Ulam Raja & Goji Berries Raw Salad

ULAM RAJA – The King’s Salad

EDIBLE ULAM RAJA FLOWER IN PINK

Macro view – A beautiful delicate and edible ulam raja flower

Ulam raja, literally meaning “the King’s salad“. Ulam, is actually a Malay word used to describe a preparation that combines food, medicine and beauty is the widely popular Malay herbal salad. And Raja means King. So, as most of people will translate ULAM RAJA directly to “the King’s salad”!

As a Malaysian delight, it is served throughout the country from major hotels for tourists to buffet lunches or dinners for the locals. When I traveled to Indonesia, I also found that Ulam Raja also in their menu!

Botanically, Ulam Raja is known as Cosmos Caudatus. It produces dainty, attractive pink flowers when mature. (see photos below) Although Ulam Raja is always served as raw veggie, but sometimes also cooked and mixed with coconut sauce and chillies. In Malaysia, Malay is one of the ethnic who love to eat raw veggie salad, they called this ULAM.

Ulam Raja is considered as herbal plant

Do you know that Ulam Raja is very good for health?

Researches found that it has anti-fungal and anti-bacterial effects, because it is famous with its outstanding antioxidant benefit. Malay people believe that this herb is good for health and contains anti-aging properties and remain youthful and improve your skin complexion and also tones up our blood circulation, strengthens our muscles and bones and promotes fresh breath.

Ulam raja is a very good source of natural antioxidants and rich in minerals such as calcium, phosphorous, iron, magnesium and potassium. It also has a relatively high vitamin content (especially vitamins B1, B2 and C).

 This plant is actually easy to grow! Plants self seed easily and can quickly become a weed in my garden.

Ulam Raja Tree in my garden

The Ulam Raja trees can grow up to 5m (in my Garden) !!

 

lUlam Raja Tree

4-5 m tall Ulam Raja Tree grown in my garden yard reaching the sky with so many awesome Pink flowers

 

Ulam Raja Flower Veganlogy

Clearer view of Ulam raja flower

 

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A beautiful delicate and edible ulam raja flower

 

Beautiful Ulam Raja flower in my ice cube !

 

wild ginseng

my garden yard Organic wild ginseng

 

edible wild ginseng flower

organic edible wild ginseng flower

 

Ulam Raja & Goji Berries Raw Salad

Easy RAW Salad - Pear, Ulam Raja and Goji Berries veganlogy

By Bernice Shak Published: July 7, 2012

  • Yield: 1 plate (1-2 Servings)
  • Prep: 10 mins

Ulam Raja Raw, Natural and healthy Herbal Salad

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Wash all the veggies and flowers.
  2. Prepare a salad bowl decorate the pear and all veggie ingredients above
    Pear, Ulam Raja and Goji Berries RAW Salad by veganlogy
  3. Toss all well with Chili dressing. That's it, healthy raw salad!
    Easy RAW Salad - Pear, Ulam Raja and Goji Berries veganlogy

Have you try Persimmon Fruit and Ulam Raja RAW SALAD?

or Wild Ginseng Salad ?

or Raw Herb Rice (Nasi Ulam)

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    Updated (30/7/2012) with Ulam Raja’s benefits that you never know!Tasty raw veggie salad with its wonderful benefit of antioxidant!

  • Ben

    Does anyone have any idea what is the botanical name of the “edible wild ginseng flower” depicted above? Would be really helpful!

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      hi.Ben ! The botanical name of the wild ginseng is ~ ~ Talium paniculatum ~

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