The number of calories in Purslane varies based on whether it is in its cooked form or raw form. In both the forms of Purslane most of the calories are obtained from carbohydrates. One cup of raw Purslane contains 7 calories out of which 77% calories come from carbohydrates, 18% come from proteins and a mere 5% calories are obtained from fats. The total carbohydrate content in an equal quantity of raw Purslane is 1.47 grams, protein content is 0.56 gram, total fat content is 0.04 gram, sodium content is 19 mg and potassium content is 212 mg.
IT also contains some amount of vitamin C, vitamin A, iron, calcium and certain other minerals and vitamins that help in the smooth functioning of the body. One oz of raw Purslane contains 5 calories, 100 grams of raw Purslane has 16 calories and 1 lb contains 73 calories.
Boiling one cup of Purslane without salt weighing around 115 grams gives 20.6 calories. The total fat content in an equal quantity of boiled Purslane without salt is 0.22 gram, total carbohydrate content in it is 4.08 grams, protein content in it is 1.71 grams, water content is 107.55 grams, sodium content is 50.6 mg, potassium content is 561.2 mg, vitamin C content is 12.08 mg, calcium content is 89.7 mg and iron content is 0.89 mg.
One cup of boiled Purslane with salt contains 20.7 calories. Adding salt to while boiling Purslane increases its calorie content by just 0.1 calories. The content of other micronutrients remain almost the same even after adding salt. Purslane can be cooked in a number of other ways. The number of calories in cooked Purslane varies based on the way it is cooked and the ingredients added to it while cooking. The kind of oil used while cooking and the spices added to it largely impact the number of calories in it.