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Loquat properties

Loquat properties

Mireia Cervera 30 May 2017

The níseros are one of the first fruits of spring. Discover in this post all the benefits for our health that this fruit offers us, as well as tips to choose the best specimens on the market.

Its originit is located in the East, specifically in Japan and China; It was taken to Mauritius by the Jesuits and from there it was introduced to France, where it later spread throughout the Mediterranean region. Today, its cultivation is widespread throughoutthe world both for its ornamental value and for its delicious fruits. The main producing countries are Asia, Mediterranean countries and warm America. In Spain, in Callosa d'En Sarria (Alicante), is the region where medlars enjoy Denomination of origin.

The medlar , also called Japanese plum, is a yellow fruit that grows in clusters of the tree that receives the same name and that belongs to the botanical family of Rosaceae, like othersfruits such as pear, plum, cherries or apple . The medlar has a strong, orange or yellowish skin, which is easily detached.nte. Its flavor is sweet or slightly acidic, and its pulp is yellowish or whitish.

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Nutritional properties

This sweet spring fruit provides a balanced content of sugars and a great richness in carotenes and antioxidant components.

The vitamin contribution is scarce, but its contribution of vitamin A (provitamin A) in the form of b-expensive stands outteno, which also gives it its characteristic orange color. It also has small amounts of vitamins of group B and C. Among the minerals, it is worth mentioning, as in other fruits, their potassium content, also contributing quantityappreciable amounts of magnesium, calcium, and phosphorus.

The medlar is rich in soluble fiber: pectin, which maintains the humidity of the colon and acts as a natural laxative. Very beneficial as it protects the mucous membrane intestinal of toxic substances and prevents the appearance of cancer.

It also contains liver protective substances such as flavonoids and ursolic acids. In several medical studies it has been shown that eating loquatsimproves liver function, being used in the treatment of certain liver diseases such as fatty liver, fibrosis, cirrhosis and hepatitis.

Mireia Cervera Nutritionist Teresa Carles Healthy Foods Group - Flax & Kale