Jengkol or Jering (in the scientific name is called Archidendron pauciflorum) does smell but a lot of love. Even the seeds jengkol or Jering become one of the favorite menu by most people not only in Indonesia but also in Malaysia, Thailand, and the Philippines although the fruit of the tree which is also named jengkol or Jering produces a bad odor.
This plant in English is called as Dogfruit or Ngapi Nut. While in Latin (scientific name) is named after the plant that has synonyms Archidendron pauciflorum Archidendron jiringa, Pithecellobium jiringa, and Pithecellobium lobatum.
This plant a tree with the high reaching 10-26 meters. The fruit in the form of squashed-shaped pods and convoluted. Jengkol old fruit color violet. After dark, the shape becomes convex and fruit pods in place that contain seeds increased its size. Each pod can contain 5-7 seeds Jengkol. Seeds are thin-skinned and brown ari shiny.
Here are some benefits to health jengkol:
Establishment of the Body Network
High protein content in jengkol can help the formation of tissue in the body. jengkol protein content was much more when compared with the protein content in green beans and a donkey.
Bigfoot is also rich in iron in which iron is a very important role to prevent and overcome the lack of production of red blood cells in the body. You certainly know that when the body iron deficiency, the production of red blood cells will be reduced. As a result, the supply of oxygen and nutrients needed by every cell in the body will also be reduced. Effect of lack of supply of oxygen and nutrients to the cells will reduce the function / performance of the cells. No wonder if someone has iron deficiency, he will look weak, easily tired, and dispirited. Well, for those of you women, when she was menstruating mengkonumsi jengkol highly recommended that your body does not lack of iron due to the amount of menstrual blood out of the body.
Prevents Brittle bones / Strengthen bones and teeth
In addition to iron and protein, content of other substances in the jengkol are calcium and phosphorus. Two of this substance is a substance that is needed by bone. Calcium and phosphorus can prevent brittle bones (osteoporosis). So often consume jengkol with ample servings can make the bones in your body become stronger.
Exterminate Free Radicals
Jengkol contains some vitamins such as vitamin A, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, and vitamin C. Vitamin A is beneficial for maintaining eye health and can improve the sharpness of the sense of sight. Vitamin A and Vitamin C also acts as an antioxidant. The benefits of antioxidants are known potent substances that counteract free radicals cause cancer.
Coping with coronary heart disease
Bigfoot is a food that is a diuretic (urine disposal to be smooth). Smooth disposal of urine is very good for people with heart disease.
Do not misunderstand, jengkol can also help streamline a distended abdomen. High fiber content can be launched BAB thus indirectly make a slim stomach. One cause stomach buncitnya someone is due to defecation is not smooth and irregular.
Amazingly, jengkol can prevent the onset of diabetes. Why? Jengkol in fruit are substances that are not found in other food ingredients. The substance is called acid Jengkolat. This Jengkolat acid form crystals that are not soluble by water. Because of the nature of this jengkol diuretic is not recommended for consumption by your people with kidney disorders. It is feared that the kidneys will not be able to filter the fruit jengkol Jengkolat acid. As a result of the kidneys are unable to filter Jengkolat acid is difficult cessation of urination.
Troubleshooting constriction of blood vessels
Patients with heart disease experienced a narrowing of blood vessels so that blood flowing toward the heart becomes smooth. The mineral content in jengkol it can dilate narrowed blood vessels and prevent blood vessel narrowing back. Well, for optimal efficacy jengkol be, you should not cook jengkol too cooked (overcooked).
Overcoming constipation in pregnant women
Pregnant women are frequently experiencing constipation. The fiber content in jengkol can overcome the problem of constipation. In other words, the fiber in jengkol help digestion and defecation. But still do not consume too much jengkol yes. Eat jengkol according to the recommended amount.
Growth of bones and teeth in the fetus is still in the womb
Bigfoot is also beneficial for the growth of bones and teeth in the fetus is still in the womb. The growth of bones and teeth can run optimally thanks to the content of calcium and phosphorus is high in jengkol.
Bigfoot can stabilize the vital organs in the body
Important organs in the body will function properly and is stable when the body met the needs of folic acid and vitamin B6. Situation is different if the body is deficient in folic acid and vitamin B6. No wonder if pregnant women are also advised to eat foods rich in folic acid for the development of the fetus. One example of foods rich in folic acid are jengkol. But keep in mind that once jengkol consume in moderation. Do not be too excessive because jengkol excessive consumption will be less good effect to the kidney.
Prevent defects in babies
Folic acid content in jengkol also can prevent congenital defects in infants.
Controlling blood sugar levels
Other benefits of the jengkol is able to control blood sugar levels so it is good for your consumption by diabetics. Jengkol containing sugars are 'friendly' to people with diabetes. Jengkol sugars are sugars on the most easily parsed so it is safe for diabetics.
In contrast to the sugars in other foods such as foods that contain carbohydrates. Sugars easily decomposes at jengkol will then be converted into energy by the body. As a result, the body's stamina will increase. The process of decomposition perfect sugars will not cause a heap of blood sugar in the body.
Antioxidant substances beneficial to maintain cardiovascular health
As already mentioned above, jengkol contains antioxidants which are very good for health. Likewise with heart health. Toxins or poisons in the body would be difficult to get into the body, especially the heart, thanks to the protection afforded by these antioxidant substances. Everything that impedes the flow of blood in the blood vessels will also be lost by the substance contained in jengkol. The blood flow will be smoother and the heart will function properly and optimally.
Hopefully the information about the benefit for health jengkol is beneficial to your readers. Make sure you maintain the health of your body any way concerned about your nutritional intake and exercise regularly.