Have you heard about quenepa or Spanish lime? If you haven’t, after reading about its health benefits, it will certainly become one of your favorite fruits. It originates from the north of South America, but it’s also grown in Central America and the Caribbean. It has a jelly-like flesh and a soft texture, with a hard shell. It’s mostly combined with chilly, lime, and pinch of salt. It has a sweet and sour taste.
It’s very similar to lime, however, Spanish lime is orange or yellow. Experts believe that this fruit is so potent that it can treat insomnia and improve the functioning of the brain. It’s also rich in minerals, amino acids, vitamin C and vitamins B, protein, iron, thiamine, unsaturated fatty acids, riboflavin, fiber, niacin, tryptophan, calcium, and tannins.
Being rich in fiber, this fruit prevents high levels of cholesterol and constipation. The abundance of vitamin A in it prevents the formation of urinary tract stones and makes the immunity stronger. It’s also known to balance the hormones, aid the digestion, treat asthma, and reduce high blood pressure.
The calcium in it strengthens the bones and teeth and the antioxidants prevent free radicals, that is, the formation of tumors. Spanish lime can remove parasites, prevent flu and bronchitis, prevent bacteria, encourage the production of red blood cells, prevent anemia, soothe gum infections, treat skin problems, etc.
If you suffer from diarrhea, mix several roasted quenepa seeds with a bit of honey and consume the remedy until you notice improvement. All in all, this fruit should definitely become a part of your daily diet.