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Water Spanish

What is Water Spanish? 

We all know that Water Spanish green vegetable is Popeye’s favorite. But it’s indeed an undeniable fact that water spinach is ranked high among the world’s healthiest foods and there are lots of reasons for it being so. Also referred to as ‘kangkong’ or ‘swamp cabbage’, water spinach is one of the favored green leafy vegetables. It’s basically an herbaceous aquatic or semi-aquatic perennial plant that’s found in tropical and subtropical regions. There are generally two sorts of water spinach- the ‘Ching Quat’ having a green stem, narrow leaves, and white flowers, and also the ‘Pak Quat’ which has arrow-shaped leaves and pink flowers. Though all the parts of the young plant are edible, the tender shoot tips and therefore the younger leaves are mostly preferred. In India, it’s commonly called ‘paani palak

Where they usually found?

The most popular areas where it grown are tropical and subtropical areas 

Nutritional Information                          

  • Calories: 30
  • Protein: 2.7 g
  • Calcium: 60 mg
  • Iron: 2.5 mg
  • Vitamin A: 2.9 mg
  • Vitamin C: 45 mg

What are its benefits?

  • It is beneficial to control Cholesterol Level 
  • Good for liver treatment
  • Beneficial for the treatment of Anemia
  • Good for diabetic patients 
  • Lessen the risk of heart diseases
  • Good for cancer patient 
  • Beneficial for Eyes health
  • Boost up your immune system 

How to grow it

  • Soil should be moist
  • Climate temperature should be between 20o to 30o
  • Spread the seeds almost 0.5 centimeters deep
  • It requires less water

How To Include It in Your Diet?

  • Add it in pasta and soups
  • Can be used in sandwiches 
  • Can be used in an omelet