Many US vegetable gardeners consider Purslane a weed. It pops up and keeps growing. But in my Sunset Park neighborhood in Brooklyn, it is sold at the grocery stores and vegetable markets along Fifth Avenue.
My neighborhood has a huge Latino population, and they call purslane Burdolaga. I see it every week and thought to share with you. My neighbors upstate tear this out of the garden, my neighbors in the city buy it.
Burdolaga has a ton of Vitamin E and provides 25% of daily amount of Vitamin C your body needs.
Of course, I've made a video about this super healthy soup and salad green:
Vegetable Garden Fails & Successes - GF Video
I first encountered Purslane at a rural market in Western Turkey. It is a lovely firm, lemony leaf vegetable that is good in salads or cooked, but my favourite is to blanch it in boiling water for 30 seconds or so, drain and mix through ingredients like chopped tomatoes, cooked chicken, nuts, seeds and so forth.
I just discovered "Purslane" myself, earlier this week, and have told others...
Anyway...I think that Hispanic folks spell it with a "V", not a "B".
(Vurdolaga, not Burdolaga)
At least, that's what I found when I Googled it.
I -really- enjoy Gardenfork, by the way!