With a deep-purple hue, and sweet and sour taste, Jamun is one of the most favourite fruits in Asia. And if you like in India, you would resonate with the nostalgia that Jamuns bring. Most of us would have memories of gorging on this small, olive-shaped fruit during our summer break in the afternoons. Not only did we gorge on them, but would also pluck them fresh from the plush Jamun trees around!
Health Benefits Of Jamun:
Jamuns (or black plums) aren't just incredibly delicious but comes with many health benefits. They are replete with antioxidants and vitamin C which can help strengthen the immunity. The low calorie-content in Jamuns may also help in losing some extra kilos! Jamun is also high in fibre, which helps keep you satiated and full for longer time. The fibre in jamuns is not easily digested by the body, so it passes fast through your system without causing the blood sugar levels to spike. This is mostly why many nutritionists advise to eat more fibre-rich foods for weight loss. Besides this, jamuns are known to enhance digestion, which further helps in your weight loss management.
(Also Read: 5 Jamun Recipes To Try At Home)
So, if you are looking to shed some kilos, adding jamuns to your diet may help you achieve that. We have got a perfect balance of healthy and tasty. Here is a jamun salad recipe compete with the goodness of cucumber and summer special mangoes. In the recipe, mangoes and cucumber are peeled and cubed, and combined with de-seeded and chopped Jamuns. It is topped with a delicious dressing made with chilli flakes, lemon juice, extra virgin olive oil and a little salt. Mango brings a little sweetness to this salad, if you want you can leave it. Chill it in the refrigerator for a while before serving.
Cucumber is also a great addition to this refreshing summer salad. With 95 percent of just water, low-fat, low-calorie and low-carb content, cucumber is easily digestible that further aides digestion. It doesn't weigh down your tummy, leaving you feeling light, hydrated and energised.
Find the full recipe of Jamun salad here.
Try it at home and let us know your experience in the comments section below.