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Saluyot Health Benefits

Posted on November 2, 2014 | 1 Comment on Saluyot Health Benefits

Saluyot, jutes or Corchorus olitorius is an edible leafy vegetable that is widely found Philippines. This plant is so common that it is mistaken as weed in the Philippines. Unknown to many however, saluyot has long been used as food staple since ancient times by Jewish people and Egyptians. It has been grown since 6000 B.C. and accordingly was eaten by Cleopatra for its health and beauty benefits.

Saluyot leaves are very nutritious. It is considered in the top 10 most nutritious green and leafy vegetable in the Philippines. It is rich in calcium for bone strength, iron for proper blood circulation, protein for growth, vitamin A for cell repair and better eye sight, and vitamin C for boosting immune system. It also has thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, folate, and dietary fibers which are all important for helping control blood pressure & cholesterol, and lowers the risk of asthma, cancer, diabetes and heart disease.

Perhaps, the most popular nutritional benefit of Saluyot is its high antioxidant property, primarily in the form of Vitamin E, which help slows down the aches and pains associated with aging, hold infertility at bay, and increases stamina. Better than anti aging creams, it nourishes the skin with vitamin E from the inside that provides a natural glow to skin. Moreover, it not only makes skin look younger but it also increases stamina and sexual libido and fertility, which is the true measure of youth. Moreover, dried saluyot leaves can be made into a tea which can cure headaches, dysentery, stomach aches and ulcers.

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  1. Nora Olivar Reply
    16/09/11

    Masarap talaga ang saluyot

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