New Zealand Spinach (Tetragonia tetragonioides) , also known as Botany Bay spinach, Cook's cabbage, k_kihi (in M_ori), New Zealand spinach, sea spinach, and tetragon, is scientifically classified as Kingdom: Plantae (unranked): Angiosperms (unranked): Eudicots (unranked): Core eudicots Order: Caryophyllales Family: Aizoaceae Genus: Tetragonia Species: T. tetragonioides.
New Zealand spinach is a bushy, fast-growing perennial with fuzzy, triangular leaves. Because of the succulent-like nature of the leaves, New Zealand spinach is occasionally referred to as ‘ice plant’. Its flavor is very similar to common spinach when young, but becomes bitter and acrid when fully mature.
Nutritionally similar to traditional spinach, New Zealand spinach offers high quantities of vitamin A and C. New Zealand spinach has a balance of calcium to phosphorous levels that makes it ideal for calcium absorption in the body. Low in protein, carbohydrates and calories, New Zealand spinach is a a great addition to a balanced diet.
|Vitamin A IU||%||3622mg|
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|B1 - Thiamine||3%||0.03mg|
|B2 - Riboflavin||9%||0.107mg|
|B3 - Niacin||3%||0.39mg|
|B5 - Pantothenic acid||5%||0.256mg|
|B6 - Vitamin||18%||0.237mg|
|B9 - Folate||0%||0mg|
|Cycles per Year||1.8|
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