Tuesday 17 September, 2019

Botanical Roots: Why you should eat naseberry/sapodilla

What do you call this fruit? In the Caribbean, and around the World, it goes by many names - sapodilla, sapota, chikoo, naseberry, or nispero.

But ask anyone the secret to a Jamaican's heart and they may very well reply, 'naseberry'. Jamaicans love naseberry, for good reason. 

Most berries are small in nature but the naseberry has one up on them with its size and sweet, succulent flesh.

The fruit is native to Asia but is grown in most tropical countries today where they flourish even in the wild.

The naseberry is very nutritious and has a raft of health benefits.

The fruit has a high fibre content which assists to boost the digestive system. This helps the body in the absorption of important nutrients.

Consuming the fruit also adds energy due to the amount of carbohydrates present. Not to mention, also, the sugar content that can be processed into carbohydrates. Therefore, this is one of the fruits that will bring back the energy of the body after consumed.

Naseberries are also rich with anti oxidants which makes it ideal to eliminate the effects of free radicals. The anti oxidants also helps as an anti-cancer agent by replacing toxic matter and bad cells.

The naseberry is also a great immune booster as does any fruit with a high content of vitamin C,

This wonder fruit also optimises the quality of the respiratory system because it is a great warrior against mucus, which helps, among others, sufferers of asthma. 

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