One one of them was a food that was growing wild like weeds, on the sidewalk and street paths. It was self sowing all over the place and growing to great heights.
I asked one of my local friends to prepare a dish for me and my daughter Karin, She created a tasty recipe using the wild Egyptian Spinach.
I was later to find out the local name for it was Salayut and it wasn't indigenous at all.
This plant had traveled all the way from Egypt and was regarded as delicacy over there,
The Egyptian spinach is also known as Jute, Molokhai. I found it to be very hardy and pest resistant. The grasshoppers didn't like it and I never once saw an Aphid, even on the plants I gave less care too.
So, I give a huge THUMBS UP for this amazing fast summer growing Spinach.
TO BUY EGYPTIAN SPINACH (Molokhai) SEEDS HERE
Just click the image or link above to purchase seeds. They are extremely cheap and after the first season you can then harvest your very own.
There will be even more than enough to give out to a few friends or just spread around the garden.
Marty Ware (Australian Agricultural Horticulturist)
For more information about the Egyptian Spinach plant can be found at Wikipedia