Warrigal Green


Common name : Cook’s Cabbage, New Zealand Spinach

Scientific name : Tetragoniatetragonioides

Family : Aizoaceae

Native land : New Zealand, Australia, Japan, Chile and Argentina

It is a tender annual. The stems and the leaves of this spreading herb are covered with small, glistening, liquidfilled blisters. It is a sprawling plant with soft stems. It has light green leaves that are either triangular or arrow-shaped. Its small, yellow flowers appear from August to December. It is low in energy, has high water-content, is high in sodium and potassium. It was traditionally used as a food source, as a side for protein. It tastes like spinach and appropriate to incorporate into dishes as you would do so with spinach.

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