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Ice Apple: The Unique Fruit of South India with Excellent Health Benefits

M Kanika
M Kanika
Ice Apple
Ice Apple

Have you ever heard of Ice Apple? You may be wondering about, what it is, is it edible or not, how does it look & tastes, where we can find them? 

Answering to all your questions, here is one of the most famous seasonal fruit of South India, which we can have during sizzling summer. It is the fruit that comes from Palm Trees, and can be found anywhere in South India during Summers. This is the fruit fully loaded with colorless juicy flesh fruit. 

Ice apple has the similar texture of litchi and tastes like sweet tender coconut, its Juice has an amazing cooling effect on the body and it is an excellent blend of Sugar & Minerals, which helps in cooling our body during summer. It has different names in different states of India. The origin of ice apple is South India and is called as nungu. In Telugu it is called as taati munjalu and in Hindi it is known as tadgola 

Nutrient Benefits of Ice Apple 

  • Ice apple is the low-calorie fruit. 

  • It provides around 43 calories per 100 grams & 100 grams of Carbohydrate.

  • Ice apple is rich in phytonutrients & calcium. 

  • Ice apple contains amount of Protein, Iron, Potassium, Zinc & Phosphorous. 

  • It has the properties of vitamin C, A, E, K and B7. 

Here is the topmost reason of why you should add Ice Apple in your summer diet.  

1. During the sizzling heat of summer, the ice apple helps you to be hydrated all day. It has the cooling property in itself which works wonder on the body, lowers the body temperature and gives the cooling effect naturally.   

2. Ice apple is loaded with potassium and mineral sodium, which helps in maintaining the electrolyte and fluid of the body. 

3. The presence of minerals and vitamins in ice apple, helps in maintaining the immune system strong. 

4. Having ice apple in during summer will help in relieving constipation, nausea, acidity, and several other stomach problems. It gives immediate effect and cures the everything including digestion problems. 

5. Ice apple has one of the most amazing properties of phytochemicals, antioxidants and ant-inflammatory, which helps in delay in ageing.  

6. The presence of potassium and iron in ice apple, helps in protecting the liver from any damage. It promotes the liver health and cleanses the toxins of the liver and keep it healthy.   

7. It also helps in curing the rashes & burns of the body. Applying the ice apple directly on the affected area can instantly give you relief from the pain, it soothes the skin & stops the feeling of irritation. 

8. It is considered to be one of the healthiest fruits for the pregnant women, as its natural properties eases the pain of cramps, helps in digestion and instantly reduces the feeling of nausea.

9. It is also considered to be very nutritious fruit for the breastfeeding women Because, it increases the quality of milk.  

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