Properties and curiosities about fruits

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Its Latin name is tamarindus indica, in Spanish: tamarind, palxuchuc (in Mexico), Catalan: tamarinde, Galician and Portuguese: tamarinheiro, French: tamarin, tamarinier des Indes, English: tamarind, Dutch: tamarinde, German: Tamarinden and in Italian: tamarind.

Thanks to the Arabs, it became known in Europe in the Middle Ages, where due to the nutritional properties of its bittersweet, refreshing and laxative pulp in large quantities, it became something well-known but at the same time exotic.

It reached the American continent through the Spanish, probably at the beginning of the Colony. Its cultivation spread rapidly in the tropical areas of our country, especially in the states of Michoacán, Guerrero, Oaxaca, Chiapas and even Yucatán, where it is known as pah-ch'uuk. In Acapulco, tamarind is found in the wide variety of sweet enchilados.


Food very rich in vitamin A, B3, B6, C, manganese, potassium, phosphorus, iron.

It prevents numerous types of cancers.

Lowers cholesterol.

It is antioxidant.

It is ideal for healing wounds caused by trauma, cuts, burns, surgery.

Helps in the formation of new tissues, in problems of broken bones, muscle strains, ligament rupture.

Reduces hypertension, protects the digestive system and allows us to have skin in good condition.

It helps to keep the skin in good condition and to have shiny and beautiful hair, at the same time that they will protect us from the sun's rays, allowing us to show off a more beautiful and safe tan.

It is suitable to prevent constipation.

This fruit would be considered as a good aphrodisiac.

It allows to eliminate excess water from the body.

Watermelon allows us to maintain stable blood sugar levels that reduce the feeling of hunger and prevent us from eating other less suitable foods.

Ideally, eat it between meals.

It is normally eaten fresh or as a flavoring in some drinks.

In Mexico, watermelon is grown mainly in the states of:

- Jalisco with 20.2% of the total national production.

- Nayarit with the cultivation of the cambray watermelon.


There are many types of grapes, they are basically classified into two varieties: white and black grapes. In turn, each of them is divided into different classes, such as muscatel grapes, used to eat raw or for the production of muscatel wine, Corinthian grapes with which wonderful raisins are made.

Contains vitamin B and potassium.

It is one of the main detoxifying foods.

Ideal for patients suffering from rheumatism, gout, arthritis, kidney problems, hypertensives, arteriosclerosis.

Inhibits the growth of cancer cells.

Grape seed extract prevents the appearance of cancers, such as breast, prostate or colon.

Prevents constipation.

It has laxative properties.

It constitutes a natural energy source for athletes, students, growing children or people with low blood sugar levels.

Lowers cholesterol.

Prevents myocardial infarction.

It is useful against diarrhea: Cook vine leaves in water for 15 minutes and drink it gradually during the day.

Grape juice lowers fever and its leaves hemorrhoids.

Externally, the grape protects and beautifies the skin because it moisturizes it.

The pulp of this fruit spread over the face in the form of a mask for 20 or 30 minutes is a good resource to eliminate wrinkles.

It can be used to reduce inflammation in the eyes if a bath with the sap of this fruit is applied to them.

White grape vinegar can be used to remove yellow stains from the nails (Clean the nails with a soft brush soaked in vinegar).

It can be eaten fresh, to make desserts, sweets, jellies, jams, in perfumery and carpentry.

- The area where the vine is grown in Mexico is in:

Ensenada (Baja California Sur), in the "world wine belt" that includes the valleys of Guadalupe, San Antonio, Santo Tomás and San Vicente.

-The state of Queretaro, which contributes 2.8% of the total national production.

-Sonora with 75.7% of the total national production of industrialized grapes and 89% in fruit grapes.


Contains provitamin A and vitamin C.

Aphrodisiac fruit.

Ideal as a supplement to the daily diet, thanks to its high fiber content, which therefore offers laxative and diuretic properties.

Cures gum diseases, scurvy, toothache and teeth.

Helps cleanse the blood.

Fights colds, it is very effective in diseases of the bronchial tubes.

Acts in cases of heartburn and constipation.

Fight throat infections, hoarseness, fevers and bronchitis.

It is an excellent auxiliary to make fomentations, in cases of blows or sprains, relieving the affected area.

It is used to make drinks, juices and in the preparation of some desserts.

The mango is produced in the following states of the Mexican Republic:

* Chiapas: Ataulfo ​​mango.

* Oaxaca with 32.3% of the total national production.

* Sinaloa: Mango Keitt and Kent.

* Veracruz in the municipality of Ignacio de la Llave: Mango manila.


Contains vitamin C, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium and iron.

It is antioxidant for which rejuvenating properties are attributed to it.

It heals, increases defenses and serves to prevent infections and cure them.

It stimulates memory, is a laxative and helps eliminate intestinal parasites.

It helps reduce the risk of multiple diseases, including cardiovascular, degenerative and even cancer.

Property to improve or prevent anemia, benefits people who carry out a diet to lose weight.

It is used to prepare desserts.


It is rich in fiber and vitamin C.

Very suitable for circulation, fights hypertension.

Helps eliminate intestinal gas and heartburn.

Eliminates diarrhea, helps in the treatment of obesity.

It is diuretic so it is highly recommended for those who suffer from gout, arthritis and cellulite.

It is used to deflate tendons, helps in problems of sprains, dislocations, back problems.

Its juice is antiseptic, therefore it helps in throat and mouth inflammations.

Helps reduce inflammation in those who suffer from hemorrhoids.

It is a good aphrodisiac.

Disinfects and heals wounds.

Helps eliminate wrinkles and keeps skin firm.

It is used to prepare desserts, eaten fresh or as a juice.

Mainly in the state of Veracruz, smooth cayenne pineapple is cultivated with a production of 82.8% of the national total.


Unique flavored fruit. They contain iron, folic acid, salicylic acid and Vitamin C.

It is a fruit with diuretic and antirheumatic properties, it will help against uric acid, gout and arthritis.

It is ideal for lowering the level of cholesterol in the blood.

It is anti-inflammatory and astringent (against diarrhea).

Mouth sores can be cured with the leaves of this fruit.

It is mineralizing, has anti-anemic and restorative virtues.

A very suitable fruit in the growing season.


It is very useful, a cleansing diet with this food to eliminate toxins from the body.

Its fruits are very suitable in dietary regimens, its use is recommended with diabetics.

Due to its boron content, its consumption is recommended during menopause.

The crushed leaves of the strawberry and applied to the skin are a good remedy to prevent wrinkles.

Ripe strawberries should be kept in the shade and in a place protected from heat and humidity.

It is widely used in the preparation of jams and cakes. Its young leaves can be eaten as a vegetable.

Guanajuato and Michoacan are two of the states of the Mexican Republic that grow strawberries.