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Corchorus Olitorius Molokeyhia Nalta Tossa Jute Jews Mallow Seeds
Packet of 100+ seeds!
I will start with the names as this fella has a lot.
Molokeyhia and Molokhia is probably the most common couple, but also Corchorus catharticus, Corchorus decemangularis, Corchorus longicarpus, Corchorus lobatus, Corchorus malchairii, Corchorus quinquelocularis, Food of Kings, Tagabang, Taka, Yaka, Bush okra, Jew’s mallow, Long-fruited jute, Red jute, pasau, saluyot, Lif khaysha, Mulukhiyah, Nalta, Nalita, Deshi pat, Corette potagere, Lalo, Lalou, Mauve des Juifs, Melochie, Judenmalve, Langkapseljute, Langkapsel-Jute, Meluchie, Nalta-Jute, Korchoros, Korkoros, Janascha kashto, Jūtan, Mitha paat, Patsan, Paat, Patta, Tosha paat, Corcoro ortense, Corcoro siliquoso, corete potagere, jute potager, gute malevaceo, Malva dei giardini, Spinaci degli Ebrei, Nagamitsunaso, Taiwantsunaso, Taiwan tsunaso, Meetha pat, Tosha pat, Chang shuo huang ma, Shan ma, Almindelig, Juteplante, Juteplant, Pikaviljaline, Dzuut, Chanvre du Bengale, Corete potagere, Juta, Juta-tossa, Dzhut dlinnoplodnyi, Dzhut tossa, Krasnyj dzhut, Yute, Yute de fruto alargado, Fak yao, Krachao, Po krachao, Kırmızı jut, Muluhia, Rau day, Chang shuo huang ma, and of course Jute, as in the rope or fiber this plant produces.
It is a commercial fiber crop in many parts of the world still today, but even more often it is used as a vegetable. Incredibly nutritious and tasty, it has a mucilaginous texture when eaten raw due to the the high levels of polysaccharide, and we mostly use it like that in salads or just as is when cruising around the garden.
I found a study that shows that just 100 g of leaves yielded 43-58 calories, 80.4-84.1 g water, 4.5-5.6 g protein, 0.3 g fat, 7.6-12.4 g carbohydrate, 1.7-2.0 g fiber.
It is also a great source of iron, calcium, phosphorus, Vitamins A, B and C along with nearly all essential amino acids and minerals.
Studies show that methanol extracts of the seeds provide a strong broad spectrum of antibacterial effect and the leaf extract showed high potency against E coli.
This supports the traditional use by patients recovering from dysentery to restore the appetite, improve strength and vigor.
The leaves mildly diuretic in large amounts and are used as a traditional medicine in cases of chronic cystitis, gonorrhea, and dysuria.
Modern studies show an anti-obesity effect of polyphenolic compounds from molokheiya leaves. The effect was associated with a reduction in oxidative stress and enhancement of B-oxidation in the liver. The results suggest the consumption of the leaves may be beneficial for preventing diet-induced obesity.
Easy to grow and very hardy, even considered a weed in some areas which I find a bit baffling. How can it be a weed of crops, when it more useful than the majority of commercial crops currently grown?
Great in a salad, soup, stew, whatever really. Even good straight off the plant as is, and the fiber from the central stem can be used to make all sorts of stuff.
Everything from paper to cloth and rope.
Bloody great plant for the collection this one!
Grown by me and the Mrs organically, no chems, no nasties, no problems!!!