I came upon this what they call super fruit when I posted pictures of wild flowers taken in our backyard in facebook.
A friend sent me this article thru personal message in facebook. I got curious and researched more on this.
I told her that it is not the same plant. So I went to our backyard to look more closely to the plant I took a picture of. Luckily, our farm help was there cleaning the peanut plants. I showed him the photos of the golden berry and he told me that it was not the same as the plant I took a photo of.
He pointed me to another plant which is similar but with a bigger fruit inside the lantern-like fruit.
Lo and behold, the tree he pointed out to me was that of the golden fruit. I took a new photo of this super tree with a close up of its fruit. Now I have to wait for the fruit to ripen and see what is its color and the size of its fruit.
To know more about this so called super fruit, I searched the internet and found some interesting things about it.
Its fruit is similar in shape and structure to that of a small tomato. Since this fruit grows as a wild plant in our place, it is a menace to farmers, reason why it is being uprooted not knowing that there are health benefits we can get from it.
There is still no therapeutic claim for this, here are but some of the health benefits we can get from this super fruit/golden berries:
- Ability to help lose weight;
- Blood sugar management;
- Heart booster;
- Help fight prostate and prevents stomach and colon cancer;
- Source of Vitamin A, B, and C;
- Great diuretic.
Maybe there are more benefits from this wonder fruit that has yet to be discovered.
But like me, this small but super fruit has been taken for granted until someone told me about its wonders.
Just like other things in our lives, almost everything is being taken for granted for and we will only realize its importance if we already lose it.