GIKWAY: An Indigenous Vegetable

GIKWAY: An Indigenous Vegetable
GIKWAY: An Indigenous Vegetable
Four-month old Gikway growing at the Sarian Farm in Teresa, Rizal. The cuttings were obtained from Dinagat Island in mid-July 2013.

There are indigenous plants that are used as vegetables only in certain parts of the country, which could as well be disseminated to other regions where they are practically unknown.

One of them is the shrub called Gikway in some parts of Mindanao and called Lagikway in southern Luzon, particularly in Quezon.ย 


The young leaves are an ingredient in dishes like fish pinangat, soups and many other local vegetable dishes. Photo shows four-month old Gikway plants growing in the Sarian Farm in Teresa, Rizal. They were grown from cuttings obtained in Dinagat Island in Mindanao in mid-July 2013.

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