Salsola Soda is one of the most under-appreciated wild plants in the world, that sadly sits uneaten while people are hungry. Unfortunately, much of its native coastal habitat in Cyprus is currently being torn down by developers.
Incredibly, it can be irrigated with unfiltered saltwater. But it doesn't need salt to grow, you can grow it in your garden with excellent results. This plant has adapted to a wide range of conditions all over the world.
In Italy, this delicacy is known as Agretti or Barba Di Frate. In Spain, it's called Barilla.
You might recognise Salsola species as the tumbleweeds from films set in the American old west. Another plant in this family that's been consumed since ancient times is the Japanese 'Okahijiki', or Land Seaweed.