For some unexplainable reason, agbalumo (also known as Udara, Otien and African cherry) seems to have a special season of its own in Nigeria and this can be seen in the way the arrival of agbalumo, is celebrated by its fans nationwide (might say worldwide lol)
While many are celebrating the arrival of agbalumo, only a few people actually know the various health benefits derivable from the African cherry fruits.
So if you are already a fan of African cherry, you should just continue to enjoy the sweetness and benefits. But if you are not a fan of agbalumo, if you are still seeing agbalumo as overhyped, if you seeing agbalumo being sold and you are turning a blind eye, then get in here, this piece is for you and I hope you will be convinced to join the train before it becomes scarce again.
1. Low Calories: In case you are ignoring African Cherry because you are watching your weight and calorie intake, then it is very suitable for you. You can be sure you will not get fat feeding on African cherry as the fruit is low in calories.
2. Essential Minerals: The African cherry is high is essential minerals like magnesium, iron, potassium, calcium and phosphorous. Aside from this, it is also a natural solution for minor conditions like constipation and sore throats.
3.High in Vitamin C: I know when we think of a vitamin c rich fruits, orange easily come to mind, but results from research has shown African cherry contains more vitamin C than the orange. This alone should convince you to join the agbalumo train, especially if you have vitamin c deficiency.
4. Antioxidants: Antioxidants is believed to protect body cells from the damaging effects of oxidation, it helps the body fights off damaging diseases like cancer and heart disease.
Each time you eat African cherry, be sure you are doing your body a great deal of favour, you are not just enjoying the taste, you are also fighting off diseases and curing some. So I hope you will be giving agbalumo a chance before its season ends.
Folukemi is a trained journalist, a writer, a social media enthusiast. She believes being happy and fulfilled is not a fairy tale and she is dedicated to helping others find theirs.