Health benefits of hog plum

What is hog plum?

Hog plum known as June plums, yellow mombin or monkey mombin are a oval shaped small mango like juicy fruit.  It naturalized in parts of Africa, India, Bangladesh, Sri-Lanka, The Bahamas, Indonesia, and other Caribbean islands. The fruits have a sweet and sour taste like as avocado in tropical countries. Hog plum belongs to the spondias genus.

Why hog plum is good for delaying human ageing?

Free radicals are linked to human ageing and a source of diseases. There are lots of essential vitamins and nutrients present in hog plums that fight against free radicals and delay human ageing.

Following are some of the nutritional benefits of hog plum:

  • Good for digestive health

    Hog plum provides an excellent fiber source. This fruit is juicy with as a unique sweet and sour taste. Hog plum is low in calories and high in fiber. As it is high in fiber, it improves our digestive system enhancing bowel movements and lessening the chances of constipation. Additionally high fiber foods, such as hog plum, in your diet can lower your both diabetes and heart disease.

  • Improves Haemoglobin production

    Hog plum is high in iron. Iron is a mineral that is necessary for the transportation of oxygen in our body. Iron-deficiency, anemia is the most common nutritional deficiency in the world. A 100 gm serving of hog plum contains 3.2 mg of iron. If we eat 100 gm of hog plum daily then it will meet 18 percent of our required daily need.

  • Contains high amount of vitamin “C”

    Hog plum is an incredible source of vitamin “C”. Good quantity of vitamin “C” is important for overall health and body functions. More importantly maintenance and repairing of bones and teeth and healing of several diseases. Vitamin”C” is one of the antioxidants that protects harmful oxidation processes caused by free radicals in the body. Vitamin”C” helps improving the production of protein collagen in human body.  This collagen protein found on human skin. It functions to make the skin healthy, firm, and free against wrinkles.

  • Enhances bone health

    Hog plum contains some calcium, vitamin “K”. This calcium, vitamin “K” are helpful for strengthening the bones.

  • Promotes muscle strength

    Hog plum contains small amount of Thiamine. Thiamine is useful for strengthening human muscle.


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