Once you learn about all the benefits to your health of this wonderful fruit quenepa, you will surely want to have it in your kitchen. Widely known as Spanish lime, it is amazingly efficient at stopping insomnia and improving brain functioning.
The fruits origin is from the northern part of South America but it also grows in Central America and the Caribbean. Its texture is delicate and leathery and its flesh like jelly with a hard shell, and it is usually combined with lime, chilly and a little salt to complement its sweet and sour taste.
Experts say the fruit is something like a lychee and lime combination.
In fact, the fruit is popular in the United States because of its being similar to limes only that its orange or yellow. The fruit is colorful and has a pulp containing seeds.
This amazing fruit has a high content of many nutrients, including the following:
- Amino acids;
- Vitamin C;
- Vitamins B1, B3, B6 and B12;
- Unsaturated fatty acids (oleic and linoleic);
This fruit effectively prevents chronic constipation and high levels of cholesterol due to the high amount of fiber content.
In addition, its high vitamin A content prevents the forming of stones in the urinary tract and boosts the immune system. It also contains phosphorous which helps to balance hormones, aids digestion, lowers blood pressure levels and can improve asthma problems.
Moreover, it contains many antioxidants which prevent damage from free radicals and cancer as well as minerals like calcium which makes the teeth and bones stronger.
Many experts state that there is a phenolic compound in quenepa which boosts the immune system and helps to prevent heart disease.
This is just a small part of its countless uses in medicine and the reason why it is believed to be one of the healthiest fruits in the world.
Quenepa can also:
- Prevent flu and bronchitis;
- Eliminate parasites;
- Treat and prevent problems with kidneys;
- Prevent the buildup of bacteria in the body and boost the immune system;
- Improve the functioning of the reproductive system;
- Stimulate the production of red blood cells and prevent anemia;
- Prevent and treat infections of the urinary tract and lungs;
- Soothe infections of the gums;
- Treat skin problems;
- Treat constipation;
- Lower high levels of cholesterol and triglycerides;
You can also quickly solve any problems with diarrhea by mixing some roasted seeds of quenepa and honey.
This fruit is amazingly beneficial for peoples’ overall health due to its high content of numerous vital nutrients. Therefore, don’t hesitate and make it a part of your regular diet as soon as you can!