Kangkong is indeed a "superfood" containing numerous nutrients and vitamins. Though, it is known as the “poor man’s vegetable”, there is nothing poor about its numerous health benefits.
But a recent discovery from the Department of Agriculture claimed that Kangkong is part of a group of weeds called noxious weed which considered as a harmful kind of weed.
This water spinach that can be usually found in swamps are said to be injurious to agricultural crops, natural habitats, or humans and livestock.
Most noxious weeds, including Kangkong have been introduced into the ecosystem by ignorance, mismanagement, or accident. Typically they are plants that grow aggressively, multiply quickly without natural controls and display adverse effects through contact or ingestion.
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What You Should Do To Avoid Being Killed By Kangkong?
You must be careful on how you cook and eat it, or you could end up with a case of Fasciolopsiasis, a condition caused by the Fasciolopsis buski, a large parasitic intestinal fluke that can be found as larval cysts laid on the water spinach and other water vegetables in the hope that a reckless human will consume it raw.
In humans and pigs, the cysts release the fluke that anchors itself to the wall of the intestine and causes indigestion, allergic reactions and abdominal pain.
Therefore, you have to fry or boil it properly before serving to your family.
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