Jews mallow is a very common dish in the middle east and especially in Egypt, which is known as “molukhia” in Arabic language. In the past it used to be called Egyptian spinach.
In the ancient Egyptian civilization, Jews mallow was among other leafy vegetables known as Cleopatra’s secret. As there was some claims that Cleopatra drank Jews mallow soup every day in order to maintain beauty and youthful looks.
The papers of Jews mallow is used in cooking, whether fresh, dry or frozen. Each 100 gm of Jews mallow papers contain 3.8 protein, 281 mg of calcium, 119 mg magnesium, vitamin A, vitamin B1 and B2, vitamin E and Vitamin C and iron.