Malabar spinach, or vine spinach, is a perennial that is native to East Asia. It grows best in hot, humid climates and thrives in New Orleans. Malabar spinach is rich in vitamins, minerals, and fiber. It relieves mouth ulcers, burns, and diarrhea and helps prevent birth defects.
How to harvest: Clip the leaves and stems.
How to prepare: Malabar spinach can serve as a substitute for spinach in many dishes. It can either be eaten raw or cooked. Both its leaves and stems are frequently utilized in salads, curries, and stir-fries. Malabar spinach is also used in soups as a thickening agent.