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Water mimosa (Neptunia oleracea)

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Common Names
Water mimosa (En); neptunie potagère (Fr); carurú de agua, juqueri manso (Sp); 芽菜, 水合歡 (Cn)

Plant Distribution
Southeast Asia

Edible Parts
Young shoots are consumed raw, cooked, or stir-fried.

Health values
Riboflavin: low in young shoots; ascorbic acid: low; calcium: high; iron: high; protein: 6.4%.

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