Warigal Greens (Leaves)

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Warrigal greens, also known as New Zealand Spinach and tetragonioides, are a versatile and delicious leafy green vegetable native to Australia and New Zealand. Here's what you need to know about them:


    • Warrigal greens have fleshy, succulent leaves that range from bright green to reddish-green in color.
    • They grow on sprawling vines that can reach up to 2 meters in length.
    • The leaves have a slightly salty and spinach-like flavor with a hint of bitterness.


    • Culinary: Warrigal greens are a great substitute for spinach in any recipe. They can be eaten raw in salads, steamed, boiled, stir-fried, or sautéed.
    • They can also be blanched before using to remove some of the bitterness.
    • You can use them to make pesto, dips, soups, stews, or add them to omelets and frittatas.
    • Their flavor pairs well with garlic, lemon, olive oil, feta cheese, and other Mediterranean ingredients.

Nutritional Value:

    • Warrigal greens are a good source of vitamins A, C, and K, as well as iron, magnesium, and calcium.
    • They are also low in calories and fat, making them a healthy addition to your diet.


    • Warrigal greens are becoming increasingly available in supermarkets and specialty grocery stores, particularly in Australia and New Zealand.
    • You can also grow them yourself in your garden, or forage for them in coastal areas (with proper identification and permission).

Selection and Storage:

    • Choose fresh, bright green leaves that are crisp and free of blemishes.
    • Avoid wilted or yellowing leaves.
    • Store warrigal greens in the refrigerator in a breathable container for up to 3 days.

Cooking Tips:

    • You don't need to remove the stems from young warrigal greens, as they are tender and edible.
    • Blanching before cooking can help reduce some of the bitterness, especially for older leaves.
    • Warrigal greens cook quickly, so be careful not to overcook them.

Additional Information:

    • They are considered a superfood due to their high nutritional content and potential health benefits.
    • Studies suggest that they may have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

*Sold as leaves and stem in 500gram lots.