Velvet Apple Fruit Facts and Health Benefits 101

Facts About Velvet Apple

The velvet apple or mabolo, which scientific name is called Diospyros discolor or Diospyros blancoi is an evergreen tree indigenous to the Philippines. The velvet apple is also called Sagalat in Malaysia or Peach Bloom in India. The tree produces gorgeous velvety reddish orange colored fruits for the shape and size of an apple fruit and covered by a velvet-like skin. The fruit in red is extremely prestigious in certain regions, but not really known in many parts of the planet. The velvet apple carries a pleasant gently sweet taste, just like a peach, but comes with an odor that resembles a cheese, which many people find uncomfortable.

Velvet Apple, Mabolo, Sagalat, Peach Bloom 

Health Benefits of Velvet Apple

  • Decoction of the bark of velvet apple is applied to be a remedy to cough and stomach ache.
  • Decoction of leaves of velvet apple is utilized to treat fever and also skin diseases.
  • Velvet apple is used to be an ingredient in medicine to treat diarrhea, dysentery and diabetes.
  • Decoction of bark and leaves of velvet apple can be used for bath to get rid of skin diseases.
    In some Southeast Asian countries, unripe velvet apple juice is applied to wounds. Infusion of the fruit is utilized as gargle to combat aphthous stomatitis.
  • In Bangladesh, the bark and leave juice of velvet apple has been put to use for snakebites.
    The bark and leaves are also used to make eyewash.
  • In the Guiana, velvet apple is used to fight against colds, diarrhea, heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, eczema, stomach ache and spider bite.
  • Apart from the mabolo health benefits mentioned earlier, 12 specific indigenous Taiwanese plants, such as Diospyros discolor, were analyzed regarding their antioxidant activity. Diospyros discolor extracts confirmed to have plentiful phenolic constituents indicating a possible source of antioxidants

Velvet Apple Calories and Nutritional Value

Nutritive Value per 100 g Velvet Apple  
Fat 0.38 g
Protein 0.75 g
Sugar 11.5 g
Potassium 300 mg
Sodium 110 mg
Carbohydrate 6.0 g

Velvet Apple Recipe

Mabolo Bubble Bath Recipe
1 teaspoon velvet apple fragrance
2 oz glycerin liquid
5 oz castille soap
5 cups water
1. Mix all the ingredients together and shake well.
2. Discharge in flowing water, get ready to enjoy the bath along with nutritional water to enhance your skin.

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