Egyptian Spinach (Live Plants ) Asian Vegetable, jute mallow, hot weather Spiinach
Egyptian Spinach is a good Spinach alternative for warmer climates. Older leaves best cooked but young leaves can be enjoyed raw. Young pods are also edible, similar to small okra.
Molokhia (Corchorus olitorius) goes by several names, including jute mallow, Jews’ mallow and, more commonly, Egyptian spinach.
This Middle Eastern super-green, known as Jew's mallow or Egyptian spinach, has a high vitamin and mineral content. This “food of kings” dates back to the time of the pharaohs, when an Egyptian king drank it in soup to recover from an illness. Today, it’s one of the most widely eaten vegetables in Egypt. In the Philippines, it is called "saluyot" and is widely grown for the leaves.
Native to the Middle East, it’s a tasty, edible green that grows quickly and reliably and can be cut again and again throughout the growing season.
Molokhia Cultivation What is Egyptian spinach? It’s a plant with a long history, and molokhia cultivation goes back to the times of the Pharaohs. Today, it’s still one of the most popular vegetables in Egyptian cooking.
It’s very fast growing, usually ready to harvest about 60 days after planting. If it goes uncut, it can reach as tall as 6 feet in height. It likes hot weather and produces its leafy greens throughout the summer. When temperatures begin to drop in the fall, leaf production slows and the plant bolts, producing small, bright yellow flowers. The flowers are then replaced by long, thin seed pods that can be harvested when they naturally dry and brown on the stem.