Water spinach has been ranked high among the world’s healthiest foods. Used to be a poor man's food. Certain variety (plant with bigger & hollow trunk) are usually found growing along the sides of drain. The sister variety (thinner stalk) are often grown in large scale at the farms and sold commercially. It is also known as ‘kangkong’ and is a popular green leafy vegetable, eaten by most households. It is basically herbaceous aquatic, or semi aquatic perennial plant that is found in tropical and subtropical regions.
Its best known benefits, include :