Alugbati (Basella alba L. Family Basellaceae) refers to a leafy green vegetables from the Philippines.Its leaves are prepared in the Philiipines as salad and for other food preparation as nutritive vegetable .
Alugbati is called by other names: Alugbati (Bisaya); Alugbati, libato, grana (Tagalog); Ilaibakir (Ilokano); Arogbati (Bicol); Dundula, , Grana, Dundul, Malabor, nightshade, vine spinach and Malabar Spinach (English)
Alugbati is also found in other Asian countries and in Africa.It can be used as a substitute for spinach and lettuce and other leafy vegetable used in the Philiipines, like the swamp cabbage (Kangkong ) and leaves of sweet potato (Talbos ng Kamote)
Alugbati also spelled Alogbati is one the green leafy vegetables in the Philippines. This leafy vegetable has a distinct feature and easily recognizable, they have violet stalks. Alugbati is Ceylon Spinach, Philippine Spinach or Malabar Nighshade in English