Herb: Sea Blite
Latin name: Suaeda maritima
Family: Chenopodiaceae (Goosefoot Family)
Edible parts of Sea Blite:Young leaves - raw or cooked. A pleasant salty flavour, they make a nice addition in small quantities to a salad. They are often mixed with other vegetables in order to reduce their saltiness. The young shoots are pickled in vinegar and eaten on their own or used as a relish. Seed - raw or cooked.
Description of the plant:
(11 3/4 inch)
Habitat of the herb:Salt marshes and sea shores, usually below the high water mark of spring tides.
Other uses of Sea Blite:The ashes of the plant provide a soda that is used in making glass and soap.
Propagation of the herb:Seed - sow spring in situ.
Cultivation of Sea Blite:Salt marshes and sea shores, usually below the high water mark of spring tides.
Medicinal use of the herb:None known
Known hazards of Suaeda maritima:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.