5 Exotic Greens to Add to Your Plate

5 Exotic Greens to Add to Your Plate

“This wonderful leafy green is rich in mucilage,” says Ruby Hsiao, assistant specialist in indigenous vegetables at AVRDC (Asian Vegetable Research and Development Center)-The World Vegetable Center in Taiwan. “Mucilage soothes mucous membranes in the throat and helps prevent stomach irritation.”

Malabar spinach also delivers beta-carotene, or pro-vitamin A, which helps form and maintain healthy skin and teeth and promotes good vision.