I am growing  Ceylon (Malabar) Spinach for the first time. It is a leafy vegetable perennial (in tropical region) vine commonly eaten through Sth East Asia, China and India. This plant is a hardy vigorous climber grows well in full sun and part shade.

Stems, young shoots and leaves are all eaten, and make a good substitute for leafy greens in the warmer months. Young leaves can be used in salad mix, older leaves as spinach.

The succulent mucilage is a rich source of soluble fibre, as well as being high protein and rich in Vit A, C, Iron and minerals. Ayurvedic uses for this plant include anaemia, cough, dysentary, diarrhoea, and as a poultice mouth ulcers among others….