The Number One Blood Producing Food: Reasons Why You Should Eat More Kontomire Regularly.

Food And Nutrition

Sept 3, 2020

Kontomire also known as cocoyam leaves comes with a variety of nutrients and has the following names though are similar morphologically: Colocasia esculenta and Xanthosoma roseums. Vitamin A, Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Calcium, Copper, Folate, Iron,  Magnesium Manganese, Phosphorus, Sodium, Zinc are all present in kontomire or cocoyam leaves. konomire is a nutritious food supplement that aids in rich blood production and prevents anaemia.This and many more of kontomire's health benefits are listed below.

Fetal brain and nervous system development

Also it’s a rich nutritious component, the leaves also contain folate. Folate is important for the growth of your fetal intellect and nervous system. It is, therefore, good to eat cocoyam leaves when you are expectant. However, always cook it well before consumption.

Anaemia prevention

Cocoyam leaves diet is endorsed in the inhibition of anaemia.

 This is because they comprise iron mineral which aids in red blood cell development. The vitamin C content also helps to aassimilate the nutrient iron well.

Helps to Boost immune system

One (1) cup of cocoyam leaves comprises about 145mg of Vitamin C, about 86% of our body’s daily requirement. This will aid the enhancement your immune system efficiently.

Kontomire Prevents cancer

Cocoyam leaves are rich in vitamin C which acts as an antioxidant. This fights against free radicals that produces cancer  cells and help to prevent many diseases.

Healthy eyes.

Cocoyam leaves are rich in vitamin A in addition to the vitamin C. The amount of vitamin A can be as high as 123% of our daily necessity. It is very good for the eyes, maintain the visual perception, and prevents the eyes diseases such as myopia, cataract and blindness.

By theodora yemodd