Spinach, Red Malabar, Red Malabar Spinach, Basella Rubra, 4in potted plants, GMO Free, Medicinal Plants
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Name: Red Malabar Spinach
Scientific Name: Basella Rubra
This beautiful plant is not a true spinach but a different species (basella rubra). This heat-loving Asian vine has lovely red stems and delicious, succulent leaves that are great in salads and stir-fries. A delicious green that can be grown as an annual in many areas or as a perennial in sub-tropical areas.
Origination: It is found in tropical Asia and Africa where it is widely used as a leaf vegetable.
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.
Height: growing Vine
Flower Color: Green Leafy
Other Names: Country mallow, Heart-leaf sida, Flannel weed