Have you heard of quenepa?
Most of us haven’t, but it’s also known as the Spanish lime.
Quenepa Fruit grow in the tropics and are very popular in the Caribbean, Florida, Mexico, Africa, South America and other tropical areas… and Quenepa Fruit have lots of health benefits.
This small round fruit is about the size of an olive with a hard skin. Inside you’ll find a very sweet luscious fruit with a jelly like consistency, most people eat them fresh… but they can also be made into sauces, desserts, and juice.
Quenepa Fruit is full of fiber for lowering cholesterol and preventing constipation, also Vitamin A that boosts your immune system and prevents formation of urinary stones; Vitamin C which is very important as a great antioxidant; calcium which keeps your teeth and bones strong and helps prevent cancer; phosphorus which is important for digestion and regulating hormones.
And it has an extraordinary ability to boost your brain power and promote healthy sleep. Quenepa is abundant in vitamin A for boosting resistance and counteractive action of UTIs and stones.
Additionally, it is a rich source of minerals like calcium for the teeth and bones, and antioxidants for battling diseases and free radicals. It is also high in phosphorus for better digestion and balanced hormones.
Quenepa Fruit lowers blood pressure and helps with asthma, and because Quenepa is full of antioxidants (Phenolic Compounds) they also work to prevent cardiovascular disease, boost your immune system and prevent strokes.
Studies are being done on Quenepa as a anti-diabetic food because particular proteins in Quenepa lower blood sugar levels.
Quenepa Fruit is low in fat, calories, and cholesterol free! Some people say if you want to lose weight just keep eating Quenepa all day long... it will keep you busy.
And the leaves of the Quenepa tree can be boiled and made into a tea which is great for intestinal problems.
The large seed of the Quenepa Fruit is also edible and can be cooked… and once cooked they taste great. Roasted, crushed, and mixed with honey Quenepa seeds soothing away diarrhea, and in South America roast Quenepa Seeds are used as a substitute for cassava flour for baking. In Colombia Quenepa juice is a staple and can be bought in stores, it’s sweet and wonderful tasting.
Remember Quenepa Fruit must be ripe otherwise they contain toxins, and because of the large seeds they are a potential choking hazard for children.
List of nutrients:
- Vitamins B1, B3, B6, and B12
- Unsaturated fat acids (linoleic and oleic)
- Vitamin C
- Amino acids
The Quenepa fruit is very beneficial in:
- Boosted immunity and stopping bacteria
- Boosts reproductive health
- Treats constipation
- Lowers cholesterol and triglycerides
- Cures skin issues
- Mix roasted quenepa seeds and honey for diarrhea
- Removal of parasites
- Fights lung and urinary issues
- Treats kidney issues
- Stops flu and bronchitis
- Heals gum issues