Healthy Molokhia Egyptian Spinach Stew
Egyptian spinach or Molokhia is a dish of healthy greens commonly eaten in Egypt. Corchorus olitorius or Egyptian spinach and Molokhia is a tall annual herb that grows in the wild throughout Africa and is an important vegetable to her people.
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The leaves are very nutritious, rich in beta-carotene, iron, protein, calcium, folate, and dietary fiber. According to Flora Zimbabwe, the plant goes by many names in Southern Africa; Derere, Gwisha, Idelele, Indian jute, and Ngenge.
Molokhia or Egyptian spinach, Jute mallow, or saluyot is eaten widely in Egypt and numerous Egyptian recipes exist celebrating the leafy green vegetable. Molokhia is also known as the king's soup due to its healing powers.