Organic Sweet Potato Leaf 200g Thailand
Certification: Certified organic by TAS
Highlights: Although sweet potatoes (Ipomea batatas) are primarily grown for their sweet tubers, their tender young leaves are also delicious and very nutritious. Organic sweet potato leaves are one of our range of Asian leafy greens and are traditionally used locally to enhance soups and stir-fried dishes.
Valued for their carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin which help protect against age-related macular degeneration, they are also a useful source of vitamin K which helps calcium maintenance and reduces the risk of osteoporosis and the incidence of post menopausal fractures.
As well as being rich in carotenoid antioxidants the leaves also contain anti-mutagenic compounds which slow the rate of mutation of cancer cells. Organic sweet potato leaves have high polyphenol content of caffeic acid and di & tricaffeoylquinic acids which have been observed to depress human cancer proliferation in leukaemia, stomach cancer and colon cancer.
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