Health benefits of Jamun (Black Plum)- by Dietitian Lavleen Kaur

Jamun: health benefits

By Lavleen Kaur  on: 12 July 2014
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With the onset of rains, come the much loved jamuns.

If it is around 10 a.m.in the morning and you hear the melodious voice of a street hawker chanting “jamunooyeeeeooooooo…….jaaamuuuuuun lelooooo…..go out and buy some even if he refuses to negotiate  [:)]  Trust me,Jamun (also called Blackberry/Black plum), the fruit with a sharp sweet and sour taste which turns our tongue purple is loaded with nutrients and has many health benefits which most of us are probably unaware of.

 

Undoubtedly jamun is one of the best fruits for diabetic patients. Jamun seeds (dried and powdered) contain a glucose called jamboline, which has the ability to control the conversion of starch into sugar. It is also helps in reducing the quantity of sugar in urine. A diabetic patient should have 1 teaspoon of this powder twice in a day (morning and evening).

2. Improves immunity and bone strength

3. Helps increase hemoglobin count

According to a study done by Annamalai university, the fruit also helps increase hemoglobin count. Vitamin C and iron, are two nutrients present in jamun that are responsible for this health benefit.

4. Keeps heart disease at bay

5. Leaves of the tree are good for your digestive and oral health

Recipe:
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 0 minutes
Makes 3 small glasses

Method
Mix together all the ingredients and blend in a mixer till smooth.
Pour the smoothie into 3 small glasses and serve immediately.

2. Buying jamun from roadsides may be risky as the fruit may be contaminated by lead and heavy metals from exhaust fumes.

3. Due to its acidic nature, it is usually eaten with a sprinkling of salt.


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