Orach

Saltbushes, also known as oraches, are extremely tolerant of salt content in the ground: their name derives from the fact that they retain salt in their leaves, which makes them of great use in areas affected by soil salination. The favored species for human consumption is Garden Orache. The Garden Orache, also called Red Orach, Mountain Spinach, or French Spinach, is an annual leaf vegetable with a salty, spinach-like taste. The plant grows 1–2 m in height and the leaves are used cooked or in salads. It was commonly grown in Mediterranean regions from early times until spinach became ..

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