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Mamey Fruit Health Benefits

Mammy, a fruit that is native to the West Indies, South and Central America. The mammy apple is a berry, though it is often misinterpreted to be a drupe. These fruits are perfectly round, and approximately the size of a cantaloupe.


The exterior is light brown with darker speckles, and the skin is very thick.


The fruit is an excellent source of vitamin B6 and vitamin C, and is a good source of riboflavin, niacin, vitamin E, manganese, potassium and dietary fiber. One mammy can provide you with nearly double the amount of vitamin C you should consume per day.


This means that adding the mammy to your diet increases your body’s ability to naturally defend itself against the onslaught of free radicals.


Free radicals are agents in the service of cancer. As an antioxidant, vitamin C puts up a strong defence against these carcinogenic warriors. Vitamin C also aids in the body’s immune system.


The flesh of the mammy can be eaten cooked or raw in fruit salads, in pies and tarts. The spices cinnamon and ginger go really well with this fruit.


In Mexico and Jamaica, the thick, yellow gum from the bark is melted with fat and applied to help animals get rid of fleas and ticks. The bark has strong astringent properties.


Potassium in mammy is important to help combat high blood pressure, a risk factor for heart disease. May also reduce the risk of developing kidney stones and help to decrease bone loss.


Fruits are a source of phytonutrients or compounds that naturally occur only in plants and are associated with a wide range of potential health benefits. Phytonutrients work synergistically with the vitamins, minerals and fiber in whole fruits to help reduce disease risk.


Eating a healthy diet rich in fruits may reduce your risk for heart disease, including heart attack and stroke and may also protect against certain types of cancer.

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    November 29, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    Keep this going please, great job!

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