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Five Secret Benefits of the Naseberry Fruit

by Maia Muttoo Sep 30, 2019

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The naseberry fruit, also called sapodilla for the evergreen tree from which it grows, is a small oval fruit with a unique flavour combination of cinnamon, apple and pear.

Originating from Asia, it flourishes across the Caribbean where it is used in cooking and naturopathic medicine.  

While you may enjoy naseberry often, you may not have realised its many health benefits!

Here are five ways this miracle fruit can serve you when eaten in moderation.

It Aids Digestion

Naseberry is high in fibre; there are 5.3 grams in every 100 grams of the fruit. Its high fibre content makes naseberry a great aid for digestion, regulating intestinal function and bowel movements, and assisting the body with the absorption of nutrients.

It Gives You More Energy

Carbohydrates are high in naseberry, offering a boost when energy is depleted. In every 100 grams of naseberry, there are 19.9 grams of carbohydrates. The fruit is also fairly high in sugar, which converts to carbohydrates in the body.

It Promotes Healthy Skin

Naseberry is used in some beauty products for its positive effects on the skin. Vitamins C and E help to reduce inflammation and ward off skin conditions. The fruit’s natural acids also provide extra moisture and nourishment for dehydrated skin. 

It Builds Immunity

The high vitamin C content in naseberry makes it a great immune booster, so you can fend off colds or infection. There are 14.7 grams of vitamin C in every 100 grams of the fruit.

It Supports Healthy Respiratory Function

Naseberry is known to break down mucus, assisting with circulation and respiratory function. As such, it may help to treat asthma or congestion.

Naseberry is full of nutrients that aid health. You can enjoy this fruit while it’s in season in March and April, but remember to eat in moderation as its sugar levels are high.

Sources: Loop Jamaica, Dr. Health Benefits, My Silver Sands, Inside Journeys, and Eminen Store.