Nutritionists Reveal Reasons Pregnant Women In Nigeria Crave For 'Agbalumo' (A MUST READ)

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The popular African Star Apple, known as Agbalumo or Ciwoh or Udara, that pregnant women crave, has a sour-like taste that holds the mouth, hits the palate and stops one from throwing up or spitting.
These could be some of the main reasons why many pregnant women, who often have these experiences, crave for it.
A Consultant Nutritionist, Matthew Felix, highlighted the benefits of the seasonal fruit in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Ikorodu on Monday.
The fruit, which is botanically called chrysophyllum albidum is mostly cultivated in rural areas and is very common between December and April.
Nutritionists say it reduces constipation, sore throat and aids digestion, which are also common problems of pregnant women.
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“It contains more vitamin C than many other fruits, it is rich in calcium, iron potassium, phosphorous, magnesium, tannins, flavonoids, terpenoids, and phytochemicals.
“Also, it has antioxidant properties that help to fight many deadly diseases. It can also help lower blood sugar and treats heart disease.
“The fruit has low calorie because of its little fat content, and it is found to be ideal for those who are trying to watch weight because it is high in fibre,” Mr. Felix said.
Mr. Felix, however, advised pregnant women to eat the fruit moderately as it could have other harmful effects if consumed too much.
“If you crave too much for the fruit, seek advice from your care giver,”
the consultant advised

dynasty4all at 09:16 PM, 6 Feb 17 (9 months ago)
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UDARA OK NOW
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waffibabe at 09:24 PM, 6 Feb 17 (9 months ago)
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We called it native  banana in my dialet
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zoe61 at 10:40 PM, 6 Feb 17 (9 months ago)
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i just want to eat it right now
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akinmanchy at 10:53 PM, 6 Feb 17 (9 months ago)
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All hail agbalumo

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james987 at 12:18 AM, 7 Feb 17 (9 months ago)
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Nice  Grin Grin Grin
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DrSoba at 06:01 AM, 7 Feb 17 (9 months ago)
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My mouth is watery now, I missed Agbalumo
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LegendaryU at 09:13 AM, 7 Feb 17 (9 months ago)
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Seen
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Larry28 at 09:44 AM, 7 Feb 17 (9 months ago)
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ok
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WhaleDog at 10:37 AM, 7 Feb 17 (9 months ago)
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Lord ! I remember vividly I saw this fruit once and tried once in my life ,ever since have never found it outside of Africa .How I wish

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BournIdentity at 11:57 AM, 7 Feb 17 (9 months ago)
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We don hear...,
     
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morolayo at 12:51 PM, 7 Feb 17 (9 months ago)
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 Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin
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diezo at 05:47 PM, 7 Feb 17 (9 months ago)
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OK NOTED BUT MAKE DEM NO FORGET SAY  PERSON NO WELL ANOTHER PERSON WEY WELL COME DEY  TAKE TABLET FOR PERSON WEY NO WELL NA WHO NO COME WELL?
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ruthie at 10:47 AM, 21 Jun 17 (5 months ago)
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OK O!
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