200 GMO-FREE Egyptian Spinach (molokhiya) seeds — Not your typical spinach – More than 30 vitamins and minerals
I am so excited to introduce you to molokhiya, also known as Jew’s mallow, jute mallow, and Egyptian spinach… among other titles depending on what part of the world you’re in.
It isn’t your typical spinach. It originated in Egypt but has since spread all over the world.
And for good reason; Egyptian spinach has a powerhouse of nutrients that can benefit your whole body.
It’s touted to have more Vitamin E, C, potassium, iron and fiber than any other vegetable!
More benefits… it has nine times more calcium than spinach, nearly five times more carotene, B1 and B2 than spinach.
According to the International Journal of Research, Egyptian spinach has more than 30 vitamins and minerals.
So what does this mean?
It’s an excellent food to boost your immune system; it’s known to regulate digestion, help fight acne, help build strong bones, improve circulation, protect heart health, and reduce inflammation. The magnesium in Egyptian spinach is supposed to even help you sleep.
And you can do so much with it.
I add it to my salads, beans, stews, even tea. In fact, many people use it in their soups because when you boil it, it makes sort of a broth. And making a tea is supposed to help reduce pain for things like arthritis, headaches and belly aches because of its anti-inflammatory properties.
You can enjoy the benefits of the leaves raw or cooked.
It’s said that Cleopatra saw the soup as her secret for maintaining her youthful appearance. Legends say she used to eat a soup of the leaves daily.
It’s also said that consuming the vegetable was once limited only to pharaohs.
In fact, not only are there no restrictions to how much you can buy; you can plant it yourself!
And one thing I love about planting it is that it likes the heat. It’s one of the few green vegetables that thrive in the Arizona summers.
So that means if I’m growing outdoors, I can enjoy my regular spinach in the winter, and my Egyptian spinach in the summer.
So of course we harvest our seeds to share!
We make our own fertilizer, which includes worm tea, compost and rainwater. We don’t have a need for any harmful chemicals, including pest control, since it’s mostly controlled with companion planting and how we fertilize our plants. Once you plant these seeds, expect a huge harvest year after year. We planted seeds once and now we have Egyptian spinach growing throughout the yard annually… even in places we never planted!
200 seeds for $5.
All of our seeds are non-gmo, untreated and open-pollinated.
Go to GreenDesert.org for planting instructions, natural remedies, more benefits and recipes!