Health Benefits of Snake Fruit

Dr. Purushothaman
April 24, 2022

Snake fruit is a descendent of Java and Sumatra in Indonesia. It is a variety of palm tree and is known as Salak. It is mostly cultivated in South East Asia. This wonder fruit has scaly skin and has small thorns on it. The sweet and sour taste filled with juicy goodness is loved by everyone. These days, you will be able to buy them from any supermarket. Both fresh and canned ones are easily available today.

Nutritional value

This fruit is a rich source of pectin and potassium. So it helps in brain development to a very large extent. This is the reason why snake fruit is called The Fruit of Memory in Indonesia. Iron, vitamin C and calcium are also found in this fruit. Hence it is very good for skin, bones and for keeping your healthy and strong.

Great source of protein

Normally, we need to consume sufficient amount of eggs, cheese or meat regularly to get the right amount of protein. Since snake fruit is a storehouse of protein content, you can consume the fruit to get sufficient protein for the body. With the regular consumption of protein foods, you will be able to build muscles and help in properly giving neurological support. It also helps in promoting cell development.

A good antioxidant

Beta-Carotene that helps in preventing heart diseases, stroke and cancer, is found in snake fruit. So it is always better to choose snake fruit than mango or watermelon to get more health benefits.

Perfect partner that helps in weight loss

This is a wonder fruit that can help you lose weight, providing you sufficient amount of nutrients for your body. You get stamina even while you are on a diet since it has carbohydrates and calcium. Even though the fruit is not found in European countries and America, you will be able to find them in many of the stores that provide fruits found in other countries.

Boosts Eye health

Snake fruit has Beta carotene that helps in providing your eyes great health. It helps in providing better vision. This is the reason why the fruit has to be given to kids. The presence of Vitamin A helps in better eyesight, and also improves the ability of the eyes to see in dark or light. Prevent night blindness by consuming the fruit regularly.

Controls Blood sugar level

Having snake fruit regularly helps to lower glucose present in the blood. To control diabetes, consuming the tea made from the skin of snake fruit helps a lot. Thus people suffering from diabetes can gain a lot of benefits from regular consumption of this fruit.

For pregnant women

Snake fruit is good for pregnant women. It helps to reduce nausea and morning sickness, which is normally found in pregnancy. It has vitamins and nutrients that help in the development of the baby in the womb.

Helps to improve stamina

The fruit has protein and potassium that helps in improving stamina to a very large extent. Those who love to work out regularly can have this fruit to get your body filled with energy and stamina. Kids can also have snake fruit regularly for gaining stamina, and also for helping in the body’s growth and development.

How to consume 

The fruit can be consumed fresh after peeling off the skin. The candied, juiced, canned, dried, and pickled versions are also tasty. It is also fried to chips. It is also made to syrup or made into a spread that can be consumed with bread. Regular consumption of snake fruit gives overall benefit to your health. So make sure to include this fruit in your daily diet.

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