By Lizzy Adie.
It is recommended that the awareness of the nutritive value of this species be created so as to increase its consumption as food supplement to the larger population and expand its utilization. Star apple also known as chrysophyllum albidum locally called Udara or agbalumo contains 11%carbohydrates, 4% crude fiber, 3% lipid, 7% protein, 17.11ppm calcium, <1ppm iron, 9.92ppm phosphorus, 125.03ppb vitamin c.
Eating a serving of star apple Contributes 3g of fiber to the recommended daily intake of 25 to 38g. Fiber provides bulk to your diet, a factor that can make your stomach feel fuller for long. This can keep you from eating too much. This nutrient can also help protect you from diabetes and some forms of cancer.
The seeds of this fruit may be useful to reduce fevers and treat diarrhea. It can also be use in the treatment of hypertension, tooth abscesses, intestinal issues and cancer exist. But do not eat star apple for any medical condition without first consulting your doctor or physician.
Star apple serve as a good source of calcium, with each serving providing you with 10% of the amount you require each day. The calcium lends strength to your bones and teeth, and it may also lessen symptoms of premenstrual syndrome. Such as cramping and abdominal bloating.
One serving of star apple serves up 2% of the iron, a mineral vital for oxygenating your body that you need everyday.
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