Rose apple is a fruit with interesting nutritional properties in the diet and in any healthy feeding. It is a fruit belonging to the myrtle family whose tree tends to reach 15 meters maximum. Its flowers are creamy white (sometimes also tends to be greenish-white), while the fruit is quite characteristic of bright green color.
The fruit is usually consumed fresh, and has a sweet taste but also tends to be bland and dry.
Nutritional benefits of Rose apple
The Rose apple is a fruit that stands out for its high content of pectin, vitamins (vitamin A, vitamin B3 and C), minerals (calcium and iron mainly) and beta-carotene. In addition, it is low in calories and fat, so its use is suitable not only for balanced diets, low fat but also pursuing the goal of losing weight.
Here we summarize the nutritional contribution of the Rose apple:
- Calories: 25 kcal
- Carbohydrates: 7.90 gm
- Proteins: 0.50 gm
- Fats: 0.40 gm
- Minerals: calcium (10 mg) and iron (0.20 mg)
- Vitamins: vitamin A (18 mg), vitamin B3 (0.25 mg) and vitamin C (20 mg).
Properties of the Rose apple
Thanks to its high content of vitamin C, it is a fruit especially suitable in protection against flu and colds, helping to turn when it comes to increase the defenses.
In usual consumption in the treatment of diabetes due to its beneficial effect on the rose apple, provided that -for example – be consumed as dessert before or after meals.
It is also suitable in case of excessive urination, but it stands out because it is also capable of controlling thirst, improve the hydration of our bodies.
Its bark has an emetic effect, so it should be consumed in moderation, or avoids it if we are very sensitive to this property.
Its leaves are noted for their high content of iodine, reason why its consumption in diets in the form of infusion or herbal tea.