Kangkong is Healthy But Why It May Harm You at Any Moment?

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Vegetables are indeed healthy and beneficial to our body. Most Filipino dishes aren’t complete without veggies or green leafy vegetables. One that makes our all-time favorite sinigang na baboy mouth-watering is kangkong. We all have a perception with veggies as harmless and healthy but little do we know that it might inflict health issues if not prepared carefully.

Water Spinach 

We often see Kangkong or water spinach in one of the dishes served in our table. May it be on the soup or side dish adobo. However, there are claims that Kangkong has bad effects on our body. It is considered as a noxious weed. It grows and multiplies quickly. It grows everywhere and anywhere. Noxious weeds do not only bring danger to humans but to livestock, plants, and to the ecosystem.

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Can We Still Eat Kangkong?

Yes, fortunately, people can still eat kangkong if prepared properly and with safe handling. If not, it can cause Fasciolopsiasis which came from Fasciolopsis Buski or large parasites which can be commonly found on bodies of water, thriving on plants or vegetables that grows in the water. If digested, it may cause indigestion, abdominal pain, and allergic reactions. Worst, it may lead to d34th.

Proper Cooking of Kangkong 

Safe and proper cooking of kangkong is strictly advised- may it be boiled or fried. You may not plainly plunge it onto the food and let it simmer for a minute. Blanching isn’t for kangkong for very serious health reasons. The flukes or the large parasites living on the leaves of kangkong are difficult to detect so it is better to wash and cook it properly.

Prevention Is Better Than Cure 

Whether you have kangkong or not in your meal, always make sure that every sumptuous meal you serve to your family is safe and cooked, and well-prepared. As most of us say, prevention is better than cure.

Aside from sinigang and adobong kangkong, what viand with kangkong do you love to eat?

Source: readph.com