Health Benefits Of African Star Apple, Udara by Ndi Igbo or Agbalumo by the Yoroba, Alasa by the Ghanaians.
(African Star Apple) popluarly known as Udara or Abalumo is one of the most antioxidant dense fruit, it contains more vitamin C than orange and other citrus fruits.
Research has revealed that Udara contains only 67 calories which makes it an alternative for people who would like to loose weight. The African star apple is also known for its gummy skin and sweet-sour taste. So many people consume this fruit without knowing its health benefits. Botanically called chrysophyllum albidum is commonly known as ‘udara’ in my Dangme dialect and many others as well. It is also called (African Star Apple). It is delicious and low in calories.
‘Udara’ (African Star Apple): Best fruit for pregnant women and contains about 25 mg of Vitamin C
African star apple is one of the best fruits for pregnancy because it provides much energy, is rich in moisture, and contains such useful elements as phosphorus, calcium, iron, dietary fiber, and protein. Each African pregnant woman can enjoy all the amazing effects of eating star apples.
African star apple, belongs to the sapotaceae family. Udara is a west african origin fruit that has a tender sweet tact inner flesh.
It contains vitamin C
Vitamin C is very essential for the body as it helps to protect against immune system deficiencies, eye diseases, skin wrinkling, prenatal health problems and even cardiovascular disease. For every consumption of Agbalumo, there is a high vitamin C content.
A natural remedy
It cures toothache, mouth gum disease, sore throat and even constipation.
It is medicinal
The bark of Agbalumo tree has been used by herbal practitioners to treat malaria and yellow fever, while the leaves have been found useful for treating diarrhea, stomach ache and wounds.