Check Out Health Benefits You Derive From Ewedu

Written by Gloria Irabor

Do you know that jute leaf, also known as ‘Ewedu’ can prevent cancer and coronary diseases? This is because it is very rich in antioxidants and phytochemicals.

This leaf is called “Ewedu in Yoruba language, Ahingbara in Igbo and Rama in Hausa.”


Ewedu is one of the common African leafy vegetables cultivated in home gardens and farms for home use. Dieticians call this leaf “pharmacy on your plate” as a result of it’s numerous health benefits.

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Ewedu is rich in vitamins and mineral elements such as calcium, potassium, iron, vitamin C, B, K, Folic acid. These elements help to lower the the blood pressure and neural tube defects in pregnant women.

This vegetable also helps to prevent constipation due to the presence of fibre in it, making it a natural laxative. Also, if you are battling with obesity, ewedu is ideal for you because it contains very low cholesterol.

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Ewedu has high iron content, therefore it facilitates the production of red blood cells, and combats anaemia in the process.

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Gloria Irabor

I love to be engrossed in a world of creativity and I detest injustice. I can analyse almost anything but most of all I try to get better in everything I do.

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