First Vita Plus products are packed with 5 amazing vegetables to help you meet your daily requirements of vitamins, minerals, micro-nutrients, antioxidants and immunity enhancing phytochemicals.
Scientific Name: Moringa oleifera
It is commonly known as the horseradish tree or “Malunggay” in the Philippines. It is a powerhouse of nutritional value—the leaves are rich in minerals like calcium, potassium, zinc, magnesium, iron and copper. Vitamins like beta-carotene of vitamin A, vitamin B such as folic acid, pyridoxine and nicotinic acid, vitamin C, D and E are also present.
Moringa is planted throughout the Philippines in settled areas at low and medium altitudes. It is well known as the ‘Miracle Tree’ as it gives a lot of amazing health benefits to the body.
It contains more Vitamin A than carrots, more Vitamin C than oranges, more calcium than milk, more potassium than bananas, and more iron than spinach.
Scientific name: Capsicum frutescens
Chili pepper leaves or commonly known as “Dahon ng Sili” is used as a vegetable and is a popular condiment. It is found throughout the Philippines plated here and there about dwellings but also thoroughly established in open and waste places in settled areas.
Scientific name: Corchorus olitorius
Jute leaves or commonly known as Saluyot in the Philippines is rich in Vitamin C, beta carotene, iron, calcium, and dietary fiber. It is ever-present on clearings, farms, and waste places in the aforementioned country.
This is known as a natural colon cleanser and an effective toxin remover—a potent purgative, diuretic, and carminative. The leaves are also very rich in phytochemicals that help prevent cancer. It may also be a remedy for aches, and pectoral pains.
Scientific name: Amaranthus spinosus
It is also known as pigweeds or Philippine local spinach which can be found throughout its lowlands and places in low altitudes.
Scientific name: Ipomoea batatas
Sweet Potato Leaves or usually called “Talbos ng Kamote” in Tagalog, is a warm season crop extensively cultivated in the Philippines. It can easily be planted any time of the year and is propagated from stem cuttings. The leafy tops are eaten as vegetables and when crushed are applied to boils and acne. s sss