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List of leaf vegetables

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Leaf Vegetables for Cooking:
– Abelmoschus manihot (Sunset Hibiscus)
– Abutilon theophrasti (China Jute)
– Acacia pennata (Climbing wattle)
– Acmella oleracea (Paracress)
– Agasyllis latifolia (Dootsi, Ghehi)

Popular Leafy Greens:
– Amaranthus cruentus (Purple amaranth)
– Amaranthus retroflexus (Common amaranth)
– Amaranthus spinosus (Prickly amaranth)
– Amaranthus tricolor (Amaranth)
– Amaranthus viridis (Slender amaranth)

Culinary Leafy Greens:
– Apium graveolens (Celery)
– Atriplex hortensis (Garden orache)
– Barbarea verna (Bank cress)
– Black mustard
– Brassica oleracea (Wild Cabbage)

Regional Favorites:
– Chenopodium berlandieri subsp. nuttalliae (Southern Huauzontle)
– Chenopodium bonus-henricus (Good King Henry)
– Chenopodium giganteum (Tree Spinach)
– Chenopodium glaucum (Oak-Leaved Goosefoot)
– Chenopodium nuttalliae (Huauzontle)

Moringa Oleifera:
– Health Benefits:
– High in nutrients
– Rich in antioxidants
– May reduce inflammation
– May lower blood sugar levels
– May lower cholesterol
– Culinary Uses:
– Versatile ingredient
– Used in salads, soups, and stews
– Adds flavor and texture
– Can be sautéed or steamed
– Enhances nutritional value of dishes
– Cultivation:
– Grows well in tropical climates
– Fast-growing plant
– Drought-resistant
– Easy to grow from seeds or cuttings
– Thrives in well-drained soil
– Environmental Impact:
– Sustainable crop
– Helps combat malnutrition
– Can improve soil fertility
– Requires minimal water
– Leaves can be used as animal feed

This is a list of vegetables which are grown or harvested primarily for the consumption of their leafy parts, either raw or cooked. Many vegetables with leaves that are consumed in small quantities as a spice such as oregano, for medicinal purposes such as lime, or used in infusions such as tea, are not included in this list.

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