Friday, January 20, 2017

Health benefits of carambola juice

Carambola is a popular tropical fruit considered to be native to India, Malaysia, China,Indonesia, Taiwan, the Philippines, Australia and Florida.

The water content in fresh carambolas often exceeds 90%, Juice extraction can be done simply by crushing and pressing. The juice yield is normally more that 60%. Carambola is a good of vitamin A and vitamin C. The fruit also contains a significant amount of organic acid, especially oxalic acid.

Carambola fruit is a good source of natural antioxidants such as vitamin C, carotenoid and phenolic compounds. The total carotenoid content was 22 ug/g fresh weight. High antioxidant activity has health benefits such as protection against cell damage.

In Ayurvedic medicine, fruit juice is recommended to aid in digestion and reduce high body temperatures and as a natural eye drop to improve vision. In Vietnam, fruit juice is used as an eye slave and for the amelioration of high blood pressure. In Brazil, fruit juice is recommended as a diuretic and as a treatment for eczema.

In some countries, intake of juice is considered useful to relive from excessive intake of alcohol.
Health benefits of carambola juice
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