Scientific Name: Ipomoea Aquatica: Also knows as Kangkong (Malaysia and Philippines, Tagalog), Kangkung (Vietnam), Kankun, Water spinach (English), River spinach, Water morning glory, Water convolvulus, Chinese spinach, Swamp cabbage
Kangkong health benefits for Diabetes
A study conducted in the Department of Biochemistry and Nutrition, India, reported that results suggest that Kangkong supplementation during pregnancy may provide beneficial effects against diabetes-induced oxidative stress both for the mother and baby.
Kangkong with Tofu
Nutritional Benefits: Kangkong health benefits for Diabetes: A study conducted in the Department of Biochemistry and Nutrition in India reported that results suggest that Kangkong supplementation during pregnancy may provide beneficial effects against diabetes-induced oxidative stress for the mother and baby. Eating Kangkong has also been shown in studies to lower blood sugar levels in a way that is comparable to the diabetes medication tolbutamide.
- 18 oz/500g tofu, diced
- 5 oz / 150g sprouts
- 9 oz /300g kangkong leaves, rinsed and chopped
- 1/2 cup walnuts, coarsely ground
- 2 tsp fresh ginger, grated
- 4 tbsp roasted sesame oil (or coconut oil if you prefer)
- 1 tbsp sesame seeds
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 1/2 tsp white pepper
Place a wok or a large saucepan over medium flame.
Add sesame oil and sauté sesame seeds, grated ginger, and white pepper.
Add tofu cubes to the wok and sauté for a bit. Allow the tofu to cook until the cubes turn into light golden color.
Add the kangkong leaves and sauté into the tofu. Add the soy sauce and cook until the leaves wilt and juice seeps from the leaves.
As kangkong leaves begin to shrivel, remove from heat and add the sprouts, Stir it into the vegetables to allow the sprouts to steam.
Transfer to a plate and garnish with some coarsely ground walnuts on top. Serve with with rice or noodles.
1.9g Saturated fat
You can also add some turmeric and coconut milk to the finished dish which makes the dish give a lovely pale yellow. The flavor transforms completely. Deliciously yummy.