This fruit that has a unique shape like a star turns out to contain many antioxidants that are beneficial for our body’s health, you know!
Star fruit can be divided into two types, namely sweet star fruit (Averrhoa carambola) which has a star-like shape with a sweet taste, as well as wuluh starfruit or vegetable starfruit (Averrhoa bilimbi) which tastes sour.
Young star fruit is usually light green in color and turns yellow to reddish when ripe. Westerners used to refer to this fruit as star fruit because of its star-like shape when sliced crosswise.
Some of the nutritional content found in star fruit are protein, carbohydrates, minerals, calcium, iron, phosphorus, vitamins, and antioxidants that can ward off free radicals. Star fruit has a number of benefits that are good for the health of the body.
Based on the book written by Health Secret Editor published by Elex Media Komputindo entitled Starfruit Antioxidant Miracle, The following are some of the benefits of star fruit for body health.
1. Prevents cancer and thrush
The content of vitamin C contained in sweet star fruit has a function as an antioxidant to increase immunity and act as an antidote to free radicals.
Free radicals are the source of the emergence of cancer cells in the body. Star fruit is also able to help prevent the spread of cancer cells.
2. Overcoming dengue fever and malaria
Dengue fever can be cured if the patient’s immune system is in optimal condition. To reduce fever when exposed to dengue fever, you can use a concoction of star fruit leaves.
Meanwhile, to treat malaria, you can use sweet starfruit and dried starfruit flowers. Starfruit flower itself has a characteristic sweetness and is efficacious as an antipyretic or fever reducer.
3. Smooth digestion and overcome less fluent urination
Another benefit of star fruit is that it is able to overcome less fluent urination by boiling 30 grams of fresh star fruit leaves, then drinking the water instead of tea. Star fruit can also facilitate digestion because it contains fiber needed by the body.
Those are the three benefits of star fruit for the health of our bodies. It turns out that there are many benefits. We can process star fruit into various interesting processed foods and drinks for daily consumption. Of course in portions and doses that are not excessive.