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8 Benefits of Salak Fruit that are Rarely Known

Jakarta, CNN Indonesia –

Fruit display bark it does not look strange and not tantalizing. But underneath the scaly skin, there are many benefits of zalacca health.

Salak which is scientifically called Salacca zalacca is a native fruit of South Sumatra and Southwest Java as well as other parts of the world and belongs to the family Arecaceae.

Salak Gula Pasir, Salak Bali and Salak Yogyakarta are some of the most popular Salak fruit varieties grown around the world for their delicious taste and beautiful appearance.

Apart from its sweet and slightly sour taste, salak is a good source of nutrients, vitamins and minerals. Eating 100 grams of salak contains 3.9 mg of iron, 0.2 mg of Vitamin B2, 8.4 mg of Vitamin C, 12.1 g of carbohydrates, 38 mg of Calcium, 18 mg of Phosphorus, 0.8 g of Protein, 0.4 g Total Fat and 0.3 g of Total Food Fiber.

Quoting the Health Benefits Times, there are several benefits of salak fruit.

Salak fruit contains nutrients such as protein, beta-carotene, vitamin-C, dietary fiber, iron, calcium, phosphorus and carbohydrates which are good for overall health. This fruit also contains Beta-Carotene which is a powerful antioxidant and works well to prevent cardiovascular disease, stroke, and even cancer. In addition, it contains 5 times more Beta-Carotene than that found in watermelon, mango, and 3 times more than that found in guava.

1. Maintain eye health

According to research by health experts, salak fruit contains beta-carotene which is good for the eyes. For those of you who want to maintain eye health and balance but are saturated because you have to constantly consume carrot juice, now you have another option, which is to swap carrot juice for salak juice. SO incorporating salak fruit into your regular diet is one of the best methods of getting the required amount of beta carotene.

2. Maintain digestive health

Salak is a nutrient-dense fruit consisting of calcium, tannins, saponins, flavonoids and beta-carotene. Because of these nutrients, salak has benefits for the health of the human body. Tannins are anti-diarrheal so salak helps cure diarrhea. Besides that, salak can also treat digestive disorders. It’s good to consume salak and its epidermis, which can prevent constipation.

3. Strengthens memory

The high potassium and pectin content in salak helps improve cognitive function of the body and improves memory.

4. Controlling blood sugar

Salak fruit skin when made into tea helps in regenerating cells in the pancreas which helps to control diabetes. It also contains pterostilbene which is a blood glucose-lowering agent that helps in controlling diabetes. The benefits of this one salak fruit are also good for preventing you from the risk of diabetes.

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