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Samphire is known for its digestive and anti-flatulent properties. Culpepper wrote in the 17th century that samphire was useful in curing ailments relating to "ill digestions and obstructions," while being "very pleasant to taste and stomach."

It also contains diuretic and depurative properties and is rich in iodine, phosphorus, calcium, silica, zinc, manganese and vitamins A, C and D.

When pickled, it was often taken along by sailors on ocean voyages to combat scurvy.


Nutritional values per 100 g

Energy: 14.1 Calories
Water: 92,2 g
Proteins : 0.7 g
Carbs : 1,1 g
- Sugar : 0.2 g
- Fiber: 2.5 g

Minerals & oligo-elements
Sodium : 1024 mg
Magnesium : 75,0 mg
Phosphorus : 20,0 mg
Potassium : 119 mg
Calcium : 34,0 mg
Manganese :0,7 mg
Iron: 4,9 mg
Copper : 0,1 mg
Zinc : 0,5 mg

Vitamine E : 0,5 mg

Fat & Fatty acids
Fat: 0.2 g
-  Saturated fat : 0.01 g

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