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White Star Apple

White Star Apple

The season for White Star Apple or African cherry otherwise known Agbalumo(Yoruba) or Udara (Igbo) is here. This reminds me of my childhood days in the village during xmas. We will stay under the Udara tree with my cousins, waiting for it to fall. I just discovered that is sweet and sour fruit has loads of benefits.

BENEFITS
  • It is also an excellent source of vitamins, irons and has high ascorbic acid than orange.
  • A study by researchers at Covenant University Ogun State, Nigeria showed that it lowers blood sugar and cholesterol, and could be useful in preventing and treating heart diseases.
  • The cotyledons from the seeds are used as ointments in the treatment of womanly and dermatological infections in Western Nigeria.
  • Findings revealed that the bark of the species was locally used for healing coughing, icterus and yellow fever while the leaves were used to treat malaria, high blood pressure and anemia.
Sweet or sour I love it. Recently I bought very sour ones, I tried eating it but couldn’t so I had to be creative with it and wow, I scored a goal. I incorporated it into my mango and low fat plain yogurt ice cream and it’s mind blowing.

Nutritional Data (100g of pulp/flesh only)

  • Calorie – 61 kcal
  • Carbohydrate of which sugars) – 11g
  • Protein – 2g
  • Fat – 0g
  • Fibre – 3g
  • Vitamins: – A, C
  • Minerals: – Iron, Calcium

White Star Apple
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Servings Prep Time
3 People 5 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
3 People 5 Minutes
White Star Apple
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
3 People 5 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
3 People 5 Minutes
Ingredients
Servings: People
Instructions
  1. Remove the seeds and skin of the star apple, remove skin of mango and cut out fruit from the seed.
  2. Add the star apple, mango and yogurt into the blender and blend till its smooth. Pour in a container and put in freezer for a while just so it lightly freezes but not entirely very hard.
  3. Dip in your spoon and enjoy.
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