A vegetable popular in cooking in many provinces commonly known as “Saluyot” or “chorchorus”, it is a herbal plant native to the Philippines.
The herb may come in green and red is becoming a popular herbal remedy for many di$eases like diabetes and asthma.
Studies on the consumption of the plant show that saluyot is good for the skin, as it can reduce wrinkles, slows down aging and makes the skin look younger and feel softer and smoother.
Aside from the things mentioned above saluyot is also good for the eyes, good for the bones and blood, has anti-inflammatory properties, can cure chronic inflation of the urinary bladder, it can also strengthen the immune system, it can lower the blood pressure and cholesterol, it can also promote better functions of the heart and liver. Not to mention that saluyot is also good for the lactating mother’s as it encourages more milk production.
For the skeptics out there, the said benefits of eating saluyot are not based on hearsay. The DOST came up with the nutritional facts of cooked saluyot per half cup.
It contains 1.30 grams of protein, 87.3 milligrams of Calcium for bone development, 22.5 milligrams of Phosphorus, 1.0 milligrams of Iron for the blood, 1334 micrograms of beta-carotene for better eyesight, 0.02 milligrams of Thiamine, 0.04 of Riboflavin, 0.30 milligrams of Niacin, 10 milligrams of Ascorbic Acid for the immune system, 0.30 grams of Fat, 3.1 grams of carbohydrates, 0.40 grams of Fiber, and 222 micrograms of Vitamin A. Saluyot contains a great deal of essential vitamins and minerals, and eating it also entails a great deal of health benefits.