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Never Pass By Sugar Apple Fruit Again, And This Is Why

Sugar Apple also called “Sweetsop”, is a tropical fruit of the Annona ceca family. It is small, knobby with soft creamy white flesh and often having a minty or custardy flavour. It is conically shaped, smaller in size without soft spikes and a relative of the soursop (guyabano).

Sugar apple is sweet with a flavour like a mix between a coconut and a pear with black seeds.

Sugar apple is rich in antioxidant like vitamin C, which helps get rid of free radicals from the body. Sugar apple also contains calcium, magnesium, iron, niacin and potassium.

Health Benefits of Sugar Apple

Sugar apple controls sugar levels (Fiber – 44%) and prevents asthma (Vitamin C – 151%). If you’re suffering from asthma, sugar-apple may be good for you.

Sugar apples provide fibre. Dietary fibre has shown to slow down the absorption of sugar in the body and a high fibre diet is linked to lower risk of developing type-2 diabetes.

Sugar Apple is said to regulate the menstrual cycle if added to tea or eaten. It keeps the heart healthy through its rich vitamin B6 content (Vitamin B6 – 25%). This B vitamin has been found to prevent homocysteine build-up.

It is known that a high level of amino acid in the blood is associated with a higher risk of coronary heart disease and stroke. However, the high amount of magnesium in sugar apple helps in reducing the risk of heart attack and stroke.

The sweet fruit is known to lower blood pressure levels (Potassium – 18%). It is also rich in potassium, the mineral known to regulate blood pressure levels by controlling the effects of sodium in the body.

Keeps bones strong (Magnesium – 13%) and helps lower cholesterol levels (Niacin – 11%)

It cures anaemia with its iron-rich properties and people who have iron deficiency should eat sugar apples.

Food is medicine. Buy health, not medicine. Stay healthy!

 

By Gifty Amoateng / africanpostonline.com

Classic Ghana

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