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  Health Benefits of African Cherry

This is that time of year when the market is flooded with African cherry, also known as agbalumo in Yoruba and udara in Igbo. The Sapotaceae family includes Chrysophyllum albidum, also known as African cherry or white star apple.

The fruit, which can be found all over tropical Africa, has a variety of health benefits. A few of them are listed below.

Vitamins and Minerals

According to studies, the fleshy pulp of the African cherry, which is commonly eaten as a snack, contains more ascorbic acid than oranges and guava. The fruit itself is said to be a good source of vitamins, iron, and flavor. As a result, fruit contributes to a healthy diet.

It Helps to Relieve Cramps.

African cherry is also a good source of calcium, which gives the human body strength. Premenstrual syndrome symptoms such as cramping and abdominal bloating can be alleviated by the calcium in the fruit.

Thus according to Nurse Rita, a serving of star apple provides 3 grams of fiber, which is part of the recommended daily fiber intake of 25 to 38 grams. These fibers add bulk to your diet, which can help you feel fuller for longer periods of time. This can help you lose weight by preventing you from overeating. This nutrient may also help you avoid diabetes and certain types of cancer.

It is Used to Treat Diseases.

Researchers at Covenant University in Ogun State, Nigeria's Department of Biological Sciences, College of Science and Technology, discovered that the African cherry can be used to treat a variety of diseases. "The bark is used to treat yellow fever and malaria, and the leaf is used as an emollient and to treat skin eruptions, stomachaches, and diarrhea." The cotyledons of Chrysophyllum albidum seeds are also used as ointments in Western Nigeria to treat vaginal and dermatological infections, according to the study.



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