This unbelievable plant can prevent some of the most dangerous diseases, such as cardiovascular disease and cancer.
Kiwano, horned melon is a traditional food plant in Africa. This unusual plant has a unique taste which reminds of melon, banana, lemon and passion fruit.
Ripe fruit has yellow-orange skin and lime green, jelly-like flesh with a tart taste, and texture similar to a cucumber.
Kiwano is an excellent source of vitamin C, potassium, and iron. Other minerals are: magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, copper, calcium, and sodium.
Seeds contain fatty acids, such as linoleic and oleic fatty oil. Linoleic acid is one of the omega-6 fatty acids are essential for human health. Oleic acid is also present in olive oil, is considered useful in the fight against high blood pressure.
Two anti-oxidants are present in KIWANO a-tocopherol and y-tocopherol. Both are organic forms of vitamin E, which has numerous positive effects on the skin, heart, muscles, nerves, and red blood cells.
Vitamin E also helps to neutralize harmful free radicals, which may lead to chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease and cancer. There is also some evidence to suggest that vitamin E may help reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.
The fruit is consumed fresh, and since it has interesting appearance, it is often used for decorative purposes. Kiwano is excellent in combination with other fruits. It is often present in cocktails, or as an perfect addition to cakes, puddings, ice creams…
Ingredients you will need:
1 kiwano, 3 large kiwifruit, 1 banana, 1 cup yogurt or pudding, whipped cream (cream), cherry for garnish.
How to prepare the dessert:
Chop kiwi fruit, banana and the fleshy part of the fruit Kiwan (jelly part), mix it all. First pour the yogurt or pudding, and then cover with whipped cream and garnish with cherries.