Have you ever heard of the fruit known as quenepa?
At this point some of you might be scratching your head and wondering what am talking about.
Quenepa is also known as Spanish lime and it is a fruit with very potent brain boosting capabilities as well as one that helps to fight-off sleeplessness and insomnia.
So What Is The Spanish Lime?
Quenepa is a fruit which originally comes from the Northern regions of South America, the Caribbean and the dry forests of Central America.
The fruit has a sour but yet sweet taste and a lot of individuals like to eat it with a pinch of chilli or salt, some also use lime.
Spanish lime is believed to be a lime and lychee hybrid by some scientists, its colour is yellow or orange and it is often sold in clusters.
It has a hard shell but inside it’s flesh is jelly-like and soft, while its seeds are enclosed in a colourful aril with a pulp.
Here are some nutritional facts about the quenepa fruit.
This fruit is rich in;
- Amino acids
- Vitamins B1, B3, B6 and B12
- Vitamin C
- Unsaturated fatty acids (linoleic and oleic)
Health Benefits Of Quenepa
Since quenepa is rich in dietary fibers it helps in fighting constipation and also in reducing high cholesterol levels in the body.
It’s vitamin A will help to prevent the formation of urinary tract stones as well as stimulate your body’s immune system.
Quenepa is also rich in antioxidants which help to combat free radicals and cancer while it’s calcium content will help to strengthen teeth and bones.
The phosphorus in this amazing fruit will balance your hormones as well as improve your digestive system.
Your blood pressure will also be reduced when you take this fruit and it is known to be useful in the treatment of asthma.
Here are some other health benefits of quenepa;
- It boosts the reproductive system
- It’s excellent against lungs and urinary tract infections
- It takes care of constipation
- It heals gum infections
- It helps to prevent and cure kidney problems
- It eliminates parasites
- It helps to lower high cholesterol and triglyceride levels
- It cures skin problems
- It helps to boost your immune system
- It helps to prevent bronchitis and also to fight flu symptoms
- It increases the red blood cell count in the body and thereby prevents anemia
Quenepa is also known to combat diarrhea and you can do this by eating some roasted quenepa seeds mixed with pure natural honey.
So what are you waiting for?! Go out now to your local fruit market and get yourself this amazing fruit and you will be glad you did.
Source: Healthy Food Team