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Nutrition

Per 100g pre-packaged

samphire:

9 calories

virtually zero fat

0.8g carbohydrates

(less than 0.5% sugars)

2.7g protein (2% of RDA)

2.49g salt (17% of RDA)

found in fishmongers, supermarkets,

and delicatessens but gathering it

yourself can also be a rewarding

afternoon activity if you don't mind

a bit of mud. The growing season

is May to August, depending on

where you live and the thing to look

out for is cactus-like green shoots

poking through the mud at low tide.

Samphire hot spots are common

up and down the UK including Holy

Island (Lindisfarne) in the north

east of England, the Solway coast

in Scotland, Norfolk, North Wales,

and the Thames estuary. If you fancy

some fresh shoots, arm yourself

with a pair of scissors, a bag and

some wellies.

Once you're found your source

of samphire, you should use scissors

to snip off the top shoots as this

allows the plant to regrow and avoids

collecting too many woody bits (more

about those later). Most people don't

mind the saltiness, but it can get

a bit gritty so it's good to wash off

as much of the mud and silt as you

can in seawater before you take it

home. This also helps prolong the

life of the plants. Your reward for an

afternoon in the mud will be a superfresh

accompaniment to fish or meat

dishes that's easy to cook and looks

great on a plate.

Since it's been in the sea all its life,

it's important to stress that samphire

doesn't need any salt adding.

None at all. It's easy to prepare

and only requires the lightest of

cooking although you will need to

pick through the stalks to remove

the white woody parts which will

otherwise get stuck in your teeth.

These tend to be more common in

shop-bought samphire and can be

avoided if you are foraging by only

taking the parts at the top of the

plant. The woody stalks develop as

the plants get older, so the earlier

you can harvest your samphire the

better. Wash it well before cooking to

get rid of the sand and dampen down

the saltiness.

Steamy times

Best eaten fresh or kept for a

couple of days wrapped up in the

fridge, samphire can be steamed

for a minute or two, blanched in

boiling water then left to dry before

drizzling with olive oil, balsamic

vinegar, or garlic and lemon juice. It

also works well tossed directly into a

frying pan with butter or olive oil and

a smashed bulb of garlic and fried for

a couple of minutes. As well as being

a side dish for fish or meat, samphire

can be served with eggs, pasta, or

in salads. Lemon and garlic are both

good companions to samphire and

help to temper the saltiness.

Health benefits of eating regular

amounts of samphire are said

to include:

increasing antioxidants which can

help fight free radical damage and

oxidative stress

lowering cholesterol as it's thought

to contain substances that have

anti-inflammatory qualities

protecting the body against certain

illnesses such as colds as samphire

contains vitamin C

aiding digestive and gut health and

helping prevent constipation

promoting metabolic and

cardiovascular health by regulating

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blood pressure as it contains

minerals such as magnesium and

potassium

helping support thyroid function

as a source of iodine

With such high levels of salt (2.4g per

100g or 17% of your recommended

daily amount (RDA), you may be

wondering if it is suitable for people

trying to cut back on the white stuff,

but as long as you wash it and don't

add any extra salt it shouldn't break

any rules and recommendations.

There aren't many foodstuffs left that

you can pick for free and can be such

good fun to forage for.

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