Benefits of sweet potato leaves


Sweet potato seedling, also called sweet potato leaves, is the immature stem in the top of sweet potato which is picked artificially to eat. Sweet potato leaves, even called “Queen of Vegetables”, “Vegetable for Longevity” and “Vegetable for Preventing Cancer” in Hong Kong, boast high nutritional value. Test shows that sweet potato leaves are rich in protein, glucose, calcium, phosphorus and other nutrient substances, and all these substances are higher than that in sweet potato tuber. In the thought of Traditional Chinese Medicine, sweet potato leaves not only are neutral in nature, sweet in taste, poison-free, but also have the effects of regulating spleen and stomach, replenishing blood, supplementing qi, promoting body fluid, and relaxing bowel.

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