Kangkong is really amazing and all Filipinos love it – it doesn’t matter if it’s stir fried, adobo or used in sinigang. Many people and experts around the world think that kangkong is a “superfood”, because it’s loaded with healthy nutrients and it contains many vitamins. But, you should be very careful, because a recent study shows that Kangkong or water spinach belongs to a noxious weed. Take a look at the article below and find out more about this.
Noxious weeds are harmful and has been designated by an agricultural authority as one that is injurious to agricultural or crops, natural habitats or ecosystems, or humans or livestock. You should also know that most noxious weeds have been introduced into the ecosystem by ignorance, mismanagement, or accident. Noxious weeds are plants that grow aggressively, multiply quickly without natural controls and display adverse effects through contact or ingestion.
Ladies and gentlemen, you should be very careful how you cook it and how you 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).
NOTE: 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. The experts warn that untreated cases can be fatal, so it’s recommended to fry it or boil it properly before you eat it. Thank you for your time and don’t forget to share.