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JUTE GREEN HEALTH BENEFITS AND MINERALS

Posted in GREEN LEAVES VEGETABLES HEALTH BENEFITS AND MINERALS

Name                          :           Jute

Scientific Name      :           Corchorus olitorius

HEALTH BENEFITS:

Jute is an annual herbaceous plant that grows in warm, humid climates along with sufficient water. Even though it is lightly bitter in taste jute leaves have higher nutritional value due to which it is found used throughout the world to deal with various health related problems. Listed below are some of the popular health benefits we gain by consuming jute leaves regularly

1. Internal Bleeding

Jute plant consists of considerable amount of Vitamin K which is helpful in reducing the threat of bleeding in the liver, poor nutrient absorption, jaundice or the combination of long term use of antibiotics or aspirin. Some of the problems related with the gastrointestinal system due to a decrease of this vitamin include colitis, obstructions, sprue and Crohn’s disease. All these problems are due to a reduced content of Vitamin K.

2. Protects Eye Health

Poor diet or nutrient deficiencies are the fundamental reasons of numerous eye diseases. Research has proven that taking vitamin B6 together with other vitamins, like folate, can help with the prevention of eye disorders and loss of vision. Jute plant consists of 0.496 mg Vitamin B6 which is 38.15% of the daily recommended value. Regular consumption of Jute plant is believed to help slow the start of certain eye diseases, including age-related macular degeneration.

3. Restless Leg Syndrome

Iron deficiency is one of the main causes of the restless leg syndrome. Low levels of iron within the blood are a main reason of the condition, so proper intake of iron supplements in necessary as per doctor’s recommendations can cure this problem. Regular consumption of Jute plant helps to get rid of this problem because Jute plant consists of 2.73 mg of Iron which is 34.13% of the daily recommended value. Muscle spasms are also one of the main symptoms of iron deficiency.

4. Supports Skin Health and Cell Growth

Vitamin A is essential for wound healing as well as skin re-growth. It is required to support all of the epithelial (skin) cells both internally and externally and is a powerful aid in fighting skin cancer. Jute plant consists of ample amount of vitamin A which is essential for better skin health and cell growth.

A deficiency of vitamin A can result in a poor complexion, as indicated by research that prove that vitamin A can fight acne and improve overall skin health. Vitamin A helps to keeps the lines and wrinkles in your skin away by producing more collagen, which is liable for keeping the skin looking young. Vitamin A can also contribute to healthy hair too.

5. Fights off Colds and Flu

Jute plant consists of Vitamin C which is extremely beneficial for immune system and plays an important role in the body’s ability to fight off colds and viruses. You can take 1000 mg of Vitamin C to fight off an oncoming cold and 4000 mg per day to get rid of a cold which is previously in your system.

Vitamin C when taken during colds and flu can help to decrease the risk of developing further complications, like pneumonia and lung infections.

6. Reduces Cholesterol

Several research studies have shown that copper help to reduce the levels of “bad” cholesterol (LDL cholesterol) and help to increase beneficial cholesterol (HDL cholesterol). Jute plant consists of 0.222 mg of copper which is 24.67% of the daily recommended value. This helps to lowers the chances of cardiovascular diseases like atherosclerosis, heart attacks, and strokes.

7. Cancer

Vitamin B9 present in Jute is considered to be an essential component for reducing the occurrence of cancer in the human body. It helps eliminate the likelihoods of cancer in various forms, including colon cancer, cervical cancer and lung cancer. Thus, it is recommended by doctors to include this vitamin in sufficient amounts in your daily diet plan. Jute plant consists of 90 µg of vitamin B9 which is 22.50% of the daily recommended value.

8. Maintains Healthy Teeth and Gums

Calcium helps to protect your teeth by keeping the jaw bone strong and robust throughout your life, which in turn ensures tight fitting teeth where bacteria cannot grow well. Therefore, before your teeth and gums start giving you any trouble, be sure to maintain a calcium rich diet. Sufficient amount of calcium can be obtained by the regular consumption of Jute plant which consists of 184 mg of calcium which is 18.40% of the daily recommended value. Calcium intake should be high, particularly at young ages, so that kids naturally grow up with strong teeth.

