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Aizen Fruit

Introduction of Aizen fruit

            Scientific name - Boscia senegalensis

Aizen or Boscia senegalensis is acknowledged as a potential way out to hunger and a buffer against famine in the Sahel region due to the assortment of useful products it yields. It gives out a lot of produces for consumption, household needs, medicinal and agricultural uses. Aizen fruit is nutrient-rich, pulpy gem which ripens on a palm tree. Containing vitamins B1, B2, B5, ascorbic acid, minerals, iron, potassium, phosphorus and calcium, the maroon scales should be peeled off before eating. The fruit is consumed as it is or can be made as juice, jam or ice-cream as well.

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Nutritional Value of Aizen fruit

Calories 265
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10.5 g 16 %
Total Carbohydrate 11 g 4 %
Protein 3.0 g 6 %

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Consumption of Aizen fruit

When most of the crops are just being planted, the fruits of Aizen are ready at the beginning of the rainy season and a very little other foods will be available to you. It can be consumed either raw or cooked. In general, raw fruits contain a sweet pulp, juices can also be extracted.

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Health Benefits of Aizen fruit


arrow Reduce malnutrition and mortality.

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