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When Was The Last Time You Ate These? Check Out 2 Benefits Of Turkey Berries

Good things come in small packages. This well-known idiom can rightly describe the tiny Turkey berry. In Ghana, they called it Kwahu Nsusua, Beduru, Tinvii tinvii, Kantosey, etc. They are mostly available in the wild and backyard gardens. The leaves of the berry plant are similar to that of the eggplants. Interestingly, the local name “Kwahu Nsusua” is pronounced rather as “Kwanho Nsusua” which means Roadside or Wayside Berries in Akan.

Turkey berry is a popular food and herbal remedy used in a variety of ancient folk medicine practices. Although it’s very common throughout the world, many people wonder about its best uses and safety.

The miniature turkey berry fruits portray a rather remarkable nutritional profile, being densely packed with high-quality proteins, dietary fibers, apart from vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. It is also naturally low in carbs, calories, fats, making it ideal to incorporate in weight loss diets.

Rich in vitamin A and carotenoids, turkey berry improves eyesight, skin texture and averts chronic disorders. It holds ample quantities of vitamin C, for bolstering immunity and flushing out harmful free radicals from the system. Turkey berry comprises vast reserves of vital trace mineral iron, for improving red blood cell synthesis, in addition to calcium for strong bones. Here are 2 other health benefits of turkey berries which you probably didn’t know about.

1. Prevent and treat anemia

Low iron is one of the most common nutrient deficiencies worldwide. Iron deficiency anemia is a common condition that may develop as a result of inadequate iron intake. It’s associated with symptoms like fatigue, dizziness, and shortness of breath.

Turkey berry is a particularly rich source of plant-based iron and often consumed to treat or prevent iron deficiency anemia.

2. Regulates Menstruation

Turkey berry contains a distinct steroid called sapogenin, which possesses the ability to control hormonal secretions and regulate metabolism in the body. Hence, chewing on some dried turkey berry ensures timely menstrual cycles in women, which are often disrupted due to hormonal imbalance.

So to my ladies, if you have cramps or abnormal menses, turkey berries are a simple home remedy for you.

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