What is Callaloo and does it have any health benefits?
Callaloo is a Green leaved plant similar to Spinach and really packs a super punch of health benefits in relation to its size.
Where it Grows – Callaloo is a plant that grows in the Caribbean and also in other tropical places in the world, but especially Jamaica.
Nutrients – A 1/2 cup of cooked Callaloo leaves contain less than 50 calories, 4 times the amount of calcium found in broccoli and twice the iron. Also contains Vitamin C for boosting up your immune system, B Vitamins for good mood and vitality, and Vitamin A which is a great antioxidant.
Great Protein – Callaloo is full of protein such as arginine, histidine, cystine, leucine, isoleucine and lots more, making it great for building muscle!
Fiber – The fiber in Callaloo helps to prevent constipation and create a good environment for the growth of probiotic bacteria thus boosting your immune system.
Lots of Antioxidants – Callaloo contains lots of powerful antioxidants to boost up your immune system and repair and prevent DNA damage. Also helps to prevent cardiovascular disease, strokes, and cancer.
Must Be Cooked – Callaloo contains toxins that are removed from the plant when cooked… just like some other everyday foods that we eat such as kidney beans.
Jerk Fusion – Make a Vegan Stew of Okra & Callaloo to combine the superior superfoods to give you an incredible boost of vitamins and minerals.
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