The amazing properties of Bravo de Esmolfe Apple in Health
The Bravo de Esmolfe apple is a Portuguese apple variety, essentially from the Beira Alta region, but with origin in a small village that inspired the name of this variety – Esmolfe, located in Penalva do Castelo.
This greenish-skinned fruit, intense flavor and soft pulp, is not only delicious, but has several properties that have been recognized by the scientific community has benefic for our health.
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The properties of the Bravo de Esmolfe Apple
The apple is a nutritious fruit, full of vitamins and minerals, especially vitamins A, complex B, C and E, which act as antioxidants and help to neutralize the effects of free radicals that are formed by aging, pollution and poor diet. In addition, the apple is rich and minerals such as phosphorus, magnesium, sulfur, potassium and iron. Pectin, a fiber found in the peel, provides a feeling of satiety, so moderate consumption of this fruit is recommended for anyone who’s looking to lose weight.
The benefits of Bravo de Esmolfe Apple
The expression “An apple a day, keeps the doctor away” takes a new meaning with the fantastic benefits of the Bravo de Esmolfe Apple. Discover the benefits below that you didn’t know about this apple.
1. It is good for the heart
Studies have revealed that this apple can contribute to cardiovascular health due to its fiber and polyphenol content, which helps to reduce the cholesterol levels in the blood as well as the triglyceride levels.
2. Antioxidant power
This is a variety that has an incredible concentration of bioactive compounds (polyphenols and fibers) and a high antioxidant power. Antioxidants have a neutralizing action on the effects caused by free radicals, which are responsible for certain diseases and premature aging.
3. Helps on the cancer prevention
One study determined that apples of the Bravo Esmolfe variety have phytochemical properties that help the human body to prevent several types of cancers.
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