All the reasons why you should eat agbalumos

All the reasons why you should eat agbalumos

The round orangey superfruit, African star apple also known as cherry, agbalumo, udara,  Otien and many various names across the country is back in season!

The sweet/sour tasting fruit has amazing health benefits see some below.

Agbalumo contains Vitamin C, calcium, iron potassium, phosphorous, magnesium, tannins, flavonoids, terpenoids, and phyto-chemicals

It is a natural remedy for toothache, constipation,

This super fruit is known to have anti-oxidant properties that help fight cancer and treatment of diabetes

Udara contains fibres which helps in reducing appetite and prevents you from eating too much. One udara provides 3g of the recommended 25 to 38g daily intake of fibre needed by the body.

It helps in lowering blood sugar and cholesterol, which makes in useful in preventing heart related diseases.

The different plant parts like the roots, barks and leaves are used for healing cough, yellow fever, high blood pressure.

The seeds are used to treat diarrhea

However, it should be taken like most things in life moderately as too much of it causes heartburn.

 

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Lilian Osigwe

Osigweh Lilian Oluchi is a graduate of the University of Lagos where she obtained a B.A (Hons) in English, Masters in Public and International affairs (MPIA). Currently works with 1stnews as a Database Manager / Writer. lilian.osigweh@1stnews.com

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