Cotton fruit, also locally known as Santol fruit (Sandoricum koetjape), has a physical characteristic of being round, yellow fruit with white, juicy insides with inedible seeds that tastes sour when unripe tastes sourly sweet when it ripes.
- Cotton fruit is known to be first seen in the territories of Malaysia, southern Laos, and Cambodia. They have been cultivating it since aged times. Cotton fruit trees are known to bear fruits during the late spring and can produce almost twenty thousand fruits for a year; imagine those number of fruits; it is enormous!
- Cotton fruit is known to help lessen the risk of getting diabetes or lower its symptoms because it is rich in fiber and has a low glycemic index. Fruits that are rich in fiber and low in glycemic index are known to help decrease the movement of digestion, at the same time regulating blood sugar levels. With that process, Cotton fruit can also be an excellent help to those people who are trying to lose weight.
Aside from that, Cotton fruit’s pulp is known to have Byronic acid and Sandoruim acid properties that can help alleviate allergies. Ingesting Cotton fruit daily will make your skin look firm and young-looking because of its astringent properties that are also present in anti-aging beauty products.
Also, Cotton fruit gives off energy because it is rich in carbohydrates. It is also rich in vitamins B, C, iron, and calcium that is good for maintaining a healthy body and strong bones.
Cotton fruits are versatile that they can be ideally used after their harvest. It can be tasted as sourly sweet, handily picked from the tree; to eat it, you have to break off its skin because it is pretty thick and eat the fleshy part by sucking it out from its seeds.