Scientific name: Alternanthera sissoo
Origin: S America
Medicinal use:The leaves are crisp, slightly more so than temperate spinach, and not slimy. Some cultivars are slightly bitter. Reportedly, Brazilians generally eat it raw in salads with oil or vinegar, tomato and onion, although the literature recommends cooking it. Sissoo spinach can be added to quiches, cakes, curries, dals, pasta sauces, lasagna, or added to dishes and stir-fries at the end of the cooking process as a substitute for spinach and to add a nutty flavor.
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