Cotton fruit For Diabetes, Muscle And Nerve Health

December 20, 2016

Cottonfruit also goes by the name sandoricum koetjape and it originates from Indochina and peninsular Malaysia. The edible part of this fruit is the inside pulp and it is usually consumed raw.

It can also be prepared with he combination of some spices and including it in your diet can give you amazing health benefits like:

Neuromuscular Health

This fruit contains a lot of potassium which is essential for good health. Potassium is also very beneficial for muscle health and the nerve system. This mineral can really aid in their proper function and promote cardiovascular health.


This fruit is very good for people afflicted by diabetes because it has low glycemic levels and ellevated levels of fiber. Fiber can reduce the sugar retention in the blood and also slow down the digesting process of the cottonfruit thus preventing a spike in the blood sugar levels.

General Benefits

The cottonfruit has astringent properties and can do wonders for the skin and the cosmetics department. The fiber it contains can help expell toxins faster and prevent free radical damage. It can reduce allergy symptoms because it contains sandorium acid. It also promotes weight loss.

Sample Recipe


  • 400g of finely chopped and seeded cottonfruit
  • 3 pieces of chili
  • 250g of slide pork
  • 2 tablespoons of crushed garlic
  • 1 tablespoon of cooking oil
  • 1/2 cup of onions (sliced)
  • 1+1/2 cup of coconut milk
  • 2 pcs. of shrimp broth cube


First soak the cotton fruit in salted water for about 30 minutes and after that drain them dry. Heat the oil with garlic and onion and saute these ingredients. Mix in the pork and shrimp broth cubes and cook for 3 minutes. Add in the cotton fruit and cook for 3-4 minutes.

Mix in the coconut milk and simmer on low heat for 15 minutes. Add in the chili peppers or spice and cook until the cotton fruit becomes softer.

Source: Health Digezt | All About Diabetes | 2BeingFit

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