Ewedu, known as jute leaf and scientifically known as Corchorus olitorius is found in the tropic and subtropical region of the world like Africa and is one of the major vegetables in Nigeria. It is especially popular among the Yoruba-speaking people of Southwestern Nigeria, among whom it constitutes a major soup. It is often consumed alone or combined with another special delicacy of the Yoruba people known as Gbegiri, with the combination of the two traditionally called "abula". It is usually served with popular local swallow or morsel-like foods such as amala, eba, fufu, semo, and tuwo.
Photo Illustration Of Ewedu Soup
When prepared by a pro, ewedu soup can be similar to okra soup due to its viscosity and it can be quite delicious and savoury. But apart from its delicious and savoury taste, ewedu soup also possesses certain nutritional and health qualities, not least its antioxidant properties which make it a healthy food through and through. These health benefits of ewedu soup, especially for those who often use it to consume their swallow foods would be our focus in this article. Below are some of the beneficial effects ewedu can have on the body:
1. Improved Digestion
The consumption of ewedu soup can help bring about an improved digestion process within the body due to its high fibre content, which can have positive effects on the gastrointestinal tract by preventing constipation, bulk up stool and reduce indigestion.
2. Improved Sleep Quality
Getting quality sleep is a must if good health is to be maintained, and fortunately, consumption of ewedu soup can help enhance it due to the presence of magnesium in jute leaves. Magnesium promotes the synthesis of hormones that relax body nerves.
3. Weight Loss
For people who desire to lose weight, ewedu can also come in handy as its consumption is linked to weight loss, thanks to its fibre content, as well as other essential nutrients such as omega-3 fatty acids, Vitamins B, magnesium and zinc, which all help promote weight loss.
4. Improved Bone And Teeth Health
Jute leaf also contains calcium, the chief mineral required for strengthening bone and teeth. But apart from calcium, ewedu also contains phosphorus, another bone and teeth-friendly mineral which helps to maintain bone density.
5. Improved Cell Growth And Skin Health
The consumption of ewedu soup can also be beneficial to the growth of body cells, as well as the improvement of skin health. Its consumption is linked to the prevention of skin conditions such as acne, lines, and wrinkles.
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