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Review Article

Purslane Weed (Portulaca oleracea): A Prospective Plant Source of Nutrition, Omega-3 Fatty Acid, and Antioxidant Attributes

Table 1

Purslane (Portulaca oleracea) (Nutritive value per 100 g).

PrincipleNutrient valuePercentage of RDA

Energy16 Kcal1.5%
Carbohydrates3.4 g3%
Protein1.30 g2%
Total Fat0.1 g0.5%
Cholesterol0 mg0%
 Folates12 μg3%
 Niacin0.480 mg3%
 Pantothenic acid0.036 mg1%
 Pyridoxine0.073 mg5.5%
 Riboflavin0.112 mg8.5%
 Thiamin0.047 mg4%
 Vitamin A1320 IU44%
 Vitamin C21 mg35%
 Sodium45 mg3%
 Potassium494 mg10.5%
 Calcium65 mg6.5%
 Copper0.113 mg12.5%
 Iron1.99 mg25%
 Magnesium68 mg17%
 Manganese0.303 mg13%
 Phosphorus44 mg6%
 Selenium0.9 μg2%
 Zinc0.17 mg1.5%

Source: USDA National Nutrient data.

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