Do you know what quenepa is? Don’t worry if you don’t, we didn’t know either but after learning about this amazing fruit and its health benefits we decided to share our discoveries with you. Its more popular name is Spanish lime and it has amazing brain boosting abilities as well as the ability to cure insomnia instantly.
Quenepa can also be found in the coast and dry forest of The Caribbean and Central American though it is originated from northern parts of South America. This fruits has a sweet and sour taste and usually people like to eat this fruit with a pinch of salt, lime, and chilly.
According to experts, quenepa is a mix of lime and lychee: it has a hard shell but firm and delicate flesh. The Americans know quenepa as Spanish lime because it resemble that fruit that also has orange or yellow color. Quenepa has a sift and leathery texture just like jelly and a colorful aril with a pulp surrounding the seeds.
Quenepa fruit is rich in numerous nutrients, including:
– Amino acids
– Vitamins B1, B3, B6, and B 12
– Vitamin C
– Unsaturated fatty acids (linoleic and oleic)
The Spanish lime can be a great remedy against high cholesterol level and chronic constipation since it contains a lot of fibers. It is also rich in vitamin A that can prevent urinary tract stones formation and boost the immune system.
It also abounds in minerals and calcium which are important to strengthen bones and teeth. It can also fight against cancer and free radicals in your body because of the antioxidant properties.
According to experts, quenepa is able to boost the immune system and thus prevent cardiovascular diseases. This is due to the presence of phenolic compounds. As you see, quenepa can provide numerous health benefits to your body. It may not be so popular or wide known, but there are numerous people all over the world who still consider this fruit to be the best natural remedy for a number of health issues and diseases.
Quenepa can also help with diarrhea. You just need to mix some roasted quenepa seeds with honey.