Sourced from credible suppliers in Ghana, African Star fruit (Alasa) is processed and milled into powder under strict hygienic conditions. The African star apple (chrysophyllum albidum) is an indigenous fruit found in Nigeria and Ghana. It is an unusual fruit that has been proven to have several health benefits.
The African star apple is also known as Alasa, Alasma mba or Adasa mma in Ghana. African Star fruit is rich in vitamins, especially vitamin C, and has low fat content. Vitamin C is a natural antioxidant which protects cells against the effects of free radicals.
Consuming 100g of the African Star Apple offers 14.65g of carbohydrates,9.1mg of Vitamin C (ascorbic acid), 0.049 mg of Vitamin B1, 0.038mg of Vitamin B2,1.1137mg of Vitamin B3 (Niacin),0.49mg of iron 1,92g of total dietary fibre (1.52g of protein,18.85mg phosphorus, crude fibre (4%) Lipids 3% and calcium(17.11ppm)
Alasa contains alkaloids, tannins, saponins, flavonoids and terpenoids and it is a natural remedy for toothache, constipation, sore throat, mouth/gum disease and much more. If you want to lose weight, it can be beneficial as one serving of the fruit contains 67 calories which makes it a good choice for people with weight issues as they get fewer calories consuming it.
For pregnant women, it is suitable in managing morning sickness as the acidic taste of the African star apple prevents the urge to vomit when experiencing morning sickness. In addition, it is also a remedy for lowered blood sugar.