Health Benefits of Batuan / Batwan Fruit
Batwan/Batuan fruit also known as Garcinia Binucao is a famous fruit for Ilonggo and Negrense people. Many people who aren’t Ilonggos or Negrense might not actually be familiar with it. It has a shape similar to a potatoe but instead its color green.
The batwan is under the family of mangosteen. It has a sour taste that isn’t too strong, but it has enough kick to it. But other than its strong flavors, why is it loved by ilonggos so much?
Here are the Top 6 benefits you get from Batuan / Batwan Fruit.
1] Rich in Antioxidants
Foods and drinks with a lot of antioxidants mean they are good in get rid of free radicals in your body. Getting rid of free radicals in your body results to lessening your chances of acquiring some types of diseases.
2] Lowers Cholesterol Levels
Worried about your hypertension or worried you might have it? Fresh Batwan is perfect for those who wish to keep their cholesterol levels low. It has tons of minerals found that would help your cholesterol levels lowered.
3] Helps Prevent Diabetes
The leaf and the fruit of the Batwan are really beneficial for those with common type of diabetes. It helps reduce the imbalance of your blood sugar level. Eating it fresh or adding it to some meals would make the biggest difference to your sugar level.
4] Aids to Your Weight Loss
Researches done here in the Philippines show how there are are anti-obesity properties found in it which can be added to medicine or drinks which can help people who wish to lose weight.
5] Contains Anti-Inflammatory Properties
In cases you have any inflammations in your body, external or internal, the anti-inflammatory properties of the Batwan is perfect for relieving them.
6] Cures Irritated Skin
It can cure your irritated skin just by simply rubbing it to your skin. Use it at least a couple of times a day but not too harsh and watch as the itch or the irritation goes away.
Not everyone is a fan of this fruit when eating it as is, so we have below a number of food recipes where you can use Batuan as souring agent…
Filipino Recipes with Batwan fruit.
There you have it. Try adding this fruit to your everyday life.
- Batuan: Visayas Sour Fruit May Prevent Diabetes | Agrimag: January 2, 2018
By P. J. Restituto
- Effects of various processing methods on hydroxycitric acid content of “batuan” [Garcinia binucao (Blanco) Choisy] fruits by: Bainto, L. C., Dizon, E. I. and Castillo-Israel | International Food Research Journal 25 (Suppl. 1): S13-S19 (December 2018)
- ANTIBACTERIAL ACTIVITY OF Garcinia binucao (Blanco) (BATUAN) EXTRACT ON SELECTED ENTERIC PATHOGENS by: Alyanna Hipe
- Physicochemical Properties, Nutritional and Sensory Quality of “Batuan” [Garcinia binucao (Blco.) Choisy] Fruits by: Elizabeth Quevedo, Antonio Laurena, and Florinia Merca