SPINACH – WATER KANG KONG-ONG TSOI
Also called Water spinach, Kang Kong is of East Indian origin. It has long, jointed & hollow stems, which allow the vines to float on water or creep across muddy ground. Water spinach is an herbaceous aquatic or semi-aquatic perennial plant of the tropics or subtropics. Leaves are flat, and vary in shape depending on variety, from heart-shaped to long, narrow and arrow-shaped. Narrow leaves are 1-2.5 cm wide & 20-30cm long. Broad leaves are up to 5 cm wide & 15-25 cm long.
The leaves have a very pleasant, mild, sweet flavour & like many other leafy vegetables, the leaves are very nutritious, being rich in vitamins & minerals.
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