Balatong

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Benefits of Balatong

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Image by Sanjay Acharya / CC BY-SA 3.0

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.

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