Did you know that the young leaves and tender shoots of the Rosella plant are edible? In many Caribbean and Asian Cultures the fresh green leaves are part of their staple diet and are eaten almost everyday. They can be eaten raw in salads or cooked as greens either on their own, or with other leafy vegetables and meat.The green leaves of the Rosella plant are used like a spicy version of spinach. They give flavor to salads, fish, stir fries, curry and rice dishes. It is also known as Pacific Sorrel or Red Sorrel. It has a lovely lemony taste like sorrel. In some countries the leaves are mixed with green chillies, salt, some garlic to prepare a chutney which is eaten by farmers as breakfast to start their day. The leaves can be fried with garlic, dried or fresh prawns and green chili or cooked with fish. A light soup made from Rosella leaves and dried prawn stock is also a popular dish.
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