Health Benefits of Saluyot, Jute

According to Department of Agriculture, saluyot or jute has the following anti-aging benefits. I’m sure you’re gonna like its benefits. It’s better than any age defying cream.

Jute leaves contain almost all of the nutrients needed by humans. But, the most important benefit  is their high antioxidant property, primarily in the form of Vitamin E. These antioxidants combine with free radicals that cause problems like arthritis, hardening of arteries, heart and kidney ailments.


Among the many benefits, saluyot contains:
• Vitamin A, which aids in repairing the body’s cells and improves eyesight.
• Vitamin C or ascorbic acid, which improves blood circulation and helps lower the risk of cataracts and other eye disorders
• Vitamin E, which slows down the aches and pains associated with aging, holds infertility at bay and increases stamina
• A high percentage of calcium, which contributes to strong teeth and bones.

Moisture (%) – 80.4 – 84.1
Food energy (cal.) – 43 – 58
Protein (g) – 4.5 – 5.6
Fiber (g) -1.7 – 2.0
Total Carbohydrates (g) – 7.6 – 12.4
Ash (g) – 2.4
Calcium (mg) – 266 – 366
Phosphorus (mg) – 97 – 122
Iron (mg) – 11.6
Sodium (mg) – 12
Potassium (mg) – 444
Vitamin A (I.U.) – 6,390
Thiamine (mg) – 15
Riboflavin (mg) – 28
Niacin (mg) – 1.5
Ascorbic acid (mg) – 95

Update as of May 20, 2012.  My very own saluyot pictures. Taken at my mom’s garden.

young saluyot leavessaluyot stem

45 Replies to “Health Benefits of Saluyot, Jute”

  1. Saluyot and all other green leafy vegetables; including fruit vegetables such as ampalaya, etc. are good to be made as salads; so that the enzymes and food nutrients will not be eliminated. If it would be cooked, it must be half cooked only or just blance for sterilization purposes. It would be not only delicious but, 100% nutritious. Use sea salt, instead of iodized salt which uses chemical iodine which constains carcinogenic enzymes that cause cancer. You may use wild honey or stevia leaves for sweeteners. it doesn’t cause diabetes. don’t use magic sugar or white sugar; because, it contains glucos sugar which causes diabetes.

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  3. You do not even have to plant these once they are growing in your land. They will come back the following year when left to flower, seed, and die down. This is of course if you live in a tropical climate. My favorite saluyot dish is adobong saluyot. Cooked with same ingredients like any adobo dish: vinegar, garlic, fish sauce or salt or bagoong. Eat with steamed rice and grilled fish like bangus, tilapia, dalag, or any fish. Bulanglang: saluyot, bamboo shoots, sitao, eggplant, fish sauce; eaten with steamed rice and fried fish. Those saluyot dishes are also good with meat as well. Go easy with the fish sauce, salt , or bagoong and you have a healthy meal!

  4. I used to see this plant in our yard ! I just though it’s just a grass or weed..My mom told that it’s an herb named Saluyot..We sometimes put it in our tinola..Now that I know the health benefits of it..I’ll plant more of this for my own good..Thanks !

  5. im elsa from cdo, the 4 leaves ( malunggay. saluyot, spinach, chili) blended with honey, apple cider vinegar and apple juice so delicious!

  6. I am need help to germitate seeds of saluyot please say to me how??

    im appreciate to much. thanks. maria
    live of answer to me email please..

  7. Yes,correct,saluyot is really good for the body.For me,saluyot,malunggay,and lemon grass wow,sarap,I like it…whew…Try it! somewhat like lao-oy put a little salt.It gives me more energy.

  8. It was my first time blend a while ago saluyot together with ripe papaya three pcs. of ripe banana and little sugar. it really tasted good. after reading this page and learned its benefits i think i’m gonna do it regularly. thanks for the info.

  9. thanks for the info about saluyot. My family and I really love to eat saluyot since my childhood upto now without knowing the healthy benefits that we can get from it. We cook it fresh with talbos ng camote. The best ang sarap, healthy pa!

  10. saluyot here is very abundant in our farm, when we plant mais we must removed the jute bcus they effect the growing corn or else we feEd it in our pig

  11. you can try also saluyot ,dahon ng sili,malunggay,oregano and talbos ng kamote, blend it all together with calamansi juice and honey base on your taste.Best if serve cold.I called it gulay juice.Perfect nawala lahat ng nararamdaman kong discomfort angd illness.

    1. Hello! May I ask the exact recipe of your gulay juice…please. I would like to let my parents try this and my loved ones…and will try it too

  12. try saluyot shake !!! two bundles of saluyot ( ten pesos in any public market ) three pcs of ripe saba, half spoon of cinnamon powder, 500 ml to 1 liter of water, blended all together, you may add ginger or celery as you like, experement it with cacao powder, goji berry or any kind of sweet fruit, enjoy it with your regular breakfast or snacks, cold or not !!!

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    1. you can make it also as salad with pipino,carrots,tomato with calamansi mixed with honey, iodized salt and black pepper as dressing.This is always my dinner.If you want a tasty juice of saluyot,malunggay,talbos ng kamote and dahon ng sili,you can use pineapple juice or calamansi juice with honey instead of sugar as a mixture,great taste and healthier.

  14. subrang dami ng saluyot sa ilocos region and also sa central luzon… thanks sa information about this herbs…

  15. I’m a retired Horticulturist from Australia, although I have worked in Singapore, but now Live in Calinan, Davao City Philippines. I still have my love of plants,This is especially nice cooked with chilly n onions, and eaten with rice and fried fish. Of course with splashing of chilly, Calamansie and soy sauce. thanks for more info on this plant !!

    1. Good afternoon Mr. Rik On,
      I live in Sacramento, California. Actually I planted some saluyot stems–the mature stems–just trim the bottom part of it and stick it on the ground and water–keep it moist. And now I have alot of saluyot seeds from 2011. I planted some of my old seeds this summer and they came out very well. I have been eating them this summer. Happy gardening. Good Luck

  16. i am working in arab people… Here in Saudi Arabia jute is very popular and one of their traditional dish is the jute soup (they called it molokeya) the leaves is chop very fine as almost bcome sticky paste in texture… It is cook in a chicken or beef broth with a little cardamom seed and small cinamon and a fried garlic with
    Coriander pwder…perfect match with rice and meat or chicken grilled…
    On my first month of work I really feel sick of this kind of food…coz really I cant take to look at the slimy liquid that look like a pleghm…but oneday i dare to taste this soup, coz of my boss teasing me…when i tried, i am surprised coz really it so delicious… And from that time i tasted jute soup, i learned how 2 cook it and even in philippines i cooked this kind of soup…and my family love it too….


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