A widely grown plant in the Philippines, malunggay is a plant with the scientific name Moringa oleifera. It is simply called “moringa” by English speakers.
Moringa is a tree known as sajina in South Asian countries like India. In English, it is sometimes referred to as horseradish tree or horseradish plant, although it’s a different species from the horseradish that Westerners know. The tree grows fast and survives well in drought conditions.
Saluyot is a leafy vegetable from the plant whose scientific genus name is Corchorus. It is part of the jute family of plants and has been called Nalta jute in English.
A popular vegetable particularly in the Ilocos region in the northern part of the island of Luzon, saluyot was even named by the former Philippine president Ferdinand Marcos, an Ilocano native, as one of his favorite vegetables.