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Star Fruit Health Benefits

Star fruit is green when unripe; the fruit vary from pale yellow to deep amber when ripe. The fruit, which is mostly consumed fresh or as juice, is rich in vitamins A and C and it also has iron, and has high fiber content.

 

The taste varies from sour to sweet, one way of distinguishing the sour variety from the sweeter ones is that the former has narrower ribs, while the latter have thicker, fleshy ones.

 

A decoction of leaves and roots (prepared separately or in combination) can help cure headaches, ringworm, and chickenpox. It is recommended as diet fruit because of its high fiber and low calorie content.

 

It also contains small amount of minerals and electrolytes like potassium, phosphorus, and zinc and iron.

 

Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids helps controlling heart rate and blood pressure; thus counters the bad influences of sodium. The fruit is known to cure hangovers and prickly heat.

 

You can also use the pickled fruit for hangover just take one piece of the pickled fruit, steam in water and serve.

 

Star fruit allows other nutrients that are good for the body and hair to circulate more freely. It’s an excellent natural cure for hair loss since it is a good source of antioxidants and vitamin C which can help delay the natural ageing process.

 

Like grapefruit, the star fruit may interfere with the medications you take for other illnesses. If on prescription, make sure to consult your doctor first.

 

The fruits that contain lots of vitamin C have its benefits as anti inflammation, analgesic, and a diuretic, so it is good for healing coughs, ulcers, sore throat, a fever, to overcome the problem of diabetes, and cholesterol.

 

Its vitamin C content is high also good to eat cancer patients. Roots star fruit also believed to cure headaches and joint pain.

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