Health Benefits of Spondias dulcis (kedondong, buah long long, pomme cythere, cajá-manga, manzana de oro, cajarana, juplon, golden apple) for Eye Health, antioxidant, Controlling cholesterol levels, anemia, Increase endurance and many more.
Spondias dulcis (syn. Spondias cytherea), known commonly as ambarella, is an equatorial or tropical tree, with edible fruit containing a fibrous pit. It is known by many other names in various regions, including kedondong in Indonesia, buah long long among the Chinese population in Singapore, pomme cythere in Trinidad and Tobago,Dominica, Guadeloupe, and Martinique, June plum in Bermuda and Jamaica, juplon in Costa Rica, golden apple in Barbados and Guyana, jobo indio in Venezuela, cajá-manga and cajarana in Brazil and São Tomé and Príncipe, quả cóc in Vietnam, manzana de oro in Dominican Republic.
Here are some benefits of Spondias dulcis (kedondong, buah long long, pomme cythere, cajá-manga, manzana de oro, cajarana, juplon, golden apple) for your body:
1. Preventing heart disease
The presence of calcium contained in the fruit kedondong thus plays an important role in maintaining cardiovascular health. By regularly consume fruit kedondong that heart disease will be overcome.
2. Eye Health
The vitamin A in the fruit kedondong thus plays an important role in the health of human visual perception. This vitamin helps distribute items that are received by the retina of the eye to the brain as an image. Compounds that play a role in this regard is retinol.
3. Increase endurance
With the content of the nutrients contained in fruit sugar kedondong the form element in the form of sucrose is certainly very important as the vitality and endurance.
4. As an antioxidant
Thanks to the high content of Vitamin A that kedondong fruit can act as antioxidants. In addition to vitamin A, kedondong fruit also contains vitamin C. Of course, these two types of vitamins is very active as an antioxidant that can counteract free radicals. Both free radicals from the body oxidation as well pollution from outside.
5. Wound healing
With the content of Vitamin A, which helps to maintain healthy tissues in our bodies. Therefore this kedondong fruit can help accelerate the process of wound healing.
6. Overcoming anemia
Iron content in 100 grams of kedondong to 30 milligrams, can assist in the formation of red blood cells. In addition to iron, apparently kedondong fruit also contains vitamin B1 can help the production of red blood cells and increases the flow of oxygen throughout the body and prevent anemia.
7. Prevent premature aging
Not only kiwi and mango are vitamin C, because kedondong also have the same content. The content of vitamin C can protect important molecules, such as proteins, lipids (fats), carbohydrates, and nucleic acids (DNA and RNA) from damage caused by free radicals, toxins, or pollutants. Free radicals are one of the causes of premature aging.
8. Controlling cholesterol levels
In addition to anti-aging, vitamin C contained in fruit kedondong also helps metabolize cholesterol into bile acids, which may have implications for blood cholesterol levels and the incidence of gallstones. So this kedondong fruit useful to control your cholesterol levels.
9. Recovery of body
It certainly can not be separated from the content of vitamin C in fruit kedondong so it can help to keep the immune system and help the athlete in his recovery process after a strenuous workout.
10. Maintain healthy bones and teeth
This is due to the phosphorus content contained on kedondong fruit so beneficial for maintaining healthy bones and teeth.