Melokhia (Jew's Mallow , Jute mallow or Nalta jute )   

Product Name

Corchorus olitorius

Latin Name



Leaves - Crushed

Product Forms


Season Crop



It Has a Mucilaginous (Somewhat "Slimy") Texture, Similar to Okra.

Flavor / Aroma

The Plants Are Tall, Usually Annual Herbs, Reaching A Height of 2-4 M, Unbranched or with Only a Few Side Branches. The Leaves Are Alternate, Simple, Lanceolate, 5-15 Cm Long, with an Acuminate Tip and A Finely Serrated or Lobed Margin. The Flowers Are Small (2-3 Cm Diameter) And Yellow, With Five Petals; The Fruit Is a Many-Seeded Capsule. It Thrives Almost Anywhere, And Can Be Grown Year-Round. 

General Description

Melokhia is the leaves of Corchorus species (Jute leaves) used as a vegetable. It is popular in Middle East and North African countries. Melokhia is generally eaten cooked, and is most frequently turned into a kind of soup or stew, typically bearing the same name as the vegetable in the local language.

Molokia has inflammatory and anticancer properties, helps regulate the blood pressure and arteriosclerosis. It also contains calcium and iron, helps to combat anemia, prevent and treat inflammatory diseases: asthma, osteoarthritis, rheumatism, A cup of Molokia juice, drinking on an empty stomach every morning for a few days, help remove physical and nervous depression.