Nutrition and Health Benefits of Quenepa fruit
Quenepa fruit is one of the most exotic fruits in Puerto Rico, also known as mamoncillo, Spanish lime, limoncello, mammon fruit and many other names. Most people eat them fresh… but quenepa fruit is also great for juices, and desserts. It must be ripe because they contain toxins if are not ripe. If you can’t find them regularly then you can find them in Mexican and Asian markets.
Health Benefits of Quenepa Fruit
Helps sleep thanks to a large amount of tryptophan in quenepas.
Helps with asthma because it contains resveratrol and caffeic acid to soothe asthma
Prevents the formation of urinary stones
High amount of calcium keeps teeth and bones healthy and strong
High amount of phosphorus helps to regulate hormones
Anti-diabetic fruit because some proteins in Quenepas can lower blood sugar levels.
How to eat quenepas fruit (video)
Nutritional Properties of Quenepa Fruit
Rich in vitamins C, B, and A, fibers, calcium, zinc, phosphorus, and iron, it also contains important nutrients such as niacin thiamine and riboflavin.
It contains antioxidants
Rich in tryptophan
It contains lysine that makes sure that calcium is absorbed.