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Okinawa Spinach


A PERENNIAL growing to 90cm with a sprawling habit. Prefers a well-drained soil in full sun or semi-shade.
Eaten as a medicinal vegetable.

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It is rich in iron and potassium, calcium, vitamin A, and other vitamins and minerals. According to Chinese food grouping, it is a ‘cool’ food, so the leaves are often stir-fried with sesame oil and ginger (both ‘hotter’ foods) to achieve a balance.
In Japan, it is eaten as a vegetable, blanched lightly and served with ponzu, as an ingredient of miso soup, or tempura.

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(Gynura bicolor)