Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  186
  • Protein  16 g
  • Carbohydrates  8 g
  • Fat  10 g
  • Cholesterol  47 mg
  • Sodium  235 mg
  • Potassium  428 mg
  • Phosphorus  121 mg
  • Calcium  45 mg
  • Fiber  2.1 g

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 2 meat
  • 2 vegetable, medium potassium

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Kangkong is a tropical plant that grows in water or moist soil throughout Southeast Asia. The leaves are eaten raw or cooked. It is also known as swamp cabbage, water spinach, rau muong or ong choy. One cup of uncooked kangkong contains 175 mg potassium, medium-potassium serving.
  • Substitute watercress or mustard greens if kangkong is unavailable.
  • Tamarind mix is available at Asian grocery stores. Look for Knorr® brand. Limit to 1/2 package to keep sodium and potassium down.

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4 Comments | Average User Rating:
Pepiata323 says:

Can I substitute chicken? Dietitian comment: Yes chicken will work well in this recipe. Protein is about the same.

Aug. 10, 2016, 5:53 PM - Inappropriate review?
lizziet54 says:

can I use calamansi or lemons instead of tamarind mix due to mix has msg in it.also is bok choy acceptable? Dietitian comment: Lemons are an acceptable substitute.

Oct. 31, 2014, 8:42 AM - Inappropriate review?
katram75 says:

I love Sinigang! And I'm so happy to get a kidney-friendly recipe! Thank you, DaVita!

Feb. 16, 2012, 7:06 AM - Inappropriate review?
Letty0917 says:

I really like the sinigang cause that's a favorite filipino dish in my family.

May. 05, 2008, 11:39 AM - Inappropriate review?

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