What if you could harvest your omega 3 essential fatty acids from your backyard or balcony garden? YES that’s right. The humble Portulaca oleracea plant (commonly known as purslane) is revered in Eastern and Asian cultures. Purslane contains many wonderful ingredients that can nourish your body – particularly omega 3 fatty acids, Vitamins E and A, and significant minerals Potassium, Potassium, Magnesium and Sodium. [Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1354675 AND http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24683365]. The leaves, new stems and yellow flowers can all be eaten fresh. Toss them into your fresh salad for a fresh, mildly sour and salty flavour.