Benefits of the fruit of the seriguela (Spondias purpúrea) to the organism
The yellow-red color indicates that the harvest should be done as soon as possible, taking advantage of the season when the fruit is still sweeter, possessing more properties and benefits.This plant belongs to the family of Anacardiaceae and has its emergence marked in Central America. Despite this, the foot of seriguela adapted well to the climate of Brazil, mainly in the Northeast and North regions, drier localities. However, the plant has gradually gained space in other Brazilian areas, such as the Southeast.
This plant belongs to the family of Anacardiaceae and has its emergence marked in Central America. Despite this, the foot of seriguela adapted well to the climate of Brazil, mainly in the Northeast and North regions, drier localities. However, the plant has gradually gained space in other Brazilian areas, such as the Southeast.
Characteristics of the seriguela
One is deceived who believes that there is only one species of seriguela. The truth is that there are 18 more types of domestic orchards in Brazil. Among the most important differences is the taste, since some give fruits more sweet than others. With regard to the size of the foot of seriguela, this usually does not surpass the seven meters of height. The plant has deep roots, so it develops even in regions with little rainfall. The stems of this plant are hollow. The flowers, in turn, are distributed in bunches, where they will turn into fruits. The latter have, initially, a green coloration and with the state of maturation they are acquiring shades of yellow and red.Still on the fruits, these can be from 2.5 to 5 cm in size. They are wrapped by a very fine peel, which protects the thinness of flesh from the fruit. Most of the seriguela is the lump, which is the size of a green olive. Because it is not as well known in Brazil as other fruits, it is still very much exchanged for the cajá, although it is sweeter than this.
Properties and benefits of the seriguela
The fruit is rich in vitamins and minerals, so it is an excellent source for those with anemia, low immunity or lack of nutrients. Among the nutritional elements are vitamins A, B and C, calcium, iron and phosphorus. In addition, seriguela has antioxidants in its composition, which acts against the free radicals, responsible for the damage of the cells and for the formation of tumors. In this way, it is possible to say that the seriguela can be associated to a preventive treatment of the cancer and to avoid the premature aging.
But the benefits do not stop here, the fruit is still considered an ally of the sportsmen. This is because, it has a good amount of carbohydrates, facilitating the practice of physical activities. It also prevents and relieves muscle spasms. All this, not to mention the energetic performance that promotes in the body. In front of the properties and nutrients present in the seriguela, it is also indicated to compose the diet of people who have the slow intestine, considering that the fruit is rich in fibers, helping the body to perform the digestive processes. Other beneficial effects of seriguela are: reduce bad cholesterol, treat diarrhea and reduce inflammation of the body.