Saluyot is a popular vegetable in the Ilocos region in the northern part of the island of Luzon. Ferdinand Marcos, an Ilocano native, mentioned saluyot as one of his favorite vegetables.
It is part of the jute family of plants and has been called Nalta jute.
dahon ng saluyot
The leaves, though known primarily as a nutritious food source among poor Filipinos, have been considered in the mass production of textile fibers.