New Zealand Spinach

New Zealand Spinach (Tetragonia tetragonioides) , also known as Botany Bay spinach, Cook's cabbage, k_kihi (in M_ori), New Zealand spinach,[1] 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.

Health Benefits

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.

Nutrient Facts

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy   51kj
Dietary fiber   1.4g
Carbohydrates   2.13g
Sugars   0.25g
Fat   0.17g
Protein   1.3g
Calcium 5% 48mg
Copper 0%  0mg
Iron 5% 0.66mg
Magnesium 9% 32mg
Manganese 25% 0.526mg
Phosphorus 3% 22mg
Potassium 2% 102mg
Sodium 7%  107mg
Zinc 3%  0.31mg
Vitamin A IU % 3622mg
Vitamin A equivalent 0% 0mg
Beta-Carotene 0% 0mg
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
Vitamin C 19% 16mg
Vitamin E 8% 1.23mg
Vitamin K 278% 292mg
Choline 0% 0mg
Betaine   0mg
Other constituents    
Water   0
Fluoride   0

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