Salicornia, depending on its origin, is an annual or a perennial plant belonging to the Chenopodiaceae family. Salicornia is a halophyte plant adapted to growing in saline conditions. Salicornia is culinary herb with a salty taste, which can serve as a natural and healthy alternative to table salt. Salicornia contains 7% Sodium, as well as Calcium, Iron, Potassium, Magnesium and vitamin B2. The plant’s crisp texture allows it to grow in arid regions where water contains high concentrations of salt. Salicornia, a singular culinary herb cultivated by a specialized group of herb growers, has become a sought out fresh herb. Salicornia can be used for seasoning salads, cooking, steaming, roasting and pickling food as an alternative to traditional salt. Salicornia renders dishes a delicate salty sour flavor. Salicornia contains proven antioxidant agents. In popular medicine, Salicornia is used for its anti-inflammatory properties and helps lowering blood cholesterol levels. Salicornia is a healthy alternative to table salt.
|Nutritional value||For every 100 grams|
|Sodium||7% (as opposed to 35% contained in table salt)|
|Vitamin B2||0.24 gr|
|High anti-oxidant properties|