Salicornia is a genus of succulent, halophyte (salt tolerant) flowering plants in the family Amaranthaceae that grow in salt marshes, on beaches, and amongmangroves. Salicornia species are native to North America, Europe, South Africa, and South Asia. Common names for the genus include glasswort,pickleweed, and marsh samphire; these common names are also used for some species not in Salicornia. The main European species is often eaten, called marsh samphire in Britain, and the main North American species is occasionally sold in grocery stores or appears on restaurant menus, usually as 'sea beans' or samphire greens or sea asparagus .
Sea Asparagus or otherwise known as Sea Beans or Samphire are a type of edible plant that grows in low lying salt water marshes. The fresh Sea aspargus is crunchy with a refreshing salty asapargus like flavour. It can be eaten raw or cooked and eaten like beans or aspargus.
Here at Ponderosa Mushrooms we offer fresh Sea Asparagus when it is in season and frozen blanched Sea Asparagus year-round.