Glasswort is a stem vegetable and consists of branches, fleshy, green or reddish stems. The vegetable is only consumed as a young plant.


Glasswort has a distinctive, salty, fishy flavor. It can be eaten cooked or raw. After cooking, it has a similar color to seaweed. In terms of its flavor and structure, glasswort is like young spinach stems.


Fresh glasswort can be kept in the fridge for several days.