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Corchorus flowering plant of family Malvaceae

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Corchorus leaves are used in many different cuisines throughout the world. Corchorus olitorius is commonly used in southern Asian, Middle Eastern, North African, and West African cuisines, while Corchorus capsularis is utilized in Japan and China. 

When cooked, it takes on a mucilaginous texture akin to okra. The dried leaves are used to make a herbal tea, and the seeds are utilized to flavor it. Corchorus leaves contain high levels of betacarotene, iron, calcium, and vitamin C. 

The plant contains substantial amounts of α-tocopherol equivalent vitamin E, making it an effective antioxidant. Jute leaves are also consumed by the Luhya people of Western Kenya, who call them mrenda or murere. It is eaten with starchy dishes such as ugali, which is a staple in most Kenyan villages.
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