Saluyot is a Filipino name used to refer to the annual herb called in English as Jute. Saluyot or jute is an erect, soft stemmed shrub, commonly growing at 1 meter but may go up as high as 2 meters. The leaves are green and oblong shaped to lanceolate with pointed ends. Yellow flowers of saluyot bloom as early as 3 to 4 months from time of propagation which are solitary per peduncle with yellow petals on the axils and green sepals. The fruit is formed after successful pollination by bees, butterflies or by wind which gives way to capsule-like green fruit when still immature and will become black or dark brown when mature. The mature fruits contains many black seeds around 400-800 seeds that are amount 0.5 mm in diameter. The propagation guide for saluyot includes planting and care of saluyot for marketing as vegetable.
Saluyot is cultivated over a wide range of environments for its leaves. The plant is considered as vegetable in the Philippines. The plant grows well in the lowland areas and commonly seen to grow naturally during the rainy season. It is adapted to warm, humid climate accompanied by rain and precipitation. Cold weather and severe periods of drought can damage
the saluyot growth. It grows well on loamy or silty-loam soil. It requires organic matter rich soils which are ideal for jute production. Saluyot tolerates wide range of soil pH from 4.5 to 8.0. It thrives better in acidic to neutral soil pH. Saluyot is a short-day plant, and hence, abundant only during the months July, August September, October, November, and December due to the rainy season that it needs to germinate and grow.
Saluyot has the scientific name Corchurus olitorious L.. It is called Jute Mallow or Jew’s Mallow in English names amd known locally as saluyot in Filipino (Tagalog)or in the Visayas region as Tugabang.
Saluyot or Jute Images
Shown in the images are young saluyot plants. The saloyot or jute plant is organically grown as seen from the leaf appearance. Propagated saluyot has fewer holes than organic saluyot. All images are property of http://Angatmakabago.blogspot.com
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1. Ginisang saluyot recipe
2. Adobong saluyot recipe
3. Dinengdeng na saluyot or Ilocano saluyot recipe
4. Saluyot soup recipe
Saluyot can be cooked in various recipes. The dish for saluyot is characterized by goo as the juice from the leaves are rich in fiber. The dish can be cooked in various ways. Ginisang saluyot is done by sauteed garlic and oil. With union and pepper for added aroma, add the saluyot. Add water for the delicious taste. Adobong saluyot involves adding soy sauce to saluyot leaves and added with salt for taste. Dinengdeng na saluyot is an authentic Ilocano dish prepared by cooking saluyot in boiling water and fish paste. Added with labong or bamboo shots, the saluyot dinendeng is a true Filipino delicacy.