February 2nd, 2013

We are accustomed to eat fruits like apples, pears, cherries, strawberries, etc. But a very widespread and exquisite, fruit that grows throughout the year, are the medlar: round in shape, similar to the small pears, have yellow-orange smooth skin and a flesh that is juicy and consistent. It is an ancient fruit originating in China and exported to Japan about 2000 years ago and it was initially used as a decorative plant. It was until the mid-18th century that not he realized the properties for health and vitamins that this fruit brings and therefore became a part of the power of the era. Consisting of 85 per cent of aqua, it is a diuretic and fresh fruit that brings only 29 kcal per 100 g. Rich in fiber (very useful for who suffers from constipation and hemorrhoids treatment), especially by pectin, very useful to detoxify and regulate the digestive system. Also has many mineral salts include potassium, very useful to reintegrate the body when it is hot in summer, in addition to small amounts of phosphorus, calcium and iron. It is advisable to buy them when they have a compact and with intact skin, yellow-orange color consistency and keep it a few days in the fridge.


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