Monday, March 8, 2010

Star Apples

It's the Season of Star apple nowadays. Love to eat this milky fruit. It taste better when chilled.

Scientific name: Chrysophyllum cainito
Type: tropical fruit
Common names: star apple, cainito, caimito, estrella, milk fruit, pomme du lait, aguay and abiaba.

Vitamins and Minerals:
calories, moisture, protein, carbohydrates, fiber,ash, calcium, phosphorus, iron, carotene, Thiamin,riboflavin, niacin, ascorbic acid, and amino acids: tryptophan, methione, and lysine.

1. use to treat/prevent diabetes mellitus.
2. seeds can be used as a tonic for treating diarrhea and fever
3. the bark of caimito tree can be used to treat dysentery and LBM.

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