Alugbati In English: Tagalog-English Translation Of “Alugbati”

What Is The English Of Alugbati? (Answers)

ALUGBATI IN ENGLISH – There are several Filipino words that do not have a direct translation in English, that’s why we need context to fully translate them.

Alugbati In English: Tagalog-English Translation Of "Alugbati"

In this article, we are going to take a look at the Tagalog word “Alugbati” and its translation in English.

Its Scientific name is Basella alba. It is called the “Malabar spinach in English.

This particular plant grows fast and has soft stems that could reach up to 33 feet in length (10 meters). In addition, it is also rich in soluble fiber that helps digestion.

Along with this, it also contains Saponins which act as phytochemicals that could fight off cancer. Not only that, but the alugbati is also a good source of antioxidants.

It also includes the following nutrients:

  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin C
  • Iron
  • Calcium

You could add this plant in smoothies, vegetable dishes, soups, and several other homemade meals.

According to an article from Healthy Eating, it also aids in eye health. The antioxidants block blue light from reaching the deep layers of the retina and protect against macular degeneration. 

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