These nutrients and mineral components have extraordinary restorative consequences for our body, for example, the bringing down of pulse and neural cylinder abandons in pregnant ladies.
Mr Olugbenga Jagun, a nutritionist at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital (UATH), Gwagalada, has said that jute leaf known as Ewedu can avoid malignant growth and coronary infections because of its lavishness in cancer prevention agents and phytochemicals.
Jagun said this in a meeting with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Abuja. The jute leaf is one of the normal African verdant vegetables developed in plant enclosures and ranches for home use.
He said that Dieticians considered it a drug store on your plate because of the various dietary medical advantages. It is a decent wellspring of nutrients and mineral components, for example, calcium, potassium, iron, nutrient C, B, K, Folic corrosive.
These vitamins and mineral elements have a great therapeutic effect on our bodies such as the lowering of blood pressure and neural tube defects in pregnant women. It is rich in both essential and non-essential amino acid, an example is Lysine.
He added that it also helps to prevent constipation due to the presence of fibre in it, making it a natural laxative. Jagun also said the plant could be ideal in the case of obesity because of its almost no-fat and low cholesterol level. The leaf is a good anti-anaemic which prevents anaemia due to the high iron content and also facilitates the production of red blood cells.
Excellent and appropriate food for the elderly because of its calcifying action, that is the supply of calcium, he said. Jagun advised Nigerians to consume the leaf due to its numerous health benefits.
Jute leaf is popularly called Ewedu among the Yoruba, ahingbara in Igbo and Rama in Hausa.