7 Lanzones Health Benefits

Lanzones is one of those delicious and nutritious fruits in Asia that we can't help but anticipate in delight during the "ber" months. What can I say, it's among those seasonal fruits that makes this part of the year special.

Are you wondering what sorts of health benefits lanzones gives you everytime you indulge in the goodness of it's sweet and sour fruit?

7 Lanzones Health Benefits
7 Lanzones Health Benefits


Lanzones / lansones, also known as langsat, belongs to the mahogany family. It's scientific name is Lansium domesticum.

Here's a list of the health benefits of lanzones.

1. Contains Fiber

Lanzones contains fiber which aids in proper digestion. Every 100 gram of the edible portion of lanzones fruit contains 2.3 g of fiber which is good for your gut health. If you have gut problem like consitipation, this fruit will definitely benefit you.

2. Vitamins and minerals

Lanzones or lansat is both delicious and nutritious. This tropical fruit is a rich source of vitamins like Vitamin B. Every 100 gram of it's edible part contains:
Riboflavin: 124 mcg
Thiamine: 89 mcg
Niacin: 0.9 mg

Lanzones fruit contains small amount of other vitamins and minerals. Every 100 gram of the edible part of it's fruit contains:
Vitamin A: 13 I.U.
Vitamin C: 2 mg
Potassium: 275 mg
Calcium: 20.0 mg
Phosphorus: 30.0 mg
Iron: 0.9 mg

3. Low in Sodium

If you have hypertension or high blood pressure, lanzones is a treat for you. This fruit contains little amount of sodium, only 1 mg sodium every 100 mg of it's edible portion. Not only that, it's also a good source of potassium from which you get about 275 mg per 100 mg of it's edible part.

4. Low glycemic index

Every 100 grams edible portion of lansones contains only 57 calories from 0.8 g protein and 9.5 g carbohydrate. Best of all, this fruit do not contain saturated fat nor cholesterol. It's a delicious fruit diabetics can enjoy since it will not spike their blood sugar level dangerously high.

5. Insect repellent

If you'd like to get rid of those pesky mosquitoes, don't throw those lanzones peels. Dry them under the sun so you can burn them easily. The aromatic scent created when you burn lanzones peel will act as an insect repellent.

6. Antioxidant

Lanzones contains the highest amount of flavanoid among tropical fruits, but, if you're fond of eating lanzones fruit raw, then it may be a disappointment for you to know that it's antioxidant is concentrated in it's seed and peel! I know, shockingly unfair, right?  But, if you can't get them all in one bite then cook'em.

7. Medicinal Wonder

It's not just lanzones fruit that contains health benefits. In fact, various parts of it's tree is renowned for it's medicinal nature. The bark of lanzones tree is used as an alternative medicine for dysentery, malaria, and scorpion sting. It's seed is used as an alternative remedy for fever, ulcer, and intestinal worm. It's leaves is used as a herbal remedy to treat conjunctivitis (red eye).

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