Abstract. Basella rubra Linn. belongs to family Basellaceae. The present paper includes macroscopy, preliminary phytochemical and. Family • Basellaceae Alugbati Basella rubra Linn. Lo k’uei MALABAR NIGHTSHADE Other scientific names Basella alba Linn. Basella lucida Linn. Basella. Phytochemical and Antimicrobial Screening of Alugbati (Basella Rubra Linn.) Leaves and Stems Extracts Against Pathogenic Microoganisms – Download as.

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Malabar spinach Scientific classification Kingdom: Basella alba is known under various common namesincluding Malabar Spinachvine spinachred vine spinachclimbing spinachcreeping spinachbuffalo spinach and Ceylon spinach among others.

Ceylon Spinach, East Indian Spinach, Malabar Nightshade (Basella alba Linn. (Basella rubra Linn.).

If the problem persists, let us know. Malabar spinach or Ceylon spinach in garden. There are two varieties – green and red.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The stem of the Basella alba is green and the stem of the cultivar Basella alba ‘Rubra’ is reddish-purple; the leaves in both cases are green. It is also called Malabar Spinach. In Bengali cuisine it is widely used both in a vegetable dish, cooked with red pumpkin, and in non-vegetarian dishes, cooked with the bones of the Ilish fish and may also be cooked with shrimps.


The plant is native to tropical Asia. Soft, fleshy, tender leaves of young plants of densely growing highly nutritious leaf vegetable Indian spinach Malabar spinach.

Closeup view from above. In Africa, the mucilaginous cooked shoots are most commonly used. In Vietnamparticularly the north, it is cooked with crab meat, luffa and jute to make soup. In the Philippines, the leaves of this vegetable is one of the main ingredients in an all vegetable dish called utan that is served over rice.

It is often used in stir-frys and soups. Ready To Do More?

Search by image Oops! In Southeast Asiait is known as kubay in Ibanag ; libatu in Kapampangan rubda and alugbati in Tagalog linnn the Visayan languages of the Philippines. Share Collections to anyone by email or to other Shutterstock users.

Something went wrong, please try again. See basella rubra linn stock video clips. Basella alba is usually referred to as the ” spinach ” equivalent of a certain country in Englisheven though it is not related to the true spinach Spinacia oleracea.

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This page was last edited on 16 Novemberat Ceylon Spinach plant on bssella farm. It is low in calories by volume, but high in protein per calorie. Back to search Esc. It basellw been shown to contain certain phenolic phytochemicals and it has antioxidant properties.

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Examples include “Malabar spinach”, “Ceylon spinach”, “Indian spinach”, “Surinam spinach”, “Chinese spinach”, or “Vietnamese spinach”.

Saved one filter Removed from saved filters. It is rich in vitamins A and C, iron and calcium. Malabar nightshade Close up. Plus, get free weekly content and more. Malabar Spinach can be found at many Asian supermarketsas well as farmers’ markets.

In OdishaIndiait is used to make Curries and Saaga any type of dish made from green leafy vegetables is called Saaga in Odisha.

Retrieved from ” https: Basella alba is an edible perennial vine in the family Basellaceae.

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