Guenepa , also known as the Spanish lime is yellowish fruit with sweet and sour taste. It is well know for its exotic flavor and its ability to battle one of the most frustrating ailments of our modern time… insomnia.
This small round fruit is about the size of an olive with a hard skin. Inside you’ll find a very sweet luscious fruit with a jelly like consistency, most people eat them fresh. They can also be made into sauces, desserts, and juice. It can also be used as a substitute for grapefruit.
Quenepa Fruit is full of fiber for lowering cholesterol and preventing constipation, also Vitamin A that boosts your immune system and prevents formation of urinary stones; Vitamin C which is very important as a great antioxidant; calcium which keeps your teeth and bones strong and helps prevent cancer; phosphorus which is important for digestion and regulating hormones.
General Insomnia Statistics
We sleep 20% less than before.
30% of the population suffers from insomnia.
More than half of Americans lose sleep or wake up in the middle of the night .
Up to 60% of people over the age of 60 suffer from insomnia.
Quenepa contains a large amount of tryptophan which is important for good sleep… and lysine which is important for proper growth and for preventing herpes.
List of nutrients in Guenepa:
Vitamins B1, B3, B6, B12 and C
Unsaturated fat acids (linoleic and oleic)
The Quenepa fruit Could Also Be Beneficial For:
Boosted immunity and stopping bacteria
Boosts reproductive health
Lowers cholesterol and triglycerides
Cures skin issues
Mix roasted quenepa seeds and honey for diarrhea
Removal of parasites
Fights lung and urinary issues
Treats kidney issues
Stops flu and bronchitis
Heals gum issues
How Does a Quenepa Taste?
The large seed of the Quenepa Fruit is also edible and can be cooked. Once cooked they taste great. Roasted, crushed, and mixed with honey Quenepa seeds help diarrhea. and in South America roast Quenepa Seeds are used as a substitute for cassava flour for baking. In Colombia, Quenepa juice is a staple and can be bought in stores, it’s sweet and wonderful tasting.
Remember Quenepa Fruit must be ripe otherwise they contain toxins, and because of the large seeds they are a potential choking hazard for children.
By eating this fruit you will boost your brain power and promote healthy sleep. Because this fruit is rich with minerals it is good for the teeth and bones, and antioxidants makes it perfect for battling diseases and free radicals.