Chukka leaves are medium to large in size and broad, thin, oblong, and arrow-shaped, averaging 6-15 centimeters in length. Chukka leaves look similar to spinach with a smooth texture and dark green surface, but they have thicker and juicer stems. Chukka leaves have a tart, green, and grassy flavor with notes of citrus. Chukka is sharp and slightly astringent due to the high levels of oxalic acid present in the plant, and the younger leaves are less acidic.
Chukka leaves are high in vitamin C, calcium, magnesium, and potassium. They also contain beta-carotene and lutein.