Cluster mallow (Malva verticillata)

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Common Names
Cluster mallow, whorled mallow, curled mallow (En); mauve crépue, mauve verticillée (Fr); malva crespa (Sp); 冬寒菜 (Cn)

Plant Distribution
East Asia, cultivated elsewhere in temperate regions

Edible Parts
Seedlings, tender leaves, and shoots are eaten boiled, stir-fried, pickled, roasted with soy sauce, or added to soups.

Health values
Beta-carotene: high in edible parts; vitamin E: medium; folic acid: low; ascorbic acid: extremely high; calcium: medium; iron: medium; protein: 4.6%.

Read more: Cluster mallow, in Discovering Indigenous Treasures: Promising Indigenous Vegetables from Around the World. 2009. AVRDC – The World Vegetable Center.