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Lulo Health Benefits

Lulo is also known as ‘Naranjilla’ or ‘little orange’ and grows on a bush. Lulo is native to the Andes Mountains in South America and to Colombia. Lulo can be eaten raw or cooked and is commonly eaten out-of-hand.

 

They are also used as an ingredient in pies, jam, jelly, syrup and ice cream and are excellent when used to make juices and fruit wine.

 

Lulo Fruit contains lots of Vitamins C, B, A also iron, phosphorus, beta-carotene, magnesium and calcium.

 

Lulo is virtually fat free and very low in calories and it is very high in antioxidants. Antioxidants destroy free radicals and they also help in the process of anti-ageing and prevention of cardiovascular disease, stroke and cancer.

 

Lulo also contains pepsin which is great for soothing the gastro tract and giving a boost to digestion. Lulo has a lemony pineapple flavour that really tastes great it makes a wonderful juice, and can be made into ice cream, and baked goods and has traditionally been used to make alcoholic beverages too.

 

Tamarillo also has a significant amount of minerals. For example, iron, potassium and magnesium are found in tamarillo’s. Along with this the fruit contains antioxidants which are essential for a healthy lifestyle.

 

Antioxidants are well known for their ability to reduce free radicals in the body; free radicals are harmful for the human body, but are biproducts of essential chemical reactions in the human body.

 

Thus, even a healthy person needs an abundance of antioxidants in their diet. In addition, Tamarillo’s are low in carbohydrates. An average tamarillo contains less than forty calories.

 

The light-green, jelly-like juicy flesh of the lulo is aromatic and has a taste similar to pineapple or lemon. It is particularly healthy and contains calcium, phosphorous and iron in addition to vitamins B and C and provitamin A.

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