Luau leaf is also known as kalo leaf, and taro leaf. Its scientific name is Colocasia esculenta. This plant has been a staple food source for Hawaiian and polynesian cultures. This plant grows in a lo`i (think of a rice patty). There are also dry land kalo which doesn't require the constant moving water supply to grow.
The entire kalo plant contains calcium oxalate which forms sicle shapes crystalline structures. These structures are toxic unless broken down thoroughly with heat. Cooking Luau leaves break down this crystalline structure and make it innate and edible.
Luau leaves contain high amounts of vitamin C which is a powerful antioxidant and vitiman A. Other key amino acids found in this super food include omega, folate, and threonine. This combination of valuable nutrients give our body what it needs to build and maintain a healthy and happy system.
Luau leaves boasts a large amount of vitamin C. This powerful antioxidant has been proven to help reduce the risk of infection in the immune system. antioxidants have also been studies and shown to reduce and slow the growth of cancer cells.
Kalo also contains vitamin A which is responsible for promoting eye health and preventing various eye diseases. In some cases it even can help eyes to stay healthy and youthful.
Being high in omega 3 essential fatty acids feeds our body's factories that create a hormone that helps to regulate our arteries. In this way, omega 3 actual help to promote a healthy hearth and cardiovascular system.
Kalo leaves have about 1% fat and no cholesterol. Combine that with the soluble fiber and we have a recipe for a healthy, cholesterol conscious system. The high amount of protein found in luau leaves also make it a great addition to your weight loss diet.
|Serving Size||28 g (1 cup)|
|Amount Per Serving||12|
|% Daily Value *|
|Total Fat 0.2g||0 %|
|Sodium 0.8mg||0 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 1.9g||1 %|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||4 %|
|Protein 1.4g||3 %|
|Vitamin D 0.00mcg||0 %|
|Calcium 29.96mg||2 %|
|Iron 0.63mg||4 %|
|Potassium 181mg||4 %|
|* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contribute to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
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