Hello! Guess what is back in season? Our beloved agbalumo is here! Every year, I look forward to the arrival of this fruit. It is seasonal, usually occurring just after the harmattan. The English name for it is white star apple or African star apple. The Ibo tribe calls it Udara while the Yorubas call it Agbalumo. It has a sweet and sour taste probably due to the amount of citric acid in it. There are a lot of hair benefits of agbalumo.
Of course, we all know that healthy hair begins with the nutrients we take in from the foods we eat. According to this source, Agbalumo contains more vitamin C than guava or orange. It is also an excellent source of calcium, potassium, phosphorous, magnesium, tannins, flavonoids, terpenoids, and phytochemicals.
Hair Benefits of Agbalumo
So here is how these nutrients help us with hair growth:
Agbalumo contains magnesium which can help create strong hair follicles. A deficit of magnesium in your body will affect your hair growth and can prompt hair loss in an abnormal manner. This could be because your hair follicles need magnesium in order to create strong hair follicles.
According to this source, tyrosine is important for the maintenance of the structural integrity of hair strands and the cells of hair follicles.
A property of Vitamin C which can contribute to its ability to encourage hair regrowth is its action as an antioxidant. This is important in promoting skin health and preventing oxidative damage to the cells of hair follicles. One of the hair benefits of agbalumo is that Vitamin C can also actually stimulate regrowth after hair loss.
In addition to the agbalumo fruit, eating other fruits and vegetables helps to promote the general well-being of our health as well as that of our hair.
So, who has eaten agbalumo recently?