Kangkong Benefits, Ipomea aquatica Forsk.

Ipomea aquatica Forsk. Kangkong

“Kangkong,” according to Marañon, is an excellent source of iron and good source of calcium. Hermano and Sepulveda says that it is a good source of vitamins B and G, and an excellent source of vitamin C. the leaves are also eaten by “gurami” fish, and by pigs. Read records that the plant contains protein 1.6 per cent, fat 0.2 per cent, and vitamins C3 and B2.

Kangkong tops are mildly laxative. It contains an insulin like substance that can be used as a cure for diabetes melitus. Juice is employed as an emetic in cases of arsenical or opium poisoning. Dried latex  is nearly equal to scammony in purgative efficiency.  It can also be used  poultice in cases of fever with delirium, and apply the buds to ringworm.

Nutritive Value per 100 gram of Kangkong


Water                           90.2 g
Protein                        3.0 g
Fat                                0.3 g
Carbohydrates         5.0 g
Fiber                            1.0 g
Ash                               1.6 g
Ca                                  81.0 mg
Mg                                 52.0 mg
Fe                                  3.3 mg
Pro Vitamin A         4000-10000 IU
Vitamin C                  30.0 – 130.0 mg
Energy Value          134.0 kJ

nutrient value by: da-mimaropa

potato vine kangkong

5 Replies to “Kangkong Benefits, Ipomea aquatica Forsk.”

  1. Hi may I repost the nutritional information of Kangkong in my article for my personal blog get10from jes.wordpress.com? I like your simple presentation and found it easy to follow.Thanks, Happy blogging.Jesiree

  2. i loved kangkong, esp saute w/bagoong, soy sauce, oyster sauce or fish sauce, i can take it alone without rice or fishs,,,esp if cook w/lots of garlic….try it

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