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Salicornia / Salicornia Europea

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.

Herbs Value

Nutritional value For every 100 grams
Sodium 7% (as opposed to 35% contained in table salt)
Calcium 1.55 mg
Iron 9.5 mg
Potassium 3.03 mg
Magnesium 1.4 mg
Fat 1 gr
Protein 16.7 gr
Vitamin B2 0.24 gr
Carbohydrates 35 gr
High anti-oxidant properties