Ukwa(African Breadfruit)

Abuja State,| Added on: Sep 25, 2020, Ad ID: 890621219060

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Description: African breadfruit (UKWA) is scientifically known as Treculia afrikana. Its is a traditional natural fruit eaten for its nutritional seeds. It can be eaten as a main dish in form of porridge, can be roasted and eaten with coconut or palm kernel as snack, drank also as juice. It helps control high sugar intake ; helps in weight loss while remaining healthy, as it contains 'healthy cholesterol' also known as weight loss cholesterol. Its sort for for its exceptional health benefits... 1. Cardiovascular health as an excellent source of potassium. It reduces blood pressure in the body and regulates the heart rate by minimising the effects of sodium. 2. Resistance against infectious diseases. It contains good amount of antioxidants which helps the body to develop resistance against infectious agents. It also scavenges harmful free radicals from the body that lead to aging and other age-related diseases. 3. Source of Energy. Very high content of carbohydrates. 4. Diabetes. Its fiber inhibits the absorption of glucose from the food we eat, thus controlling diabetes. Others are, aids digestion, omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, dental health, prevents excessive skin inflammation. It contains 38.3% carbohydrates, 15.9% fat, 17.7% crude protein. 100grams provide 7.4% protein. Rich in riboflavin, iron, niacin, thiamine, phosphorus, potassium, copper, magnesium, calcium, zinc, selenium and sodium. I medium breadfruit provide 29mg of vitamin C amounting to 48% of recommended daily allowance.