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Benefits of Star Apple
1. Star apple
Star apple also named (Chrysophyllum cainito) may be round to oblate to ellipsoid and 2 to 4 inches in diameter (510 cm). The peel may be redpurple, darkpurple, or palegreen. It is smooth, glossy, and leathery. In purple fruits, the inner rind is dark purple, and in green fruits, white.
2. known asmean fruit and Chrysophyllum cainito
Star apple also known as Mean fruit, Chrysophyllum cainito, Caimito or Cainito Star apple also named (Chrysophyllum cainito) may be round to oblate to ellipsoid and 2 to 4 inches in diameter (510 cm). The peel may be redpurple, darkpurple, or palegreen. It is smooth, glossy, and leathery
3. Star apple tree leaves
The tree is erect with 830 m tall and has a short trunk of 1m thick. The leaves are evergreen, oval and simple with 26 inches long. The flowers are greenish yellow or purple white with 56 sepals and it has a sweet fragrant smell. The tree has a rapid growth and reaches 20m in height and also it is a self fertile tree.
4. Purple star apples
Purple star apples have a thick skin attached to a rind. The rind of this fruit is usually a dark purple color, and the pulp ranges from a light purplish color to white. The dark purple fruit is 612.5mm thick and have soft white milky sweet pulp. The peel may be redpurple, darkpurple, or palegreen. It is smooth, glossy, and leathery. In purple fruits, the inner rind is dark purple, and in green fruits, white.
5. Green star apple
Green star apple has a thinner skin and rind. The rind and pulp of this fruit are both a milky white color. The leathery skin in green fruit is white and it is 35 mm thick with soft and sweet pulp. The pulp is white, soft, and milky surrounding 6 to 11 seeds. The seeds are contained in rubbery seed cells, and each seed is surrounded by a gelatinous pulp. When the fruit is cut transversely, the seed cells are seen to radiate outwardly from a central core, producing a starshaped pattern.
6. Yellow star apple
Yellow variants are most rare of all, but they turn from green to yellow and grow soft when ripe. Select bright, shiny fruits with no bruises or visible damage. The Star apple tree thrives in warm to hot tropical climates and is not very tolerant of cold and frost, particularly in young trees. Most commonly Star apple trees are grown as home trees or in the wild and along roadsides. Commercial production is currently done on a small scale in southern Florida.
7. Availability of Star Apple in India
Star apples grow in warm temperatures that do not dip below freezing. Caimitos require dry seasons and very rainy wet seasons in order to thrive. Examples of states in India most conducive to growing star apples are Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh Kerala, Goa and Maharashtra. Caimito trees bear fruit in February and March.
8. Taste of Star Apple
Caimitos flesh is juicy, milky, and jellolike, similar to a persimmons. The gelatinous flesh near each seed is especially sweet and coconutty. Despite a mildly sweet and agreeable profile, they are not a particularly bold or controversial fruit. In this respect, they resemble fresh figs: pleasant but mellow. Avoid eating the skin, as its bitter and full of unappetizing latex. Indeed, roughly a third of the fruit consists of the inedible rind and skin.
9. Lose weight
Eating a serving of star apple contributes 3 g of fiber to the recommended daily intake of 25 to 38 g. Fiber provides bulk to your diet, a factor that can make your stomach feel fuller for longer. This can keep you from eating too much, and it may help you lose weight
10. Protact in diabetes
Star apples may have particular benefits for diabetics. Research published in the September 2009 edition of the African Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology indicates that the leaves of this fruit may reduce glucose levels in diabetic rabbits, the same function that insulin serves. Take note, however, that consuming star apple leaves appears to have a toxic affect when eaten in large quantities. More research is needed to determine the effectiveness of star apple leaves to control diabetes in humans.
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