Amla are small, round berries with light-green skin. The skin is almost translucent, with 6 to 8 faint yellow striations, making the Amla appear to be segmented. The skin is tough, yet thin with a flesh that is crisp and juicy
Wild Rice Shoots
The actual Wild Rice plant grows from 1.2 to 2.4 m in height and its leaves, when fully elongated, measure from 30 to 60 cm in length. The enlarged shoots are harvested, and the upper leaves cut off showing only the shoot with husk-like wrapper leaves.
Verdolagas (Mexican Parsley)
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This item was last sold on : 03/25/12
Verdolagas is available year round.
This clover-like herb bears small wedge-shaped oblong rich dark green leaves on its reddish-tinted smooth round stems. Raw stems offer a mild slightly sour/tangy flavor.
This green is rich in vitamin A, vitamin C and magnesium, alpha linolenic acid, with a fair amount of potassium and calcium. One-half cup has about 10 calories.
Verdolagas is also know commonly as purslane and Mexican parsley. Prepared fresh or cooked, verdolagas features widely in Latin cuisine and may be paired with tomatoes, onions, garlic, tomatillos, cucumber, tortillas, pork and meat. Season carefully as verdolagas has a high natural salt content. Keep dry and refrigerated until ready to use.
Verdolagas is a favorite ingredient in Mexician cuisine whether wrapped in an omelet, rolled in a tortilla, enjoyed as a side dish or used in stews and soups. Throughout the Mediterranean area, verdolagas is used extensively in salads and soups. In Russia, it is dried and canned for flavor enjoyment during the long chilly winter.
This sprawling herb is native to various regions of Europe. Known as purslane, it is called verdolaga or Mexican parsley in Mexico. Verdolagas Grows in China, the West and East Indies, Ascension Island and Japan, southwestern United States and Mexico. Of the species Portulaca oleracea, the plant produces attractive small yellow flowers that may grow in clusters or just one may appear. Preferring warm sunny days, the flowers bloom in June and July. Found along highways, in border gardens, nestled in desert rocks and sand, this sometimes out of control spreading plant can overpower and rule backyards. Golden purslane, species Portulaca sativa, is another variety that produces yellow leaves but isn’t as hardy a plant. Seeds of an individual plant have been known to produce both golden and green-leaved plants.
Recipes that include Verdolagas (Mexican Parsley). One is easiest, three is harder.
|Dona Lupe's Kitchen||Verdolagas Con Carne de Puerco y Chile|
|The Mija Chronicles||Verdolagas (Purslane) in Salsa Verde|
|The Frugal Chef||Verdolagas Plant Salad|
|Fork Finger Chopsticks||Tacos de Verdolagas y Huevos|
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