"Vú sữa," also known as "star apple" fruit, is a fruit with thick skin and various colors from green to purple depending on ripeness. So what are the benefits of eating this native Vietnamese fruit?
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Associated with a familiar fairy tale from childhood, star apple is a fruit with many meanings about education and is both delicious and nutritious.
Basic nutritional content of star apple
132g of fresh star apple contains about 67 calories. You can eat star apple as a snack or as a dessert fruit after each meal.
The Diet channel says you should get your calorie needs from 100–200 calories per meal (about 28.34g of cheese or a teaspoon of peanut butter). One serving of star apple also contains an additional 15g of carbohydrates – equivalent to 11.5% of the daily recommended nutrient intake.
Rich in fiber
Fiber is vital in the diet because it makes you feel fuller, and this will help you avoid overeating and may also help you lose weight. This nutrient may also help protect your body from the risk of diabetes and certain other cancers.
Vitamins and minerals
Star apple is an excellent source of calcium – one fruit contains about 10% of the daily supplement. Calcium helps keep bones and teeth strong. In addition, it also helps relieve PMS symptoms, such as muscle spasms and bloating. Each serving of star apple fruit also contains 5% of the recommended daily value of vitamins C and A.
Not only that, but star apple fruit also provides about 2% of iron - a vital mineral in the body's daily essential oxygenation process.
Star apple is good for diabetics
Star apple may offer unique benefits for people with diabetes. Research in the September 2009 issue of the African Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology found that the leaves of this plant help slow high blood sugar levels - similar to the function of insulin.
We still need more research to determine star apple's effectiveness in helping control diabetes.
Star apple - effective folk remedy
Star apple is a folk remedy in some countries, and the seeds of this fruit can be used to reduce fever and treat diarrhea. Some people also eat star apples to reduce inflammation associated with laryngitis and pneumonia.
In addition, the star apple leaves are used as a folk remedy to treat diabetes and ease the joint pain passed on by grandparents. The bark of the milkweed tree is dark and thick, with long stripes that can be used to drink water to help relieve coughs and stomachaches.
Star apple is a delicious fruit with many healthy nutritional values, so make it a habit to provide your body with the essential nutrients that this folk fruit brings. So, let's add star apple to your family's dessert menu now, friends!
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