Valerianella Locusta is a leaf vegetable that is part of the family Valerianacee or Caprifoliaceae. It grows in a rosette with small round green leaves.
It has a mild, delicate and balanced taste. It is usually eaten raw with other vegetables and greens, in salads, or as a side dish to accompany second courses.
Health benefits and nutritional value
It has organoleptic properties and a high nutritional value. It is rich in chlorophyll, vitamin A, B and C, minerals like potassium, iron and phosphorous. It is very low in calories and it has depurative, diuretic and revitalising properties.