saluyot leaves

Saluyot is a leafy vegetable from the plant whose scientific genus name is Corchorus. It is part of the jute family of plants and has been called Nalta jute in English.

A popular vegetable particularly in the Ilocos region in the northern part of the island of Luzon, saluyot was even named by the former Philippine president Ferdinand Marcos, an Ilocano native, as one of his favorite vegetables.

dahon ng saluyot
jute leaves

The dark-green leaves, though known primarily as a nutritious food source among poor Filipinos, have been considered in the mass production of textile fibers.

Other appellations: tugabang, jute mallow