Sweet Potato Leaves
Apart from being tasty, this simple vegetable is packed with nutrition, being the only vegetable with Iodine, a common substance found in seafood. It also contains vitamin A, C and Calcium; In the Philippines, it is widely believed that lactating mothers fed sweet potato tops improve their breast milk production. In fact, it is now a major ingredient of a commercially available food supplement drink in the Philippines. It is also a folk remedy which is used to treat diarrhea and dizziness.
Recipe ideas include using as a green veg in a stir fry simply with garlic and chilli, or adding to african style curry or if you’re brave getting the raw vitamins and using in a green smoothie -yum!
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