Water spinach the good source of vitamine ‘A’ and ‘C’, know more about the health benefits of water spinach

Water spinach is very much ignored in rural areas. The water spinach grows in pond, river, haor and canal in our country. If we think of food that is cheap in price but high in nutritions, then water spinach should be included in the list. This water spinach is widely used in Malaysian and Chinese cuisine.

Nutritoins of water spinach :

Water spinach is the power house of nutritions. It’s juice is also very beneficial. Some of the notable nutritions of water spinach are given below:

Percentage of RDA

  • Water: 90%
  • Protein: 4.5%
  • Fiber: 5.5%
  • Carbohydrate: 2%
  • Vitamin C: 92%
  • Vitamin A: 210%
  • Iron: 21%
  • Magnesium: 18%
  • Sodium: 7.5%
  • Calcium: 8%

Health benefits of water spinach:

Water spinach is very nutritious. It contains plenty of vitamins and minerals. It is an excellent source of fiber, protein, calcium, iron, vitamin ‘A’ and vitamin ‘C’. Below are the health benefits of the water spinach:

  • There is 5.5% fiber in water spinach. So, if we eat water spinach regularly then it will help reducing constipation.
  • Water spinach acts as an antidote to chieken pox disease.
  • Water spinach helps reducing blood deficiency because it has 21% iron.
  • After birth, if the child does not get enough breast milk, then if we feed water spinach to mother then baby will get sufficient milk.

  • Due to the abundance of calcium in water spinach, it helps to strengthen bones. So it is equally beneficial for both adult and children to strengthen bones.
  • Water spinach has plenty of vitamin ‘A’. So it is very good for the eyes.
  • Ants, bees, or any worm bites, the pain will be reduced if use the juice by smashing water spinach.
  • Water spinach is good for skin and hair.
  • There is plenty of vitamin C in water spinach. It is beneficial for coughing as well as increasing our immune system.