Salicornia, the Green Salt Superfood

Salicornia, the Green Salt Superfood

Green salt is obtained from a plant called Salicornia. Salicornia or glasswort is herb that is rich in nutrients tastes like vegetable. It generally grows near sea and its taste comes from the mineral ingredients it contains. Salicornia belongs to same family as Quinoa and Amaranthus, has antioxidant, anti-tumor and antihypertensive properties.

Salicornia being halophyte has ability to tolerate and grown in salt water environment.

Stems of Salicornia is boiled for making salt.

Do you know? Every part of the plant from stem to root, leaves, seeds have huge benefit and value. For many centuries Salicornia is used as food, fodder, medicine and to rehabilitate wasteland in coastal areas. It can be eaten raw in salads, or steamed, sautéed, stir fried or boiled.

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Author: HealthyLife | Posted on: August 23, 2022

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