A simple vegetable loaded with benefits.
Saluyot, also known as jute, is a green leafy vegetable which is glossy, soft and long. It is an affordable source of fiber that is rich in calcium, phosphorus, iron and potassium. A hundred grams of jute holds a generous amount of Vitamin A, thiamine, riboflavin, ascorbic acid. This simple plant really offers a lot of benefits. It is safe to be eaten even by pregnant mothers and those who are sick and in a weak state. Saluyot can survive without much attention and can grow anywhere in warm and tropical countries like the Philippines, to tropical deserts and also to wet forest regions. Ilocanos,
Filipinos who live in the northern part of the Philippines love this vegetable. They simply put it in boiling water together with other vegetables and season with fish sauce then voila! Others may not like this because of its being slimy but it is sure worthy of trying for its high benefits. Saluyot has anti-oxidant substances which is good for reducing wrinkles. It contains beta- carotene too for good eyesight. There are other health benefits that can be derived by eating this vegetable. You can incorporate this with your daily diet to enjoy those benefits and stay healthy. As for me, my father is an Ilocano so I grew up knowing this simple yet beneficial vegetable and I simply love it.