enipap juice is a great source of iron, vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5 and C and minerals like phosphorus, calcium and iron.
Did you know that genipap (American genipa) is one of the foods that are part of food phytotherapy ? For those who do not know much about the subject, these herbal foods (like the fruit) are characterized by contributing to the improvement of clinical conditions such as anxiety, depression, lack of courage and others. Genipap, in particular, is very suitable for pregnant women, people who suffer from respiratory problems and for those undergoing chemotherapy. And one of the best ways to take advantage of the fruit’s herbal properties is to prepare a delicious genipap juice. Take a look at the material to learn the step by step!
How to make genipap juice?
The genipap juice carries all the properties of the fruit. It is rich in B vitamins (B1, B2, B3 and B5), known to invigorate our energy. It is also rich in vitamin C , a powerful antioxidant capable of protecting the body against colds and flu, and minerals such as calcium, iron and phosphorus, bringing together several health benefits.
That said, let’s go to the juice recipe! To prepare it, you will need 1 liter of water, 4 to 6 large genipapes and brown sugar, demerara or coconut to taste. First, remove the pulp of the fruit (internal mass where the seeds are) with the help of a spoon. Put it in a blender with the water and a few tablespoons of the sugar, beat all the ingredients and refrigerate. When serving, strain the juice, add some ice cubes and you’re done!
How to add even more flavor to genipap juice?
To increase the recipe with even more flavor and nutrients, how about replacing sugar with a few tablespoons of honey ? Like genipap, food also has an expectorant effect and is also indicated for the respiratory tract. It is still capable of incorporating good doses of vitamin A (which increase immunity) and has antibacterial properties.
You can also include another natural juice of your choice to spice up your genipap drink – such as orange, lemon or apple juice – and add some mint leaves. It is delicious!
Jenipapo can be used to treat anemia, intestinal diseases and other conditions
In addition to being indicated for patients undergoing chemotherapy and clinical conditions such as depression and anxiety, genipap is a great source of iron . Through its juice, it is possible to treat anemia and prevent vomiting and nausea very common during pregnancy, since the properties of the fruit act directly on the stomach. It is also rich in fibers and diuretic substances, making it ideal for treating intestinal diseases such as constipation .