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The Importance Of The Horned Melon (Kiwano)

The Kiwano also known as horned melon,thorn melon is scientifically known as Cucumis Metuliferus.It is a unique fruit that has orange skin and spikes on its outer surface.

It is however very pulpy inside.The Kiwano fruit resembles a kiwi due to its physical appearance.The taste of the horned melon is similar to that of bananas and passion fruit.

The peel of this unique fruit is full of essential nutrients,vitamins,organic compounds and minerals.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has considered this fruit to be an essential fruit for fighting malnutrition and treating illnesses.

The health benefits of Kiwano fruit(Horned Melon) are :-

Rich In Antioxidants

A-tocopherol and y-tocopherol are the major antioxidant contents in the horned melon.They aid in keeping the blood vessels and nerves healthy as well as in neutralizing the free radicals in the body.

This helps in flushing out harmful substances from your body therefore protecting you from various critical illnesses such as cancer.

Improves Digestion

Kiwano is rich in dietary fibers that work in improving the digestion process.

The basic function of fiber is that it works in facilitating a healthy digestion.

It prevents serious medical conditions such as colon cancer and gastric ulcers.

Reduces Pre-Mature Aging

Kiwano is rich in vitamin C.Vitamin C is a critical nutrient for the body.

Kiwano aids in the production of collagen and in the repairing of damaged skin and organ tissues.

Regular consumption of this powerful fruit prevents the early symptoms of aging such as blemishes,spots and scars.

Strengthens Your Bones

Kiwano is greatly rich in a multitude of minerals such as calcium,since and others.

The calcium in Kiwano is so important as it helps in the development and growth of bones.

Kiwano has a powerful calcium storage capability which is important as it helps in the treatment of bone related issues.

Promotes Good Eye Health

Kiwano contains a high amount of vitamin A which aids in improving one's eyesight.

Vitamin A is usually a kind of carotenoid with powerful antioxidant properties.

This antioxidant is essential as it inhibits macular degeneration and also eliminates the free radicals that cause various eye problems such as cataracts.

Cures Diabetes

Kiwano is such an important fruit for people who are diabetic. This is due to its rich amount of magnesium that helps in the management of blood sugar.

With time,people who are diabetic may slowly recover when they consume this powerful fruit.

Treats Iron Deficiency

For people who suffer from anaemia,Kiwano fruits is perfect for them.The good news is that this fruit is powerful as it restores the haemoglobin levels for anaemic people.

This is because Kiwano contains a high level of iron and other essential nutrients.It has been described as a 'natural drug' for treating anaemia.

Maintains Heart Health

Kiwano seeds contain linoleic acid which is essential as it strengthens the heart muscles and aids in improving your overall cardiovascular health.

It is advisable to consume this powerful fruit to balance your cholesterol levels and prevent heart complications.

Helps With Cancer Treatment

Horned Melon/Kiwano is rich in antioxidants that aid in preventing the formation of carcinogenic e substances and free radicals in the body.

Patients who are recovering from cancer treatment are highly advised to consume this fruit.

Good For Hair And Skin

Kiwano fruit's nutritive element works in improving your hair's strength if you consume it daily.

Kiwano's high level of antioxidants and organic compounds work in preventing blemishes and spots on the skin.

Kiwano also contains citric acid which adds a glow to the skin and makes it youthful.

With all that amazing information,make sure you add this amazing fruit into your diet.To enjoy it,cut it in half and scoop the contents with a spoon and enjoy!!

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