African star apple is one of the native fruits that is mostly consumed in African countries like Nigeria.
The fruit known as Udara by Igbos, Agbalumo by yorubas and Chiwo by hausa contains lots of nutrients that are numerous and beneficial to health. It’s botanical name is Chrysophyllum albidum..
Currently, we are in the season of this nutrient packed fruit, so Ourdailygist is here to let you Know the health benefits of this African star.
1. It Prevent Diabetes
Udara keeps the blood sugar level under control. It is rich in Antioxidant and help in protecting the body against health problems like cancer, diabetes and heart problems.
2. Rich In Zinc To Help The Immune System
It produces Collagen that promotes immune health and moderate sugar levels in diabetic patients.
3. Strengthen The Bones
African star apple is rich in calcium and phosphorus. Consistent eating of these fruits contributes alot to strengthening your bones and preventing numerous bone diseases.
4. Maintains Weight loss
Udara is one of the excellent fruits for weightloss. It contains a high amount of dietary fibre that improves satiety, making you feel more satisfied Even after a long time. This is due to its low in fat and it’s the best option to take when you are trying to lose weight.
5. Antioxidants Rich In Vitamin C
Vitamin C antioxidants properties helps neutralize the harmful effect of free radicals and prevent fatal diseases like heart diseases and cancer.