Jamuns For Summer: 5 Unbeatable Reasons To Add Black Plums To Your Diet

Jamuns are extremely versatile too - you can play around with them in the kitchen and turn them into jams, milkshakes, juices, or simply add them to vegetable or fruit salads.

Sakshita Khosla  |  Updated: March 28, 2018 18:47 IST

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Jamuns For Summer: 5 Unbeatable Reasons To Add Black Plums To Your Diet
Highlights
  • Jamuns or black plums are one of the best summer fruits of India.
  • Jamun is referred to as the 'Fruit of Gods' and has multiple benefits.
  • Jamun is rich in iron, calcium and B vitamins.
Deep purple hue, tarty sweet, sour taste and loads of memories - jamuns are olive-sized packets of nostalgia that take many of us back to our childhoods and make us long for simpler days. Most Indians have extremely fond childhood memories of gorging on these beautiful fruits on sunny days, and then checking each other's tongues for a purple patch left behind by the pulp. Jamuns are one of the best summer fruits to gift to your loved ones as they are promises of good health, as well as taste.

Jamuns are extremely versatile too - you can play around with them in the kitchen and turn them into jams, milkshakes, juices, or simply add them to vegetable or fruit salads. Also known as the black plum, the deep-purple fruit is referred to as the 'Fruit of the Gods' and rightly so! One jamun packs in 1.41 mg of iron, 15 mg of calcium and 18 mg of vitamin-C. It is also a rich source of B vitamins.
 
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Jamun or black plum is also known as 'Fruit Of Gods'.

Here are some amazing health benefits of jamuns or black plums:

 
1. Fight DiabetesJamun, or jambol juice, is one of the best dietary cures for diabetes out there. Although, the pulp of the fruit contributes in the fight against diabetes to a large extent, it's the seeds of the fruit that are the real stars in this case. They convert sugars into energy, hence, maintaining the optimum level of blood sugar in diabetics.

(Also Read: Summer Special: Indulge in Jamuns, the Purple Hued Fruit of the Gods)
 
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Jamun, or jambol juice, is one of the best dietary cures for diabetes


2. Improve Digestion

Jamun can improve digestion to a great extent. They can regularise bowel movements and can treat diarrhoea. Jamun juice solves the problems of spleen enlargement and urine retention as well.
 
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Jamun can improve digestion to a great extent


3. Help In Weight Loss

Jamun is very low in calories, and hence, makes for a great healthy snack if you're trying to lose weight during the summers. So, pepper your bowl of fruit chaat with diced jamuns for an addition of taste and health.

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Jamun is very low in calories, and hence, makes for a great healthy snack if you're trying to lose weight


4. Improves Oral Health

Jamuns are believed to be great for treating bleeding gums and also for curing bad breath. The pulp of a fruit is effective against gingivitis, while the juice can even be used as a mouthwash.

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Jamuns are believed to be great for treating bleeding gums and also for curing bad breath


5. Minimises Risk Of Cancer

CommentsJamuns are extremely rich in active phytochemicals such as polyphenols. These contain anthocyanin, which can prevent cancer and even heart diseases
 
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Jamuns contain anthocyanin, which can prevent cancer and even heart diseases


So, now you know! If you needed any more reasons to add jamuns to your summer diet, we've given you five. Time to load up on all the deliciousness of the shiny black jamuns!

About Sakshita KhoslaSakshita loves the finer things in life including food, books and coffee, and is motivated by self-indulgence and her love for words. When not writing, she can be found huddled in the corner of a cosy cafe with a good book, caffeine and her own thoughts for company.

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