The Benefit of Local Fruits

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The Benefit of Local Fruits

Warm greetings! do you like to eat fruit? How do you consume it? Whether the fruit is made to rujak,  Es buah or directly eaten? Do you know that our government especially minister of agriculture is promoting the local fruit consumption program ? It is intended that the Indonesian people know their local fruits and also to consume them. AgriTalk wants to help the government to promote local fruit by telling the various kinds and its benefits. And below are 10 kinds of local fruit that we want to tell you. Happy reading!

Fruits are the kind of healthy food that body needs. Indonesia has local fruits that taste very good and also rich in content that is very beneficial to health. The following are the health benefits of Indonesian local fruits.

  1. Sirsak (soursop)

Fruit is perfect if the consumption during the day when the sun. Fresh taste can make the mind fresh again. Soursop is good for people with diabetes because it can regulate blood sugar levels and fight bacteria in the body. Contain a lot of vitamins and the most is vitamin C which is about 20 mg per 100 grams of soursop meat. Because of the many vitamin C content in soursop fruit makes this fruit as an excellent antioxidant to increase endurance and slow the aging process.

  1. Manggis (Mangosteen)

Mangosteen ( the fruit and the skin ) is useful to overcome vertigo and relieve fatigue. This happens because mangosteen contain high antioxidant, antibiotic, and antiviral. Xamthone compounds or anti-cancer compounds that exist in the mangosteen fruit is useful to slow the system of growth of several cancer cells in the colon, as well as liver cancer also able to slow the progression of some cells that trigger leukemia disease.

  1. Belimbing (star fruit)

The content of vitamin E in star fruit is useful for skin beauty. This fruit is also believed to lower blood pressure in people with hypertension. Mature starfruit helps overcome digestive disorders and also serves as an appetite enhancer, diuretic, antidiarrheal, and fever. Extracts obtained through the leaves of star fruit plants have also been used in the treatment of diabetes. In addition, the content of star fruit extract has a preventive effect on liver cancer in animal studies.

  1. Sawo

This brown fruit has antioxidant content and 20% of it consists of sugar. In addition, sapodilla also contains vitamin A, vitamin B, vitamin C, and high potassium content so it is very good if used to maintain the health of blood vessels.

  1. Persimmon

Persimmon is a fruit which is like wearing a powder, because there is a skin on the white parts such as powder. Can be used for maintaining healthy teeth because they contain fluoride as well as useful for maintaining healthy gums and mouth

  1. Pomelo

Pomelo contains  flavonoids, pectins and lycopene. Serves to lower cholesterol, prevent anemia and reduce the risk of heart disease. Pomelo has other benefits, such as explained by the picture below

  1. Salak

Salak pondoh is a type of salak in Indonesia which is known to have the best quality. The sweet and crisp taste makes this fruit quite liked. This brown scaly fruit can relieve a continuous waste of water. This also should not make you consume too much, because you might be difficult to urinate.

  1. Rambutan

Rambutan fruits with characteristic features of hair can be found easily in due season. The fruit is a white-sweet so it is very liked by children and also adults. The content of antioxidants in meat is very large, very good for health. One of the most delicious taste is rambutan rapiah.

  1. Durian

Who does not know this one fruit. The fruit is nicknamed “King of Fruit” which is famous for its distinctive taste and smell. Nutrients contained in durian include carbohydrates, dietary fiber, fat, protein, water, vitamin C and potassium

  1. Jackfruit

Jackfruit or cubadak fruit has many uses. Unripe fruits can be used as sayur lodeh, gudek, or digulai. While the ripe fruit can be consumed directly. Nutrients contained in jackfruit, among others, protein, fat, carbohydrate, vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, iron, and phospor. Jackfruit fruit also contains antioxidants and can prevent constipation. But do not over consuming fruit jackfruit because it can cause gas in the digestive tract

International Association of Students in Agricultural and Related Sciences (IAAS) is the World Biggest Student Association in The Field of Agriculture and Related Sciences. IAAS was founded in 1957 and started with only 8 member countries.For the last 60 years, IAAS has grown into a big organization with 53 member countries and more than 10,000 active members. IAAS Indonesia was found by Mr. Arif Satria on December 29th 1992. By the year of 2020, IAAS Indonesia has 11 Local Committees across the country with more than 1200 active members.

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