MOMENCE, ILL. — Van Drunen Farms expanded its line of purslane ingredients with the launch of purslane powder.

Purslane is a leafy succulent commonly consumed in Mediterranean cuisine. It is a nutrient-dense source of vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals and contains nine times more omega-3 fatty acids than spinach. It offers a mild to slightly bitter, tangy flavor that is suitable for a range of applications.

Previously available in an individually quick-frozen format, the company now offers air-dried purslane powder. The powder may be used in applications such as green drinks, smoothies and meal replacements, superfood blends and functional foods.