an extremely low-calorie food, and it is chock-full of dietary fibre. It is also rich in healthy omega-3 fatty acids, which improve heart health and boost brain power.
Purslane can be used to make saag and it can also be used instead of spinach to make curry or dal.