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Matembele is the Lingala word for sweet potato leaves. It’s found in many local gardens and is enjoyed daily by Congolese families across the nation.
For starters, the leaves are an excellent source of antioxidants and contain high levels of vitamin A and C, as well as riboflavin, thiamin, folic acid and niacin. Sweet potato vine leaves also provide impressive amounts of fiber, along with calcium, magnesium, manganese, zinc, copper, potassium and iron.