Egyptian Spinach Seeds, a.k.a. Jute ,Saluyot, Molokhia, ,asian vegetablevery hardy, fast growing Vegetable

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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 is the most widely eaten vegetable in Egypt, where it is often cooked with rabbit broth, garlic and coriander and served with baked rabbits and rice. Modern Egyptians also use Molokhia to make a soup prepared since ancient times with the same spices but with lamb, beef or duck. Molokhia is considered to be extremely nutritious.

Warm season annual/perennial
Corchorus olitorius-Egyptian spinach seeds
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 is the most widely eaten vegetable in Egypt, where it is often cooked with rabbit broth, garlic and coriander and served with baked rabbits and rice. Modern Egyptians also use Molokhia to make a soup prepared since ancient times with the same spices but with lamb, beef or duck. Molokhia is considered to be extremely nutritious.
Jute, Egyptian Spinach Also known as, Molokhia , Malu Khia, Melokheya, Meloukia, Salad Mallow, Jew's mallow, West African sorrel !
Asian names for this vegetable...
India: koshta
Japan: tororo no
Philippines: saluyot
Thailand: po krachao
Vietnam: rau day
his "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 is the most widely eaten vegetable in Egypt, where it is often cooked with rabbit broth, garlic and coriander and served with baked rabbits and rice. Modern Egyptians also use Molokhia to make a soup prepared since ancient times with the same spices but with lamb, beef or duck. Molokhia is considered to be extremely nutritious.
Corchorus olitorius
A very hardy, fast growing annual . The young leaves used in salad, older leaves and the shoot tips cooked as spinach and are high in protein. It self-sows readily. Sow spring and summer. Suitable for subtropical and tropical areas.
Seed is naturally green in color and is NOT treated. Start seeds in flats or direct sow fairly heavily and thin. The is a hot weather loving green. Plant out after danger of frost is past and soil is getting warm. Does best in good soil for rapid growth, so continue to give compost or nutrients throughout the season. Likes full sun, warm to hot weather and steady moisture - mulch will help keep soil moist. Cut tender top leaves continuously or harvest whole plant and succession-sow.
BOTANICAL NAME: Corchorus olitorius


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