Issue Date: Nov 15, 2013
Poi saag is a favourite in most Bengali homes. Lip-smacking dishes and snacks are prepared with this leafy vegetable. Mong toi in Vietnam, shaan choi in China and remayong in Malayasia, Malabar spinach quickly creeps along garden hedges or in pots and so is also called vine spinach. Its Basella alba variety has green stems and Basella rubra variety has red stems, making it a beautiful edible landscaping vine.
Biodiversity on a platter