We all know about the health benefits of apples, oranges, bananas and more common fruits that almost anyone has them in their homes. But then there are some fruits that are less ‘famous’ as the some mentioned fruits above, and one of those fruits is quenepa. And because many people have not even heard about this fruit it is obvious that those people will not even know the health benefits of quenepa. And this article will present you the health benefits of this fruit that is known as Spanish lime.
First we should know where this fruit comes from – It originates from the north of South America but it also grown in the Caribbean and Central America. In United States this is popular fruit but there are people that maybe never even heard about it.
It has soft, leathery texture, hard shell and delicate, jelly-like flesh. It has sweet and sour taste and that is why people combine it with some chilly, lime and a pinch of salt. It is really similar to lime but it has yellow and orange color. It has a pulp that encloses the seeds.
And this fruit contains many nutrients and here are some:
-Vitamins B1, B3, B6 and B12
-Unsaturated fatty acids (oleic and linoleic)
Chronic constipation and high cholesterol levels can be prevented with this fruit because of the high content of fiber in it.
The high source of calcium in this fruit will strengthen your teeth and bones and it will protect them and it is a high source of antioxidants that can keep you away from free radical damage and even cancer.
The formation of urinary tract stones can be prevented with this fruit due to the content of vitamin A in it.
Here are others health benefits from this fruit and after reading all of them you will come to conclusion that this is one of the healthiest fruits that is available to us in the whole world:
-Boosts and strengthens the immune system
-Prevents bacterial buildup in the body
-Prevents bronchitis and the flu
-It can treat and prevent kidney problems
-It can eliminate parasites
-It can treat constipation
-It will improve the reproductive system’s function
-It will stimulate red blood cell production
-It can prevent anemia
-It will reduce high cholesterol and triglyceride levels
-It can treat skin issues
-It soothes gum infections
-It can prevent and treat urinary and lung infections
So you see that this fruit has a bunch of health benefits, and here is a tip with quenepa in case of diarrhea. Just mix few roasted quenepa seeds with honey and the problem will be solved.
If this fruit was not on your diet list, after you read all the nutrients it contains and all the health benefits that come along with the nutrients, it is now time to add it into your diet.