About Golden samphire Edit
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The Golden samphire is a perennial coastal species, which may be found growing on salt marsh or sea cliffs across Eurasia.
Golden samphire has a tufted habit, and the plant may grow up to 1 m tall. It has narrow fleshy leaves and large flower heads, with six yellow petals which may be up to 15 cm across. The flowers are hermaphrodite (self-fertile) and may also be pollinated by bees, flies and beetles.
Young leaves may be eaten raw or cooked as a leaf vegetable.
Remove any flower heads and any woody bits at the base of the stalk. Drop soft and tender leaves into boiling water and scald for 2 mins. The resulting green water may be drunk when cool as it is full of vitamins. The scalded samphire leaves may be drizzled with a little oil and eaten as a vegetable hot or eaten when cold with cold meat or hors d'oevre. Once boiled the leaves can be used as a delicious added ingredient in your camp fire corned beef hash or added to boiled potatoes to eat with broiled fish. Mmmm, so tasty - and good for your digestion and inner cleanliness!