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Brazilian Spinach

Health Benefits of Brazilian Spinach

Brazilian spinach has certain benefits for the body, including:

Improving immunity system

Prevents constipation

Overcome gum problems

Maintains eye health

Help in smoothing blood circulation

Binding calcium

Strengthen bone

Prevents Anemia

A good source of Vitamin K

Help maintain digestive system

Prevents premature aging

Can fight against Cancer

Brazilian Spinach Recipes


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Brazilian Spinach Recipes
This recipe can be substituted with other types of spinach such as amaranth (bayam) and Asystasia (Chinese violet).​


200g Brazilian spinach (leaves only)

2 tbsp miso, or to taste

2 tbsp roasted sesame seeds, ground

1/2 tsp sesame oil

Maple syrup, to taste


Step 1
Rinse Brazilian spinach and blanch until leaves are soft. Remove the leaves from hot water and squeeze out as much water as possible.

Step 2
Mix miso, ground sesame seeds, sesame oil and maple syrup with some water to form a paste.

Step 3
Mix paste thoroughly into the blanched Brazilian spinach.

Step 4
Serve immediately or let rest in the fridge until ready to serve.

Brazilian Spinach Made Creamy


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Brazilian Spinach Made Creamy
Although this dish is creamy, it's made with coconut milk which makes it friendly to anyone who is lactose-intolerant.

Brazilian Spinach - About 100g with stems (Washed and pluck)

Chicken Stock - 40g (or 1/4 tsp cumin powder for vegetarians)

Yellow Onion - 1 medium

Tomatoes - 2 medium or 15-20 cherry/grape tomatoes

Garlic - 2 cloves, minced

Salt and Pepper - to taste

Vegetable Oil - 2tbsp

Coconut Milk - 120g or 1/2 cup


Step 1:

Slice a shallow X on your tomatoes and then blanch them in hot water until the tips of the “X” just start to peel back (about 10- 15 seconds for cherry/grape tomatoes, 15 – 25 for larger tomatoes). Shock in an ice bath to stop the cooking completely then peel the skins away (if you don’t have and ice bath, don’t worry too much and just be careful not to blanch them for too long)

Step 2:
Over medium heat, sauté onions until translucent. Then add tomatoes and garlic and continue to sauté.

Step 3:
Add the Brazilian spinach and sauté a little more, then add the coconut milk, salt, pepper, and chicken stock (or cumin). Stir and let it cook for 2-3 minutes, then serve with rice!

I found that this also goes well with your pasta, especially if it’s on the lighter side (e.g. Fresh Tomato pasta) If it’s heavy like a carbonara, it won’t mix as well since they’re both heavy.

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