The popular African fruit is very cheap and available in the market today because this is it's season. It can be seen or purchased from fruit sellers in our streets.
1. It is good for pregnant woman
The acidic taste of African star apple helps to prevent the urge of vomiting. But pregnant women, who wish to consume this fruit should also make sure they consult their doctors on ante natal diet.
2. It contains anti oxidants
African star apple helps to prevent damage to the system caused by free radicals. Free radicals are unstable molecules that are produced in your cells during metabolism. Intake of African star apple can help neutralize these free radicals.
3. It is rich in vitamin C
African star apple contains highly amount of vitamin C content. 100g of African star apple gives about 25mg of vitamin C. It is very helpful to the gums, preventing sprue and gum diseases.
4. It helps protect the body against immune system deficiencies, cardiovascular disease, prenatal health problems, eye diseases and skin wrinkling because of it's high vitamin C content
5. It is used in folk medicine
Due to its sweet sour taste, it acts as natural remedy for common issues like toothache, sore throat, indigestion and constipation.
6. It helps in weight loss
African star apple has been proven to help in weight loss. Studies have shown that it contains just 67 calories, which is a good option for those with weight loss problems.
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