Eating Sayote Can Give You These Many Nutrients

In the Philippines, Sayote is known to have least market value. One of the reasons why is because sayote has a bland taste and also it has a LOT of health benefits. It is also popular ingredient for the dish "ginisang sayote" and the delicious dish  "Chicken Tinola/ Tonalang Manok"

Health benefits of sayote:

* Great source of Amino Acids and Vitamin C - According to a report, the seed consists of amino acids so it isn't suggested that to throw them it would be a waste.

* The plant and most of its parts are edible – Almost all parts of the Sayote can be eaten from its fruits, roots, stems, shoots, and leaves.

* Very affordable – Sayote's are very cheap and is always affordable since it supplies are always high.

* Treats and prevents particular illnesses – Its fruits and shoots contain diuretic, cardiovascular and anti-inflammatory properties which help in preventing some illness and also treat some illness.

* Can be eaten raw – Eating raw may not be common in the Philippines but in other countries, the raw of it is used as ingredients in their salad.

* Easily grows – Growing the plant does not need much attention as long as you give it fertilizer and water and planted in a place with a temperature and soil conducive to its growth.

* Help lose weight – It is because Sayote is low in calories.

* Anti-Cancer –  Sayote is rich in Vitamin C.

* Strengthens bone – Sayote is also rich in Vitamin K that strengthens bones and teeth.

* Improves brain health – Eating it daily helps enhance brain memory and its function.

Chayote, fruit, raw

Nutritional Value

Nutritional value        per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy                       80 kJ     (19 kcal)
Carbohydrates            4.51 g
Sugars                        1.66 g
Dietary fiber              1.7 g
Fat                              0.13 g
Protein                        0.82 g
Thiamine                    0.025 mg  (B1) (2%)
Riboflavin                  0.029 mg  (B2) (2%)
Niacin                         0.47 mg   (B3) (3%)
Pantothenic acid         0.249 mg  (B5) (5%)
Vitamin                       0.076 mg  (B6) (6%)
Folate                          93 μg        (B9) (23%)
Vitamin C                 7.7 mg                 (9%)
Vitamin E                 0.12 mg               (1%)
Vitamin K                 4.1 μg                  (4%)
Calcium                       17 mg                  (2%)
Iron                             0.34 mg               (3%)
Magnesium                 12 mg                  (3%)
Phosphorus                18 mg                  (3%)
Potassium                    125 mg                (3%)
Zinc                             0.74 mg               (8%)


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Source: philnews

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