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Ice Apple: The Unique Fruit of South India with Excellent Health Benefits

Have you ever heard of an Ice Apple? You may be wondering about, what it is - is it edible or not, how does it look & taste, and where we can find them?

M Kanika
Ice Apple
Ice Apple

Answering all your questions, let me tell you about one of the most famous seasonal fruit of South India, which we can have during sizzling summer. It is the fruit that comes from Palm trees and can be found anywhere in South India during summer. This fruit is fully loaded with colorless juicy flesh fruit. 

Ice apple has a similar texture to litchi and tastes like sweet tender coconut, its juice has an amazing cooling effect on the body and it is an excellent blend of Sugar & Minerals, which helps in cooling our body during summer. It has different names in different states of India.

The fruit originated in South India and there it is known as nungu. In Telugu, it is called taati munjalu  and in Hindi, it is known as tadgola 

Nutrient Benefits of Ice Apple 

  • Ice apple is a low-calorie fruit. 

  • It provides around 43 calories per 100 grams & 100 grams of carbohydrates.

  • Ice apple is rich in phytonutrients & calcium. 

  • Ice apple contains the amount of Protein, Iron, Potassium, Zinc & Phosphorous. 

  • It has the properties of vitamin C, A, E, K, and B7. 

Reasons why you should add Ice Apple to your summer diet.  

1. During the sizzling heat of summer, the ice apple helps you to be hydrated all day. It has a cooling property in itself which works wonders on the body, lowers the body temperature, and gives the cooling effect naturally.   

2. Ice apple is loaded with potassium and mineral sodium, which helps in maintaining the electrolyte and fluid of the body. 

3. The presence of minerals and vitamins in ice apple, helps in maintaining the immune system strong. 

4. Having ice apples in during summer will help in relieving constipation, nausea, acidity, and several other stomach problems. It gives immediate effect and cures everything including digestion problems. 

5. Ice apple has one of the most amazing properties of phytochemicals, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatory, which helps delay aging.  

6. The presence of potassium and iron in ice apple, helps in protecting the liver from any damage. It promotes liver health and cleanses the toxins of the liver and keep it healthy.   

7. It also helps in curing the rashes & burns of the body. Applying the ice apple directly to the affected area can instantly give you relief from the pain, it soothes the skin & stops the feeling of irritation. 

8. It is considered to be one of the healthiest fruits for pregnant women, as its natural properties ease the pain of cramps, help in digestion and instantly reduce the feeling of nausea.

9. It is also considered to be a very nutritious fruit for breastfeeding women Because it increases the quality of milk.  

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