- Mar 30, 2018
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Amazing Health Benefits of Agbalumo.
My love for agbalumo is immeasurable. It can't be compared to any other fruit.
Right from my childhood days, I never got tired of the juicy fruit. I also remember using its seeds to play and solve simple mathematical problems. So we are in the season again. The famous orange glossy fruits are out again for is to consume to unending satisfaction.
Having studied and learned more about this fruit, I would be sharing in today’s article most of what you need to know about this special fruit and its different health benefits.
Known to the Yorubas as Agbalumo, to the Igbos as Udara , and to the Hausas as Ciwoh , this amazing fruit (African Star Apple) has many benefits that would amaze you when compared to its size. Agbalumo has a sweet-sour taste with milky juice coming out when squeezed or sucked before consuming its flesh. It also has a chewable edible skin that is usually orange in color. Although small in size, agbalumo is packed with loads of health benefits.
Health Benefits of Agbalumo
1. A GOOD SOURCE OF CALCIUM.
Agbalumo is a good source of calcium. The calcium content in one agbalumo fruit is about 10% the amount you need in a day. As you know, calcium serves as a source of strength for the bones and teeth.
2. RICH IN VITAMINS A & C
It is also a very good source of Vitamins A and C. A single agbalumo fruit provides about 5% of the daily recommended value of these vitamins in the body. This helps to prevent gum diseases such as scurvy and also helps fight other diseases in the body.
3. USED AS NATURAL REMEDY
According to the locals, this amazing fruit can be used as a natural remedy to treat sore throat, toothaches, and constipation.
Its parts (the leaves, roots and barks) have also been said to be used in times past in preparing traditional herbs to treat cough, yellow fever and high blood pressure.
4. PERFECT FOR WEIGHT LOSS
It has also been said to help in weight management. Agbalumo contains fibre which helps in reducing your appetite and prevents you from eating too much. This fruit provides 3g of the recommended 25 to 38g daily intake of fibre needed by the body.
5. IT PREVENTS DIABETES
It helps in lowering blood sugar and cholesterol, thus, could be useful in preventing heart-related diseases .
6. PREVENTS DIARRHEA
Agbalumo seeds are very useful in treating diarrhea.
6. Agbalumo is also useful in the treatment of cancer, GIT conditions and hypertension.
This delicious milky fruit is the talk of the market right now. Don't let this season pass without you tasting it. Enjoy every bit of it, just as I am doing.