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Bele Spinach, Hibiscus manihot.

Bele Spinach, Hibiscus spinach, or Polynesian spinach are just some of the names given to this tropical perennial that can grow to over 10 feet high under good conditions. Bele Spinach is one of the most utilized green vegetables, along with taro-leaf, on the Pacific Islands.


  • Bele Spinach is a nutritious green vegetable, high in vitamins A and C, iron and protein.
  • Bele Spinach leaves are mucilaginous and have demulcent properties. It is used to treat chronic bronchitis and toothaches.
  • Bele can help treat wounds, cuts and sprains.