- Chaya leaves contain substantially greater amounts of nutrients than spinach leaves. The chaya leaf is especially high in protein, crude fiber, calcium, potassium, iron, vitamin C and carotene.
- Chaya out-performs most other green leafy vegetables nutritionally. The leaves are very high in protein, calcium, iron, carotene and A, B and C vitamins. The complimentary amino acids in chaya are well balanced, which is important for those who have a diet low in protein and for children and pregnant or nursing mothers.
- The leaves have also been used traditionally for treatment of a wide variety of ailments including obesity, kidney stones, hemorrhoids, acne, eye problems, and as laxatives and diuretics and to stimulate circulation, improve digestion and strengthen fingernails.
- Like several other plants and leafy vegetables, chaya leaves contain hydrocyanic glycosides, which are toxic compounds, but they are easily destroyed by boiling for 5 minutes.
- It’s a great way to add nutrition into sauces or stews that you are cooking.
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