This vegetable is not hard to recognize
given its striking red leaves that concentrate at the crown of a long
stem. The stem is usually peeled before it is cooked.
Nit only is this spinach flavorsome it
is inexpensive but more importantly it is one of the most nutritious
vegetables, with a lot of vitamin A. A 100 gram portion can have more
than three times the daily requirement of an adult at over 3,800
international units of vitamin A Chinese spinach is also rich in
calcium, iron and vitamin C. 100 gram portion contains 168 mg calcium,
2.5 mg iron and 50 mg vitamin C.
Chinese spinach can be used to treat
dysentery with blood in feces and also fight against parasite.