Miraculous Fruit (Mellicoccus Bijugatus )!!
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Today we will learn about exotic tropical fruit characterized by magic components and features that help people to resist disease and maintain health.
in 1756 Patrick Browne, a doctor from Ireland with expertise in botany! described a tree he met in Puerto Rico, and became his "godfather", giving him the name "M bijugatus"!
This name (bijugatus) is due to the leaves of the plant. Its leaves have an elliptical shape and a length that does not exceed 12.5 cm in length and 5 cm in width.
Born in an area from Colombia to Guyana, Quenepas reached the West Indies at the beginning of the 19 th century. This majestic tree with broad straight trunk sometimes reaches 25 m high.
Its elliptical leaves are alternate but composed of 4 leaflets opposite two by two. Its whitish and fragrant flowers are grouped into terminal panicles. The fruit, round or slightly elongated, looks like a small lime. Its smooth, fine and leathery skin stays green when ripe but becomes shiny.
The pulp adheres more or less to a large nucleus. It is fine, gelatinous, juicy, translucent and salmon-pink in color. The genus 'Melicoccus' comes from 'meli' meaning honey in Greek and 'kokkos', seed. The children feast on its sweet pulp a little tart.
Its fruit, peeled and cooked in water gives a delicious juice to drink cold. The whole fruit, cooked for a long time in sugar, allows the preparation of a syrup served with rum. The kernel contains an almond to grill.
Quenepa fruit differs in flavor depending on the degree of ripening. So sometimes it is softer (when it is more mature) and sometimes it is more sour (when it is more green).
This fruit usually grows in clusters of twelve or more from a single stem. Similar in shape and size to a large green olive, the outer flesh is hard and brittle. It is easily peeled off to expose a pink flesh to cream, which gives it a very sweet taste. Also known as a Spanish lime, this fruit is often served in drinks such as lime, or served as a fresh flavored snack to eat straight away.
Nutritional Importance Of Quenepas
The list of nutrients present in this fruit:
vitamins B(B1, B3, B6 and B12)
unsaturated fatty acids
Benefits Of Quenepas
Reduces gum infections
Relieves and prevents constipation
Prevents anemia by increasing the production of red blood cells
Prevents and treats kidney problems
Stimulates the immune system and prevents the accumulation of bacteria
Treats and prevents pulmonary and urinary infections
Treats skin problems
Prevents many diseases
Quenepas fruit is loaded with much of the nutrients, loaded with much of the nutrients, every part of the fruit is used to treat some type of ailment. The astringent seed kernels are roasted, mixed with honey and given to people who suffer continuous diarrhea. Its leaf decoction is given as a clyster for intestinal illness. Lowering cholesterol and preventing constipation, they also help in prevention of urinary stones. The amino acids hypoglycin A and B present in the fruit are liver toxins that cause low blood sugar, vomiting and fatalities. Chemical compounds present in the mamoncillo fruit is said to treat several other diseases as well.
Quenepas treats insomnia ,this can be caused by many different reasons like anxiety, stress, insufficient nutritional support, etc. Quenepas fruit is rich in proteins and contains many different types of amino acids like tryptophan and lysine.
Studies are being done on Quenepas as a anti-diabetic food because particular proteins in Quenepas lower blood sugar levels.
The leaves of Quenettes, are often likened to a magic ingredient. They are used for medicinal purposes to treat certain nervous disorders, infections and sore throats.
Quenepas seeds are used as a home remedy for treating diarrhea in some countries . The remedy is really very effective. Always make sure you roast the quenepas seeds before using to avoid the toxic side effects of the seeds.
Remember Quenepas Fruit must be ripe otherwise they contain toxins, and because of the large seeds they are a potential choking hazard for children.
Quenepas Fruit Nutritional Value
Component Amount/ 100 g % Daily Value
Energy >56 Cal 2,5%
Total carbohydrates 19 g 6,33 %
Protein 1 g 2 %
Fat 0 g 0 %
Total dietary fiber 1 g 4 %
Folates 0 mcg 0 %
Niacin 0 mg 0 %
Pantothenic acid 0 mg 0%
Pyridoxine 0 mg 0 %
Riboflavin 0 mg 0%
Vitamin A 10 %
Vitamin C 8 %
Sodium 5 mg 2,08 %
Potassium 0 mg 0 %
Calcium 1 %
Copper 0 %
Iron 3 %
Magnesium 0 %
Manganese 0 %
Phosphorus 0 %
Selenium 0 %
Zinc 0 %
Percent Daily Value is based on 2000 Kcal. Your daily value may depend on age, sex, health status and physical activities.
Before using the seeds must be roasted to avoid toxic side effects and make them easier to digest.
Don’t consume quenepas fruit in large amounts at the same time.
Do not consume fruits in large quantities at the same time.Because it harms your health and can cause sore throat because it contains some ingredients such as citric acid, which has holding properties.
This miraculous exotic fruit is rich in nutrients that improve your health, which is why you should not wait any longer to add it to your daily diet!
Name of the tree: melicoccus bijugatus
Flowering: April to June
Fruiting: June to September
Size of the fruit: 2 to 3 cm
Other names: Mamoncillo ; Quenepa ; Kenet, kenep