Jamaican Tinned Callaloo 540g



Product Information

Tropical Sun Callaloo

Callaloo is leafy vegetable that nourishes the Caribbean on a daily basis, callaloo is cooked in countless different ways and is a main ingredient in West Indian pepperpot soup. 
Ingredients: Callaloo (75%), Water, Salt. 

Typical Values As Sold 100g Provides:  
Energy 16kcal  
Fat 0g  
Carbohydrates 3g  
Sugar 1g  
Protein 1g  
Salt 0.64g  
Store in a cool, dry place.

Package Information
Comes in a plastic container

Here are some common ways Callaloo is used:

  1. Cooking: Callaloo is often cooked and used as a main ingredient in various dishes such as soups, stews, and curries. It adds a unique flavor and a vibrant green color to these preparations.

  2. Side Dish: It can be sautéed or steamed as a simple side dish and seasoned with spices, garlic, onions, or peppers to complement the main course.

  3. Smoothies: Blending Callaloo leaves into smoothies can provide a nutritious boost. It pairs well with fruits, vegetables, and other greens to create refreshing and healthy beverages.

  4. Salads: Callaloo leaves can be used as a base for salads or added as a nutritious ingredient, providing a fresh and slightly earthy taste to the overall salad.

  5. Wraps and Rolls: Large Callaloo leaves can be used as a wrap or roll to hold fillings such as rice, beans, or seasoned meats, creating a delicious and nutritious handheld meal.

  6. Stir-fries: Callaloo can be stir-fried with other vegetables, meats, or seafood, incorporating its flavors into a variety of dishes.

  7. Baked Goods: Callaloo leaves can be chopped and added to bread, muffins, or fritters, enhancing both the taste and nutritional value of baked goods.

  8. Traditional Dishes: Callaloo is a key ingredient in traditional Caribbean dishes such as Callaloo Soup (a thick and hearty soup), Callaloo and Saltfish (a popular combination of Callaloo and salted cod), and many more regional specialties.


Here's a general guide on how to cook Callaloo:

  1. Prep: Wash the Callaloo leaves thoroughly under cold water to remove any dirt or debris. Trim off any tough stems or veins, and chop the leaves into smaller pieces.

  2. Sauté: Heat some oil (such as olive oil or coconut oil) in a pan over medium heat. Add chopped onions, garlic, and any desired seasonings (like thyme, scotch bonnet peppers, or spices) to the pan. Sauté until the onions become translucent and fragrant.

  3. Add Callaloo: Add the prepared Callaloo leaves to the pan and stir well to combine with the seasoned onions and garlic. Cook for a few minutes until the Callaloo begins to wilt.

  4. Simmer: Reduce the heat to low, cover the pan, and let the Callaloo simmer for about 15-20 minutes, or until the leaves are tender. Stir occasionally to prevent sticking.

  5. Season: Season the cooked Callaloo with salt, pepper, or any additional spices according to taste. You can also squeeze a little lime or lemon juice for added flavor.

  6. Serve: Once the Callaloo is cooked to your desired tenderness, remove it from the heat. It can be served as a side dish alongside rice, beans, or meat, or incorporated into other recipes such as stews, soups, or stir-fries.

Other Information

Callaloo refers to both a leafy green vegetable and a popular dish in Caribbean and African cuisines. The vegetable is also known by various names in different regions, such as "African spinach" or "bhaji" in some places.


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Tropical Sun
540.00 Grams
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