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Tetragonia tetragonoides
Tetragonia tetragonoides, growing in sand in its native habitat in Japan
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Aizoaceae
Genus: Tetragonia
Species: T. tetragonoides
Binomial name
Tetragonia tetragonoides
(Pall.) Kuntze

Tetragonia expansa

New Zealand spinach, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt
Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 51 kJ (12 kcal)
Carbohydrates 2.13 g
- Sugars 0.25 g
- Dietary fiber 1.4 g
Fat 0.17 g
Protein 1.3 g
Water 94.8 g
Vitamin A 3622 IU
Thiamine (Vit. B1) 0.03 mg (2%)
Riboflavin (Vit. B2) 0.107 mg (7%)
Niacin (Vit. B3) 0.39 mg (3%)
Pantothenic acid (B5) 0.256 mg (5%)
Vitamin B6 0.237 mg (18%)
Vitamin C 16 mg (27%)
Vitamin E 1.23 mg (8%)
Vitamin K 292 μg (278%)
Calcium 48 mg (5%)
Iron 0.66 mg (5%)
Magnesium 32 mg (9%)
Manganese 0.526 mg (26%)
Phosphorus 22 mg (3%)
Potassium 102 mg (2%)
Sodium 107 mg (5%)
Zinc 0.31 mg (3%)
Link to USDA Database entry
Percentages are relative to US recommendations for adults.
Source: USDA Nutrient database

Tetragonia tetragonoides, commonly called New Zealand spinach and other local names, is a flowering plant in the fig-marigold family (Aizoaceae). It is often cultivated as a leafy vegetable.


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