Benefits of alquejenje, a tropical fruit with interesting nutritional properties, thanks to its content of provitamin A, vitamin C and group B.
The alquejenje is a tropical fruit, which in South America is usually known by the names of El Cabo gooseberry or capullina, from where it is originally and highly consumed.
Regarding its fruits, we can distinguish some characteristic leaves that surround it, while its fruits have an appearance similar to that of cherry tomatoes when they are somewhat greener.
Its flavor is sweet and very refreshing, thus becoming an excellent fruit to enjoy in summer (especially in the last months of summer), thanks not only to its refreshing power, but also to its water content.
Benefits of alquejenje fruit
From a nutritional point of view, one of the main benefits of alquejenje comes from its richness in vitamins, especially its high content of provitamin A, and to a lesser extent, vitamins of group B and vitamin C.
As you know, provitamin A is ideal for natural eye care and protection. While vitamin C helps maintain a good immune system, in turn improving cell metabolism.
It is a fruit low in calories and fat, so that 100 grams of alquejenje provide only 53 kilocalories and 0.70 grams of fat. In addition, 11.2 grams of carbohydrates and 2.2 grams of protein.
It also provides pectin, so that it can become an interesting nutritional remedy in case of occasional constipation. In addition, it is useful in reducing kidney stones.