By: Elna Botes van Schalkwyk

Morogo, also known as wild or African spinach, refers to a group of at least three different dark green leafy vegetables found throughout Southern Africa and harvested for human consumption. It is considered a traditional South African dish and forms an important part of the staple diet in rural communities.

In these rainy days it grows in abundance all over the fields. It's a real powerhouse, loaded with beta carotene, folate, vitamin C and the phytochemical lutein, which helps keep your eyes healthy. It also contains a lot of iron and calcium, which helps regulate muscle contractions (calcium) and plays a key role in the blood's distribution of oxygen to the body (iron).