Sea beans

One advantage of working so close to Grand Central is going to the Grand Central Market.  I found sea beans (Salicornia) there.  Not knowing what they were, I looked them up and found that they are succulent plants that grow in salt marshes and beaches.  It looks like a cross between a tiny asparagus and a cactus.  Known for having a high salt content, indeed, they are extremely salty.  After running under water, I ate a few of them but couldn’t eat more because it was way too salty for me.  I would try cooking them and see if that decreases some of the saltiness.

 

Sea beans

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