African Star Apple popularly known as agbalumo by the Yoruba people and udara by the Igbos is a seasonal fruit which is beneficial to one’s health in several ways. Most people just know of it’s sweet, lush tastes that sensitise the taste buds of the eater without knowing it is highly nutritious to the body.
It is a natural anti-oxidant: Antioxidants protects the cells against free radicals produced when the body breaks down food or is exposed to, agbalumo gives your body chance of fighting and avoiding diseases like cancer, heart disease etc.
Contains high vitamin C: Agbalumo is a good source of Vitamins C
It is a natural Remedy: It is a natural remedy for toothache, sore throat, constipation, stomach ache, diarrhoea and the bark of agbalumo tree can be used to treat fever and malaria.
Agbalumo is high in fibre content which increases satiety and aids digestion, it is good for weight loss.
Agbalumo has low calorie because it contains little fat content so it is definitely a healthy food.
Agbalumo prevents heart disease: Eating agbalumo frequently will help lower your blood sugar level and cholesterol thereby preventing heart disease.