Botanical Family: Amaranthaceae
Botanical Name: Amaranthus gangeticus
Common Names: Bayam, Yin-Choi, Chinese Spinach
Amaranthus, also widely known as Bayam or Yin-Choi, is often regarded as the best of all the tropical spinaches in terms of food value and flavour. It is believe to have double the amount of iron and contains considerable amounts of vitamins A, B and C compared to the Western type spinach.