New Zealand Spinach


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New Zealand spinach (Tetragonia tetragonioides) is not a true spinach, but it is similar when cooked and is considered a “summer spinach” as it thrives in our summers.

Contrary to the common name, the plant a non-native naturalized species to New Zealand and Australia, where it grows on coastal dunes and bluffs. Other names for it include Warrigal greens, sea spinach, tetragon, Botany Bay spinach, and Cook’s cabbage. That’s Captian Cook who is recognized for bringing it to New Zealand.

We enjoy it any way that you might enjoy spinach. Highly nutritious and excellent sautéed, stirfried, quickly steamed, in soups/stews or raw.