Taste: The leaves of Malabar spinach are dark green, heart-shaped, and have a slightly glossy appearance the leaves are thicker than spinach and have a mild taste of citrus and pepper.
Benefits: Malabar Spinach leaves feature high amounts of protein, vitamins, and iron
Culinary Use: The leaves are usually cooked before eaten, although they are edible raw. It is usually used to thicken soups or is included in stir-fries. A Filipino dish called Utan features Malabar Spinach served over rice