Spinach - Malabar Climbing

Spinach - Malabar Climbing
Spinach - Malabar Climbing
Brand: Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds
Product Code: Malabar Red
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A gorgeous combination of dark green leaves and burgundy vines and buds sets this wonderful variety apart from the crowd. An attaractive alternative for traditional spinach in your summer garden.

Malabar spinach (Basella ruba) is actually not spinach at all. It's not even related! Well, OK, it's distantly related, but it doesn't taste much like spinach at all. When it's raw Malabar spinach has very fleshy, thick leaves that are juicy and crisp with tastes of citrus and pepper. When cooked, though, Malabar spinach does look and taste a lot more like regular spinach. It doesn't wilt as fast, though, and it holds up better in soups and stir-fries.Typical of leaf vegetables, Malabar spinach is high in vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, and calcium. It is low in calories by volume, but high in protein per calorie. The succulent mucilage is a particularly rich source of soluble fiber. Among many other possibilities, Malabar spinach may be used to thicken soups or stir-fries with garlic and chili peppers 

Typical of leaf vegetables, Malabar spinach is high in vitamins A,C, iron and calcium. It is low in calories by volume, but high in protein per calorie. The succulent mucilage is a particularly rich source of soluble fibre. Among many other possibilities, Malabar spinach may be used to thicken soup or stir-fries with garlic and chili peppers.  

 

 

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