Miners Lettuce is another valuable foraging herb to have in your maara (garden).
It got it's name when gold miners ate it to get their vitamin C to prevent scurvy!
Miner's lettuce was so important as a source of Vitamin C that the British planted it in Cuba and, later, in Australia.
It is refreshingly crunchy, mild-tasting, has large leaves, remains tender even when in flower, and is so loaded with vitamins!
It is high in vitamin C, A, calcium, omega 3, iron, beta-carotene, and protein.
100 grams of miner's lettuce—about the size of a decent salad—contains 30% of your daily requirement of Vitamin C, 22% percent of the Vitamin A, and 10 percent of the iron.
It is known to cleanse the body and provide energy for the liver and lymph system.