Miner’s lettuce is a soft, tender, wild green. It was once eaten by the 49ers as they panned for gold in California
Miners lettuce, so nutritious and delicious, you would want to have it as a part of your diet.
Claytonia Perfoliata “miners lettuce” is a fleshy plant that is native to the Western mountain and coastal regions of North America and was introduced in Western Europe in the 18th century and later made its way around the world.
Gold miners ate it to get their vitamin C for scurvy prevention and thus the name miners lettuce came about, it is known to cleanse the body and provide energy for the liver and lumph system.
The nutritious vegetable is packed with vitamin C, iron and omega-3. It can be eaten as a leaf, raw in salads and also boiled like spinach which both have a similar taste, the leaves are delicious and succulent when steamed with a very pleasant flavour.
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