9. Prevents Asthma

People who are suffering from chronic asthma may be able to normalize their breathing with the help of magnesium supplements which aid in relaxing the bronchial muscles and regulating breathing. Jute plant consists of sufficient amount of magnesium that is required for the body. Therefore frequent consumption is recommended to normalize the asthma problems. Even wheezing and breathlessness can be relieved through administration of intravenous magnesium.

10. Protects Healthy Hair and Skin

Vitamin B2 also known as riboflavin plays an important role in maintaining collagen levels, which helps to makes up healthy skin and hair. Collagen is required to maintain the youthful structure of skin and to prevent fine lines and wrinkles, thus a riboflavin deficiency can make us look aged earlier. Some research recommends that riboflavin can decrease the time needed for wound healing, can decrease skin inflammation and cracked lips, and can help naturally slow signs of aging.

MINERALS:

Serving Size: 1 Cup, 28 g                                                        

 

Calories 10 Kcal

Calories from Fat 0.63 Kcal

PROXIMITY

AMOUNT

% DV

Water

24.56 g

N/D

Energy

10 Kcal

N/D

Energy

40 kJ

N/D

Protein

1.3 g

2.60%

Total Fat (lipid)

0.07 g

0.20%

Ash

0.44 g

N/D

Carbohydrate

1.62 g

1.25%

MINERALS

Calcium, Ca

58 mg

5.80%

Iron, Fe

1.33 mg

16.63%

Magnesium, Mg

18 mg

4.29%

Phosphorus, P

23 mg

3.29%

Potassium, K

157 mg

3.34%

Sodium, Na

2 mg

0.13%

Zinc, Zn

0.22 mg

2.00%

Copper, Cu

0.071 mg

7.89%

Manganese, Mn

0.034 mg

1.48%

Selenium, Se

0.3 µg

0.55%

VITAMINS

WATER SOLUBLE VITAMINS

Vitamin B1 (Thiamin)

0.037 mg

3.08%

Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)

0.153 mg

11.77%

Vitamin B3 (Niacin)

0.353 mg

2.21%

Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic acid)

0.02 mg

0.40%

Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)

0.168 mg

12.92%

Vitamin B9 (Folate)

34 µg

8.50%

Folic Acid

0 µg

N/D

Folate, food

34 µg

N/D

Folate, DEF

34 µg

N/D

Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid)

10.4 mg

11.56%

FAT SOLUBLE VITAMINS

Vitamin A, RAE

78 µg

11.14%

Vitamin A, IU

1557 IU

 

Lipids

 

 

Fatty acids, total saturated

0.011 g

N/D

Caprylic acid 8:00 (octanoic acid)

0.002 g

N/D

Palmitic acid 16:00 (Hexadecanoic acid)

0.008 g

N/D

Fatty acids, total monounsaturated

0.005 g

N/D

Palmitoleic acid 16:1 (hexadecenoic acid)

0.001 g

N/D

Oleic acid 18:1 (octadecenoic acid)

0.004 g

N/D

Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated

0.034 g

N/D

Linoleic acid 18:2 (octadecadienoic acid)

0.033 g

N/D

Linolenic acid 18:3 (Octadecatrienoic acid)

0.001 g

N/D

AMINO ACIDS

Tryptophan

0.008 g

1.82%

Threonine

0.046 g

2.61%

Isoleucine

0.062 g

3.71%

Leucine

0.109 g

2.95%

Lysine

0.061 g

1.82%

Methionine

0.018 g

N/D

Cystine

0.011 g

N/D

Phenylalanine

0.059 g

N/D

Tyrosine

0.041 g

N/D

Valine

0.069 g

3.27%

Arginine

0.069 g

N/D

Histidine

0.031 g

2.52%

Alanine

0.072 g

N/D

Aspartic acid

0.159 g

N/D

Glutamic acid

0.138 g

N/D

Glycine

0.06 g

N/D

Proline

0.069 g

N/D

Serine

0.051 g

N/D*Above

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