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3 Emerging Jute leaves side effects that may be fatal

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One of the Jute leaves side effects is allergic reactions that may stem from the way we consume it, and also excessive intake of these leaves can increase body calcium content which may trigger the risk of kidney stones and heart disease. These potential downsides are further discussed below.

Jute leaves side effects

Jute leaves side effects or downsides stem from the method we adopt prepare and eat them. Understand that this leaf and every other edible vegetable have their nutritional value affected by the method of preparation, this applies to the jute leaf. Here are emerging Jute leaves (Ewedu) side effects that may be fatal.

1. Allergic Reaction

Food allergies may be fatal, leading to serious responses in persons who have them when they come into touch with particular foods. When this happens, the immune system of the body reacts, which can cause symptoms like hives, lip or mouth swelling, and respiratory issues.

Jute leaves aren’t the most common food allergies, but it’s best to stay away from them if you have any allergic reactions after eating them. Better visit your local emergency health centers as soon as possible if you consume anything and have symptoms.[3]

2. May increase the Risk Of Kidney Stones

Jute leaves are rich in Calcium which is beneficial to the body. Excessive intake of this vegetable may increase the calcium in our body which could be detrimental and may increase the risk of kidney stone formation.

To balance calcium mineral is more crucial and will need Magnesium. According to research, long-term high calcium consumption and low magnesium intake may cause calcium to be deposited in your blood vessels and kidneys, raising the risk of kidney stones and heart disease. Additionally, because the bones can’t absorb that crucial calcium, a low calcium-to-magnesium ratio may raise your chance of getting osteoporosis.

An answer given by a community indicates that by default calcium is more abundant in the body and if it is not balanced with magnesium, the chances of the aforementioned ailments may be increased.[4]

3. May Reduce Nutrient absorption (contains antinutrients compounds)

Tannins, a phytochemical component found in jute leaves, have antinutrient properties, especially when in excess. Chemicals known as polyphonic are tannins. By binding itself with other nutrients, it can stop them from being absorbed.

Although a recent study indicates that tannins’ main impact was not on food consumption or digestion but rather on their ability to effectively bind other nutrients in the body and convert them into new components.[5]

Tannins Benefits

Tannins contain antioxidative properties, which are crucial in preventing cellular oxidative damage, including lipid peroxidation, thus tannins are not bad. According to certain reports, tannins and similar chemicals can reduce the production of superoxide radicals. It is generally known that tannins have antibacterial properties. Tannins prevented numerous fungi, yeasts, bacteria, and viruses from growing.

The aforementioned downsides of eating jute leaves are insufficient to counter the numerous benefits of this wonderful plant, however, because of how we eat them, excessive intake of the leaves can result in downsides explained.

Do not stop eating these nutrient-packed leaves because of the side effects, rather be careful and eat moderately. After all, Jute leaves are rich in Iron, Zinc and also Magnesium which are very vital for Calcium metabolism all put together are beneficial to the body.


Despite Jute leaves side effects discussed in this post, their health benefits are numerous. This leaf has been proven to be richly fortified with essential vitamins such as vitamins A and C, calcium, and other nutrients that promote bone and immune health are also abundant in jute leaves. The presence of important minerals like zinc and magnesium, two elements that support reproductive health are also noted. [1]

Jute leaves consumption

FDC in a study reveals that when cooked Jute leaves were compared with raw ones, fiber was discovered to be 2x higher in cooked than raw leaves.[2] Jute leave contains phytochemicals such as flavonoids, alkaloids, tannins, glycosides, carotenoids, saponins, and steroids. These phytochemical compounds appear to be more concentrated in raw than in cooked leaves, we shall also look at the downsides of having an excess of the aforementioned photochemical compound as we go deeper.


Excessive intake of this vegetable could increase the calcium in our body which could be detrimental and may increase the risk of kidney stones and heart disease. Tannins, a phytochemical component found in jute leaves, have antinutrient characteristics, especially when present in excess.

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