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Spinach - Vine
(Basella alba)

The Versatile Vine

Both in its traditional and vining varieties – stands as a testament to versatile and sustainable gardening. These leafy greens, adored for their rapid growth and minimal maintenance, are favorites in regenerative agriculture practices. They are particularly adept at enriching soil quality and fit seamlessly into crop rotation and permaculture systems.

Who's Growing & Enjoying Them?

They are:

  • Culinary Creatives: Chefs and home cooks in both regions utilize spinach's versatility in a plethora of dishes, from hearty stews and soups to fresh salads and sautés.

  • Innovative Farmers and Gardeners: Embracing both traditional and vining varieties, these growers appreciate spinach for its ability to thrive in a variety of settings, including container gardens and vertical setups.

  • Nutrition-Conscious Individuals: Known for its low calorie yet high vitamin and mineral content, spinach is a popular ingredient among health enthusiasts.

Did You Know?

While most are familiar with the classic flat-leaf spinach, vining spinach (also known as Malabar or Basella spinach) offers a unique culinary experience with its thick, semi-succulent, heart-shaped leaves. This diversity within the spinach family highlights the plant's adaptability and resilience, echoing the rich agricultural heritage and innovation found in the Caribbean and African regions.

  • Nutrient Powerhouse: Spinach is laden with essential nutrients, including iron, magnesium, and vitamins A, C, and K, supporting overall health and well-being.

  • Eye Health: Rich in lutein and zeaxanthin, spinach helps in maintaining good eyesight and reducing the risk of age-related macular degeneration.

  • Bone Strength: Its high vitamin K content is crucial for maintaining bone health.

GROWERS GUIDE

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