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Check Health Benefits for ‘Alasa Fruit’ African Star Apple

This fruit is known in Ghana as 'Alasa' and has the English name 'African Star Apple.' Learn about its health benefits and why we should eat more of it.

By Stermy 4 Min Read

Most people especially Ghanaians have always been searching for the English name for ‘Alasa Fruit‘ and Townflex.com is here to search you with the answer and as well as educate you on some of its health benefits.

What Is the English name for ‘Alasa Fruit’?

In Ghana, we call it by the local name “Alasa” but the English name for the fruit is known as ‘African star apple‘ with its botanical name as “Chrysophyllum albidum“. It is however is a forest fruit tree commonly found throughout tropical Africa.

African star apple is different from starfruit, a fruit that is commonly consumed in parts of Brazil, Southeast Asia, South Asia, the South Pacific, Micronesia, parts of East Asia, the United States, and the Caribbean.

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alasa fruit health benefits (African Star Apple)
Alasa Fruit (African Star Apple)

Alasa, as it is affectionately called ni Ghana, amongst the Yoruba of Nigeria, it is called Agbalumo while it is called Udara in the eastern and southern parts of Nigeria, and in the northern (Hausa-Fulani) Part of Nigeria popularly known as Agbaluma.

The fruit which is mainly and commonly found in West African countries like Ghana, and Nigeria is not just any ordinary fruit but rather it has some great health benefits as well.

And in this very post, Townflex.com will be sharing with you guys, some of the health benefits it comes with based on research, just stay tuned and continue reading till the end (alasa fruit health benefits).

Health Benefits African Star Apple ‘Alasa’

  1. Preventing and curing heart disease
  2. High water content
  3. Contains compounds that are important for the body
  4. Help In Weight Loss
  5. Low calories (burns Fat)
  6. Natural Anti-oxidant
  7. Good during pregnancy
  8. Fights malaria in Pregnancy
  9. Healthier heart
  10. It aids digestion
  11. Helps in overcoming sore throat
  12. It reduces constipation
  13. Useful for herbal medicine
  14. High content of vitamin C

African Star Apple Nutrients

This is the nutrient Content per 100g of the African star apple (alasa fruit)

  • Carbohydrate 10.49 g
  • Fat 2.49 g
  • Methionine 0.002 g
  • Vitamin B2 0.038 mg
  • Energy 91.09 Kcal
  • Moisture 73 g
  • Vitamin B1 0.049 mg
  • Vitamin C 25
  • Protein 6.99 g
  • Protein 1.52 g
  • Phosphorus 18.95 mg
  • Vitamin B3 1.137 mg
  • Tryptophan 0.004 g
  • Total dietary fiber 1.92 g
  • Iron 0.49
  • Lysine 0.022 g

Disadvantages

Well, as we all already know, this is a very nice fruit which has a lot of health benefits, but everything that has good sides normally does have bad sides too. according to research, taking in too much of the fruit can lead to stomach chills.

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