Amazing Sweet Potato Leaf Juice

Posted By: Margie Babon

 

Purple leaves of sweet potato tops produce purple juice.

 

Cheap yet one of the world’s super foods is sweet potato leaves that are packed with Vitamin A (good for skin care), micro nutrients and fiber.

  • Leaves are more nutritious than the tuber itself which contains more iron, vitamin C, folates, vitamin K and potassium.
  • The green leafy tops contains excellent source of anti-oxidative compounds mainly polyphenolic that is good for cardio-vascular health.
  • A good source of calcium, sodium, magnesium, phosphorous, sulfur, iron and zinc.
  • Sweet potato leaves also have 5.8 percent of your protein needs as well as 10.6 percent of your daily riboflavin and 6 percent of your daily phosphorous intake.
  • Boost the immune system and thus helping to prevent infections and disease.

 

Aside that it is good for the health, sweet potato leaves is also an herbal veggie.

  • Healthy for the blood, if your blood lacks redness, if you have low-blood pressure and if you often lack sleep, make sweet potato your regular dish.
  • Works for Gastro intestinal distress, stomach aches, diarrhea and nausea. Good remedies for constipation and regulates bowel movements
  • If you want to lose weight, the leaves of sweet potato leaves are ideal.
  • Green, purple or red juice can generate your alkalization needs.
  • Treatment for diabetes
  • By drinking juice from sweet potato leaves (raw or boiled) can avoid and cure Dengue fever.

 

How to make juice from sweet potato leaves

These are not wine. Still the juice from sweet potato tops after adding some water, honey and lemon, the purple juice turns into reddish pink.

 

  • Wash thoroughly the leaves
  • Use 1-2cups of water to boil the leaves
  • Boil it for 5-7mins. only
  • Set aside leaves (use it as salad dish)
  • Add some water to the boiled juice (optional)
  • Add lemon or calamansi  (citrus native in Asia)
  •  Put honey, brown sugar or agave nectar to sweeten

 

Sweet potato leaves with so much vitamins and nutrients.

 

When you want it raw: (for therapeutic purposes to get the action of chlorophyll and other goodness for your body)

  • Use any blender which can turn the leaves into pulp.
  • If you use only leaves, it will turn into smoothie and not too hard to drink
  • Filter the blended pulp (to take way the excess fiber which may not feel good in your throat when drinking)
  • Add lemon or calamansi (citrus native in Asia)
  • To sweeten, add brown sugar or honey

 

Deliciously healthy juice from sweet potato leaves.

 

So the next time you will steam sweet potato leaves, don’t throw the boiled liquid. Turn them into juice!

Happy juicing!

 

Source info: Wikipedia, Nutirtion and You, Paul Haider word press and Nutrition Facts

 

 

About the Author

Margie Babon was given a privilege to be a wildlife photographer in 2006 that let her choose to become a vegetarian for seven years now. Has background in film making as a producer and researcher on the plight of Agta-Dumagat documentary film Children of the Mountains that garnered the 2005 Mark Haslam Awardee  in Toronto, Canada. Sharing her passion in photography, drawing & creative writing  is a great opportunity to express her wisdom  beyond academic teaching career of more than five years in College of Architecture and School of Fine Arts.

 

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