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Name: greene
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greene
Jun 29, 2017 5:59 PM CST
Also known as Jewels of Opar.
I am finally growing enough of these plants to be able to harvest them as food...but I cannot find any recipes online. I realize it is called a spinach substitute, but how do any/all or you use this plant in your recipes?
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Name: Philip Becker
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Philipwonel
Jun 29, 2017 7:35 PM CST
Greene ! Someone else asked about jewles of opra also. Is there a more common name ? Send us a photo !
It sounds interesting.
I have a great recipe, that i used, new zeland spinach, in place of regular spinach.
Its ! GREAT ! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
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DaisyI
Jun 29, 2017 8:51 PM CST
Oh, I've read that book! "Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar" Smiling
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Name: stone
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stone
Jun 30, 2017 6:47 AM CST
You know, I googled "cooking with talinum"...
While the directions were for a different plant.... Seemed similar enough that some peoplle were talking about hybridization.
To get even more information.... I clicked images, and then clicked everything that looked like a prepared dish...
Be sure to lettuce know how it goes.... I usually have enuf that I could cook with it too... But... The mucilage sounding part totally puts me off.... I don't eat okra either.....
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purpleinopp
Jun 30, 2017 7:33 AM CST
Jewels of Opar (Talinum paniculatum)
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Name: greene
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greene
Jun 30, 2017 8:05 AM CST
Thanks. Four responses. I'll keep hoping someone has actually cooked Talinum and can direct me, but at least I have a suggestion for a good book to read, thanks @DaisyI. Rolling on the floor laughing

The three types I have are T. triangulare, T. paniculatum and T. paniculatum 'Limon'.

Well, I finally found one recipe. It is for Indian food which is good because my daughter often cooks that type of food.
http://mennas-cooking.blogspot...
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Name: Philip Becker
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Philipwonel
Jun 30, 2017 12:46 PM CST
@stone !!! Jewels of opar, just like okra, are slimy, if not cooked, the right way. Okra, cooked right, isn't slimy. I would bet that opar, is the same.
Now ! See, what you did ? 😕?
I'm gonna go look it up. Rolling on the floor laughing
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sallyg
Jul 1, 2017 7:11 AM CST
I have only eaten mine fresh, they're fleshy. like purslane. Mild to no flavor.
Chop them and use as a soup green? might make use of the thickening aspect, if not overdone.

Good question- mine self sows around, I could have lots if I could use them.
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Name: greene
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greene
Jul 1, 2017 5:42 PM CST
sallyg said:I have only eaten mine fresh...


We already eat enough foods that contain oxalates so I would rather cook them. Thumbs up

I have been searching using some of the common names for other countries. Slow going.

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Name: Philip Becker
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Philipwonel
Jul 1, 2017 6:27 PM CST
I just read from kidney foundation, that Oxalate's, are the cause of most common type of kidney stones.
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Name: greene
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greene
Jul 2, 2017 3:07 PM CST
Philipwonel said:I just read from kidney foundation, that Oxalate's, are the cause of most common type of kidney stones.


Yes, that is true. Thumbs up

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