Sharon Fruit or Kaki Fruit
You’ve already probably heard of the saying “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” but scientists are now claiming that a Sharon fruit a day could save you from a potential heart attack!
The Sharon fruit is a reddish, tomato-like fruit that you can normally buy in the supermarket. Now researchers and several scientists have carried out studies to find out its health-giving qualities in comparison to other fruits—in particular, the apple.
In a journal published by the Agricultural and Food Chemistry today, it comes out on top of the fruit bowl.
Facts About Sharon Fruit or Kaki Fruit
The Sharon fruit was first cultivated thousands of years ago in China and its name varies depending on the country it is found.
Israel growers call it the Sharon fruit or Kaki fruit, Diospyros in Latin and in English it is known as the date plum however, maybe in an attempt to attract more customers to it.
Sharon Fruit of Kaki Fruit Medical Effects
Researchers from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, found that Sharon fruits contained significantly higher amounts of dietary fiber, phenolic compounds and minerals that are vital in combatting atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis is the condition wherein the arteries become blocked. It is also the leading cause of heart attacks, heart diseases stroke.
Another study done by the same team of researchers showed that a Sharon fruit rich diet can improve your lipid metabolism. The Sharon fruit’s high content of fiber, phenolics, trace-elements and minerals makes it perfect for an anti-atherosclerotic diet.
Sharon fruits also contain twice the amount of dietary fiber that apples contain. It is also contains more phenolics and antioxidants than apples. It also contains substantially high amounts of calcium, potassium, magnesium, iron, manganese and sodium.
Eating one medium-sized Sharon fruit a day, according to doctors, is enough to help fight atherosclerosis. However, you should also include other fruits in your diet since they also help combat against heart disease.