Nutrition Facts
One nagaimo. Dozens of nutrients.

The nagaimo is sometimes referred to as "mountain medicine" and is used for medical purporses in Chinese medicine. It is also known to help reduce high blood pressure, regulate digestion and relieve fatigue. It may help lower cholesterol levels and acts as a tonic for general vitality. Since the nagaimo contains high levels of amylase and other digestive enzymes, it can help to digest starchy foods, such as rice eaten with it. Here is a breakdown of various nutrients found in nagaimo and the health benefits they provide.



Magnesium
  • Helps body absorb calcium and thereby aids in formation of bones and teeth and helps prevent osteoporosis.
  • Aids in maintaining healthy blood pressure.
  • Helps maintain proper muscle function.
Zinc
  • Helps strengthen immune system and improve white blood cell count.
  • Aids in regulating hormones.
  • Necessary for the function of many enzymes in the body.
Vitamin C
  • Supports the body's immunity.
  • Helps protect against cardiovascular disease, prenatal health problems, and eye disease.
Vitamin B1
  • Helps the body process carbohydrates and some protein.
Polyphenol
  • Antioxidant characteristics that may reduce risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer.
Mucin
  • Promotes the absorption of protein.
  • Helps relieve fatigue.
  • Helps revitalize the body.
Potassium
  • Helps excrete salt.
  • Helps prevent high blood pressure.
  • Helps maintain the acid/alkaline balance of the body.
  • Helps reduce puffiness.
Diastase
  • Promotes digestion.
  • Helps prevent the development of gastric ulcers and gastritis.
Dietary Fiber
  • Helps prevent skin troubles.
  • Helps regulate the digestive system.
  • Helps reduce cholesterol levels.