Pick young leaves and shoots near the growing point, leaving roots to grow.
Cover loosely in a plastic bag or perforated bag and refrigerate. Can be frozen for longer storage.
There are many different types of spinach that are eaten in the Pacific Islands. They generally have stand-up stems and spikes of flowers that grow best in a garden environment with plenty of water and well-cultivated soil. Ceylon or malabar spinach is a climbing plant with oval, round leaves an dark green color. The flesh of the leaves is thick and somewhat sticky. The vines bear jet-black berries, but they are not eaten (Bailey, 1992).