Agbalumo or Udara is a native fruit that is widely eaten around the country by a lot of people. Although a lot of people eat this fruits, only a few people know that it has health benefits and even an English name.
Agbalumo or Udara has an English name and some health benefits to the body. So in this article, I am going to be talking about the English name of this fruit and health benefits
The English name of Agbalumo or Udara is African star apple or African star fruit.
Here are some of its health benefits to the body.
1. It helps weight loss
Some studies believe that consuming African star apple could help in promoting weight loss. Studies believe that large intake of African start apple has little or no effect on our weight because it only contains about 67 calories.
2. It is a great source of vitamin C
African star apple is a great source of vitamin C. Studies have found that its taste which shows it’s acidity as shows that it is a great source of Vitamin C. Higher intake of African star apple can increase the level of vitamin C in your body system.
3. Natural source of Antioxidants
African star apple has been found to be a great source of antioxidants and important vitamins which promote better health of the body. Higher intake of African star apple helps in boosting the antioxidant levels in the body.
4. It is good for pregnant women
African star apple is a powerhouse to lot of nutrients, this includes antioxidants, fighting free radicals and vitamins which help in boosting the immune system and general health of most pregnant women.
5. Could be used in folk medicine
Some studies believe that African star apple was used as folk medicine. There are still more studies that needs to be made on this.