Apple kaki (Diospyros kaki) is the national fruit of Japan, and for her increasing interest in the world. In addition to being extremely healthy and durable, attention is drawn to the beauty of the wood, especially in winter when the bare branches, such as lanterns, remain only orange fruits.
Although it is now considered one of the symbols of Japan, actually comes from Manchuria, where it is cultivated since ancient times. How many apples appreciated best shown by a name that means “food of the gods”. As “east golden apple” from China arrived in Japan, thanks to a Marco Polo in Europe. It is interesting that seeds surviving a devastating operation of the atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki, as evidenced by Japanese botanists.
Depending on the species, the fruit can be round, oval or pear-shaped.Its color is yellow, orange or red, tomato-like.A, the taste is unique and resembles a mix of apricot and peach. In order to feel completely, the fruit should be as mature and then juicy, sweet and can be eaten spoon. Insufficiently mature has a pungent taste, due to the large amounts of tanin
Fresh fruit (or juice) helps with constipation and intestinal inflammation, disorders of digestion, especially while traveling or climate change. Helps with hemorrhoids, stomach disorders, fatty liver, poor secretion of bile and hypertension. Hypertension is a particularly effective freshly squeezed juice, which can take several weeks. Thanks to these apples, in some parts of the former Soviet Union extinct endemic “goiter”. Researchers have found that this is due to sugar and iodine in organic form.
Asian Apple is extremely rich in flavonoids, especially quercetin, which keeps the heart and reduces the risk of heart attack by 20 percent. Protects the body from the harmful effects of free radicals, rich in vitamin C strengthens the immune system, as well as fiber, which lowers bad cholesterol.
In traditional Chinese medicine used for the recovery of energy (chi) and is recommended for fatigue, but not on an empty stomach! Eating in moderation as it contains a lot of sugar and can lead to diarrhea and to a lesser amount as possible consumed by diabetics. The dried ripe fruit is recommended for bronchitis and dry cough. To this end the dry fruit ground into a powder and taken with honey in equal parts or scoop of powder poured into tea.
When the fruit is peeled and dried in the sun, then night, gets white. In this form it is effective in eliminating the parasites in the intestines, stops bleeding and cough, lowers the temperature, helps with hot flashes during menopause.