Benefits of Balatong
Balatong also known as Phaseolus aureus Roxb (scientific name) are cultivated throughout the Philippines. These are not a native of the Archipelago and scarcely naturalized. It may grow in India to China and Malaya, in cultivation.
Seeds of this plant are considered tonic, aperient, antiscorbutic.It is a good source of protein, folate, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, copper, dietary fiber and manganese. It is perfect for cardio-vascular health. Balatong’s fiber and folate helps regulate blood sugar and cholesterol levels.