Thursday, March 25, 2010

Edible vegetable leaves

Some interesting vegetable leaves that are commonly consumed in Malaysia, and used in several stir fry or soupy dishes:

Amaranth or Chinese spinach or Bayam: it has high content of oxalic acid that inhibits the absorption of calcium and zinc, thus, should be avoided or eaten in moderation by people with kidney disorders, gout, or rheumatoid arthritis (wiki).

Chinese spinach 1
Chinese spinach 2

Sweet potato leaves or yam leaves (source of vitamin A, C and B2):

potato leaves 1
potato leaves 2

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