Friday, January 30, 2009

Jute Plant

I found this plant when I was clearing the messy herb bushes. My neighbour told me that it is called the Jute plant. Someone in the neighbourhood would come in and eat the leaves raw. However the red fruits cannot be eaten even though they are lovely to look at.
Shamrock from Greenculture identified this plant as Corchorus capsularis and on reading the Wikipedia I understand that the leaves of this plant are rich in anti-oxidants.
Read more about the plant here ..

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