Bioactive components of purslane seed and oil and its effects on human health


Zehra Beyza Atasoy, Mehmet Musa Özcan

Volume 28, Issue 2;
Pages: 187-198; 2022
ISSN: 2069-0053 (print) (former ISSN: 1453-1399), Agroprint;
ISSN (online): 2068-9551


Purslane is a widely distributed vegetable that has been consumed since ancient times. Purslane, which has many uses as raw as well as consumed cooked, contains many bioactive components as well as primary metabolites. However, this vegetable, which has high antioxidant properties and is one of the richest green plant sources of omega-3 fatty acids, has high nutritional properties. Considering these nutritional properties of purslane, it has the potential to be a very useful food source for changing dietary habits.

In this review, brief information is given about the bioactive components of purslane seed and oil and their effects on human health.

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