Saag, the Indian moniker for green leafy vegetables, forms an integral part of various regional cuisines in the country. Loaded with vitamins and essential minerals, it is the best way of fueling up on the season’s best offerings. Chaulai Saag, also knows as Amaranth Leaves, resembling spinach in appearance, comes in a few varieties ranging from purple and red to green or gold in colour and are found in the foothills of The Himalayas to the coasts of south India.
Chaulai is considered beneficial for anemia as it increases the blood production due to its rich iron content. It also improves bone health and prevents osteoporosis as it is rich in calcium and improves bone density.
These leaves contain calcium, iron, sodium, potassium, vitamins A, E, C, and folic acid.