Molokhia, Egyptian Spinach (Corchorus Olitorius) Saluyot, Green Jute Seeds
This 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.
Growing Egyptian spinach is relatively easy. The seeds can be sown directly in the ground in the spring after all the chance of frost has passed, or started indoors about 6 weeks before the average last frost. These plants prefer full sun, plenty of water and fertile, well-draining soil.
Its vitamin contents moisturise our skin and make it soft and smooth, and resist early ageing. Egyptian spinach is considered demulcent (relieves pain in inflamed or irritated mucous membranes), diuretic (increases the passing of urine), febrifuge (reduces fever) and a tonic (increases vigour).
Molokhia or Egyptian spinach may lower blood pressure levels, improve circulation, aid in digestion, lower cholesterol, relieve insomnia, boost immune health, and even reduce cancer risk.