Spanish Plum also knwon as Spondias Purpurea , Seriguela is a species of flowering plant in the cashew family, Anacardiaceae, and is native to the tropical regions of the Americas.
Spanish Plum fruit is easily found in the homes of Brazilians, especially those who live in the South and Southeast regions. Brazil is recognized as a country rich in fruit diversity and this “quality” should be used whenever possible. So the tip is to run to the nearest fair looking for a small but very sweet little fruit: Seriguela.
Native of South America and Central America, it is widely consumed in the Brazilian Northeast, being more common to find it in the months of December and January . In addition to the wide variety of forms of consumption, seriguela is excellent for health .
Want to see just why Spondias Purpurea ,Seriguela is so good?
1. Improves Digestion
The Spanish Plum is rich in fibers, so it helps in proper bowel functioning, preventing and aiding in the treatment of problems such as diarrhea, dysentery, and gas thus improves digestion.
2. Helps in Weight Loss
This large amount of fruit fibers is essential to promote a sensation of satiety, thus spacing the time the body returns to hunger. In addition, every 100 grams of seriguela contains only 76 calories, and it is rich in vitamins and many other essential nutrients.
3. Reduces Cholesterol
The Spanish Plum also helps reduce the levels of bad cholesterol, LDL, thanks to the fibers and properties it possesses.
4. Combats Anemia
Because it is rich in iron , seriguela helps fight anemia, as it benefits the process of oxygenation of the cells, strengthening the whole organism.
5. Strengthens the Immune System
The presence of iron and other nutrients, such as vitamins A, B and C, calcium and phosphorus, make seriguela an excellent ally for strengthening the immune system in general. It is so good for this purpose that it is even used to treat debilitating diseases such as dengue.
6. Heals Wounds
The seriguela also has cicatrizant effect, being very useful and effective in the treatment of wounds and burns.
7. Give Energy
The carbohydrates present in the fruit, as well as iron, act in a way to energize the body , in general. This is why it is indicated for sportsmen and to minimize the effects of fatigue on the body.
8. It is Diuretic
Syriguela reduces swelling in the body, as it is composed of 75% water. Foods that contain lots of water are diuretics naturally.
9. Helps in the proper functioning of the body
It is also rich in antioxidants, thus preventing the action of free radicals, which degenerate the cells of the body, facilitating the entry of diseases and premature aging.
10. Relieves spasms
The great amount of vitamins, potassium, and calcium that the seriguela provides to the body nutrients essential to minimize spasms, involuntary contractions of the muscles, that usually occur by a deficiency of such mineral salts.