saluyot

Jute (saluyot) leaves have anti-aging benefits, it contain almost all of the nutrients needed by humans, it is also high in antioxidant, and used as a food source in many parts of the world.

Corchorus olitorius (Jute) is an excellent source of β-carotene, vitamin C  for smooth, clear skin, strong immune cells, and fast wound-healing, vitamin C also improves blood circulation and helps lower the risk of cataracts and other eye disorders. and some mineral elements such as iron for healthy red blood cells, calcium for strong bones and teeth.

Cooked vs sun-dried Jute leaves

Studies have shown that  β-carotene concentration increased in the cooked Jute leaves, while its concentration was reduced in sun-dried leaves. However, cooking exceeding 5 minutes led to significant reduction in β-carotene concentration in the vegetables. Mineral elements (Fe, Cu, Mg, Na and K) in the Jute decreased significantly with cooking, whereas sun drying had no significant effect on the mineral concentrations.

 Jute leaves

 

Jute leaves

Jute leaves

Jute leaves