Malabar spinach is high in Vitamin A (100 grams contains roughly 8,000 units), Vitamin C, iron, and calcium. It has a high amount of protein for a plant and is also a good source of magnesium, phosphorus, and potassium. Another good reason to eat malabar spinach is that it has a good amount of antioxidants, particularly beta carotene and lutein, those naturally occurring chemicals that help keep your cells from aging.
Malabar spinach can be used raw, in salads, or as a stand alone vegetable. It can also be used instead of spinach to make dal. Steamed malabar spinach is great and will yield more than conventional spinach due to its fleshy nature.