Origin: hot, humid tropics
Plant: Sept – Feb
Harvest: Nov – May
The Tahitian spinach leaf is better than taro and cocoyam as a “tropical green” as it has the least amount of irritating crystals and does not need a long cooking time – ten minutes is adequate.
Serving the leaves with coconut milk or cream will help the body to use the Vitamin A, which is a fat-soluble vitamin. Harvest the young leaves and cook in stews, casseroles and leaf wraps. This plant does not have an edible corm.