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Common Name: Sea Blite
Suaeda maritima is a Annual up to 0.30 metres tall.
It has edible and miscellaneous uses.
European coasts and saline areas inland, south from Norway to eastern Asia, E. Indies, N. America.
Salt marshes and sea shores, usually below the high water mark of spring tides[
Dislikes shade. See the plants native habitat for other ideas on its cultivation needs.
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.
The ashes of the plant provide a soda that is used in making glass and soap[
Seed - sow spring in situ.