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Jaboticaba Health Benefits

The Jaboticaba fruit is purple-black in colour with plum-sized fruits cluster which is directly around the stem and main branches of the tree. These large fruits stick to the trunk and large limbs of the tree and have a cross between a guava, mangosteen, passion fruit, and soursop taste.

 

Jaboticaba is a fruit that is low in fat, low in calories and low in carbohydrates. It is a rich source of vitamin C and also contains other vitamins like vitamin E, thiamine, niacin, riboflavin and folic acid.

 

Minerals like calcium, potassium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, copper, manganese and zinc are also present in this fruit.

 

In addition to vitamins and minerals, Jaboticaba is also a good source of several amino acids, fatty acids and many powerful antioxidants that have anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory properties.

 

Jaboticaba is a good addition to a weight loss diet since it is low in fat and calories. Besides, the skin is a rich source of dietary fiber that controls your appetite and prevents you from overeating by keeping you fuller for a longer period of time.

 

Jabuticaba Fruit has been found to have strong astringent properties.

 

It helps in opening up the bronchial air passages and hence is a good remedy for asthma the astringent effects also makes it effective in treating diarrhoea and inflammation of the tonsillitis.

 

The high levels of calcium, potassium and magnesium in this fruit is beneficial for your bones and teeth.

 

These minerals help in strengthening your bones and in preventing conditions like osteoporosis.

 

They are eaten raw, although one shouldn’t eat the skins as they are very astringent because they have high tannin content, which could be harmful if eaten in large quantities for a prolonged period of time.

 

They are eaten raw or used to make jams and marmalades, although they have to have added pectin to set. Wine can also be made from the fruit which can be sweet or slightly acid and astringent, depending on the variety.

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