Facts About the African Star Apple.


Chrysophyllum albidum,African star apple or cherry is a fruit that comes from tropical Africa but is known and widely consumed in Nigeria.

Fact 1: Various names has been attributed to this fruit , among the yoruba’s – agbalumo, the igbos’s -udara and many more. you can drop a comment on what it is called in the comment box

Fact 2: Fruits must fall to the ground before it is eaten
The interesting thing about this fruit is that some people pluck the fruit before falling naturally to the ground. When they eat it, the taste of the fruit is usually acidic. However, when african star apple falls naturally to the ground, the fruit will have a very sweet taste because that means the fruit is ripe with a dark orange color. Which do you like more? Acid or sweet? When you find yourself in Africa try not to pluck the fruit, pick from the ground

Fact 3: Insects enjoy the fruits too
For your information, according to a study, insects that can be of disturbance in this fruit. Usually a soft scale insect Coccus hesperidum L. on the fruit that is still raw and fruit flies chasing the ripe ones. Be careful the insects enjoy the fruit as much as humans

Fact 4: African Star Apple Nutrients
This might be boring but it is required
African star apple has nutrients :

Nutrient Content per 100g of african star apple
Energy 91.09 Kcal
Carbohydrate 10.49 g
Protein 6.99 g
Fat 2.49 g
Moisture 73 g
Vitamin C 25
Vitamin B3 1.137 mg
Vitamin B1 0.049 mg
Vitamin B2 0.038 mg
Iron 0.49
Total dietary fiber 1.92 g
Protein 1.52 g
Phosphorus 18.95 mg
Tryptophan 0.004 g
Lysine 0.022 g
Methionine 0.002 g
Moreover, african star apple content 119 calories, total fat 6 g, 683 mg potassium, 10 g of total carbs, with 4 g of calcium. Furthermore, african star apple content tannis, flavonoids, terpenoids, proteins, carbohydrates and resin.
I will continue with the health benefits of African star apple in my next post

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