Church Planting among the Nahuatl

Mystery Green


As I have mentioned before, one of our first culture events here in Chihuahua was attending the Mercado about one block from our home. Now, it has become a weekly outing for us, and we have gotten to be friends with some of the vendors and are able to practice our Spanish in a conversational manner with them, which is fabulous! One couple has even extended an invitation for us to spend a day with them out on their ranch outside the city! Looks like we’ll be going next weekend!!

Not only are we able to practice Spanish, but at the Mercado they have an abundance of amazing fruits and vegetables!! And it is SO inexpensive to purchase what you need for the week. For example a whole watermelon, two cantaloupes and a bag of mangos for about $2.75!! Can’t beat it!!

Another fun part about the Mercado is there is almost always something new and fun to try! For instance, the last few weeks in place of spinach they have been selling another green, I had not idea what it was and passed over it. Finally this week we decided to try it, and guess what…it’s delicious!! Plus it is a fabulous dietary source of Vitamins A and C, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, and several other nutrients.

We’ve decided to share in the excitement with you all, so here’s the challenge…I have posted a few pictures of the mystery green below, and we’d love to hear your educated guesses as to what it is! The first person who comments on this post with the correct answer, will receive a few goodies from Chihuahua!! Okay, ready set go…

What am I?


Author: Liesl Hypki

We are a young couple living in remote Mexico to reach the Nahuatl people for Christ.

3 thoughts on “Mystery Green

  1. Okay, here’s my guess. It looks to me to be related to purslane. We pulled it as a weed when I was growing up, but it is edible according to some sources.

  2. It’s purslane!

  3. Correct Gail! Look for your Chihuahuan surprise in the mail… 🙂

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