How to GROW and COOK Malabar Spinach
Malabar Spinach is high in Vitamin A, Vitamin C, iron and calcium. It is also a good source of magnesium, phosphorus and potassium.
It can be used raw in salads, stir-fried or soups.
We never run out of Malabar Spinach as we grow them at home.
To grow Malabar Spinach, first we need to purchase a pack of this vege as our starter pack.
Pluck the leaves for cooking and save the stems for planting later.
Lil’ Ayden not only loves cooking, he also loves helping out in the kitchen especially if it involves water. This sweet boy of mine is such a joy to have as he can be really helpful at times.
Soak the stems in a bottle of water until you see roots growing. Transfer them into soil and let them grow leaves.
They are ready to be harvested after two weeks.
Now, let’s cook the spinach we have just harvested.
The leaves and stem contain mucilage, hence the slightly slimy texture. This mucilage is a great source of soluble fiber so it is actually a good thing.
My boys love to have it stir-fried with chopped garlic and oyster sauce. It is so simple, our Little Chef Ayden can cook it himself without help. I sometimes add chinese wolfberries (keichi) too if I am the one frying this.
Watch how Ayden grows, harvest and cook malabar spinach in this video:
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