Nutrition Health Benefit of Ginep

It is natural that Guinep Fruit holds a place in the Hall of Fame of exotic Fruits. Scientific researchers, Holistic, and Herbalist have classified Ginep as one of the best fruits one can find anywhere.

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The fruit has fantastic health benefits and strong nutrition levels. Such as Amino Acids (tryptophan and lysine) Vitamin A, and Vitamin C which prove important in boosting the immune system.

As well as Vitamin A in the Guinep fruit Impeded the formation of the unary stone. The Ginep fruit also is a source of Frolics Acid and dietary fiber and which reduces the transit time of the colon.

These are strong-holds that the Guinep fruit works in the treatment of constipation and also lowering high Cholesterol in the body. The fruit is rich in bones and teeth strengthening property which also helps to prevent Cancer, such as Calcium.

Anti-oxidant (phenolic compounds) that prevents cardiovascular disease and stroke. While at the same time the phosphorus in Guinep fruits regulates hormone and stimulates digestion.

Tryptophan found in the Ginep fruit works as a” sleep booster”, it helps in the production of Serotonin, which is a hormone that affects the sleep process. Because Serotonin is active in the mood improvement, Guinep works grate in mental health.

Due to strong antioxidant properties in Ginep fruit, the seed roasted crushed and mix with honey proves beneficial for digestive issues like stomach pain and diarrhea.

Because of amino acids called L-lysine in the Ginep fruit strong ability to inhabit and destroy the herpes virus, for some time Guinep is used to treat patients with the virus.

How to Eat Ginep

Bite the ripe fruit in half to burst the thick skin, remove one half of the skin from the beige coloured pulp then suck on the sweet pulp to remove it from the stem area of the remaining skin.

Suck until seed only is left. You can save the seed for roasting if you want. The Ginep seed can be boiled as well as roasted.

Safety precaution

When roasting the seeds be careful as the heat tends to burst the thick membrane causing a sense of aggression. You should use a roaster or an enclosed pot or container to roast your Guinep seed.

The Ginep fruit is enjoyed in many different ways. You can use the fruit to make a delicious nutritious juice.

How to Juice

Remove the skin from the fruit. Place fruit into a large bowl or pot. Boil the amount of water to satisfy your needs. At boiling point, pour boiling water on Guinep fruit in container cover for about twenty minutes.

Or until cold enough for you to use tour fingers to massage the seeds in the warm water to remove the pulps from the seed. You can use a clean cloth or towel to do the massage if you please.

When finish, strain and sweeten with your favorite sweetener to taste, you can add Ginger, Lemon, sweet orange, or Rum if you like boosting or mixing your drink. Add ice or place in the refrigerator to chill then serve

Eat Only Ripe Guinep

Some Ginep depending on the soil quality where the tree is grown, some Ginep is sour, or acidy, enough to edge your teeth, you might want to use the sour ones in juicing.

Unripe Ginep

The unripe Guinep may have contained toxins. Which is Cyanogenic Glycoside? If consumed it changes into poisonous hydrogen Cyanide. Be careful when allowing small children to eat Ginep, as the seeds sometimes escape down the child’s throat and cause choaking.

Where to Buy Ginep

During the Ginep season which is mostly in the summer months, you can buy Guinep wherever you see it selling. In the Caribbean, you will see people selling Guinep among some other seasonal fruits along the roadway.

The hold the fruits out to passing vehicles, as well as some of the venders,  have stalls at strategic points along the road where you can buy ginep. You will also see the fruit in some supermarkets as well as in the local market.

Getting Rid of Guinep Stain.

Not to worry, if Guinep stains your clothes. As ugly as it’s stain looks on your clothes, you need not to panic, nor try to remove the stain.

You will not be able to remove the Guinep stain while the crop in season or the tree from which the ginep comes have remaining fruit.

You should wash as normal, dry, and put away that garment until the season is over. Even if you do not wash that garment again once the crop is over, you will notice that you do not see the stain anymore.

You might be wondering where it goes, or if it is the wrong garment you are looking over. It will be the correct clothes. But the stain goes with the crop.

What do you think; are you laughing? Do you know of another powerful nutritious tropical fruit that stains even more miserable than the Ginep?

What is Ginep Fruit?

Ginep fruit is a small oval green marble shape sweet nutritious delicious Summer fruit. It has many names, depending on its country of origin.

Here are some names by which the fruit is known. You can identify the fruit by the name you know: Skinip, Honey Berry, Mammon, Mamoncillo, cinema, Spanish Lime, Limoncillo.

Keep in mind that the fruit is low in fat and calories.  Meaning it can help in weight loss. Which makes it one of the best nutritional fruits available in the market these days

Leaves and Roots

The Ginep leaves boiled as tea treats intestinal dysfunctions. The root is boiled as a tonic. Ginep is a favorite popular fruity snack when in season in Jamaica, never wonder why the Jamaican Athleeth is so strong.

They consume much of the Jamaican fruits including the Ginep. Their motivation and strength came from the nutrition and health benefits that come from the nutritious and delicious tropical fruits.

Ginep is Green in colour and is of a shiny green or brownish-green when ripe. It bears in bunches from two up to twelve and even more at some places.

Some birds will alert you when the crop begins to ripe, as you will see and hear them singing in the Ginep tree. It is hard to emphasize all the purposes of this exotic fruit; however, the pulse is about thirty to thirty-five percent of the seed in its shell.

Ginep bears in bunches, people often cut the branches in order to harvest the fruit safely.

As the limbs are brittle and the fruit hangs downward due to the weight, it could be dangerous if climb.

Nutritious facts about the Fruit.

Rich in Vitamin Minerals and phytochemical components. It is part of the Caribbean food group, for its mineral, fiber, and vitamin content.

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Measurable quantiles of Calcium, Phosphorus, Iron, Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin C as also the Amino Acid Tryptophan and L-Lysine.

A study done on Guinep shows anti-diabetic food because of proteins in Ginep which lower blood sugar levels. The Ginep fruit is low in calories, fat, and it is Cholesterol free.

Some people say if you want to lose weight just keep eating Guinep all day long it will keep your bowels busy. The leaves of Ginep can boil and make into a tea which is excellent for intestinal problems.

Including irritable bowel syndrome (SBS) infections, constipation, peptic ulcers, bowel inflammation, Stomach Pain, and even some anal problems.

The roasted Guinep seeds can ground into flour for baking. Columbia Guinep Juice is a staple made available in stores. I am Dorcas. If you are on the page until now I would love to hear from you. Please let me know what you think in the comment section below.

  1. I’m always on the lookout for superfoods and the way you described ginep it sure sounds like it might fall into this category. 

    I have heard of limoncello and used for soap etc it just smells beautifully. Is this the same fruit? I’m definitely sold on trying this one out with so many health benefits.

    It should be safe to eat for anyone right?

    • Hello Petra; thanks for your comment. Limoncello is the same Ginep you know by that name. If you try it it will do you good. Anyone can eat Ginep, I always cracked the seed in four parts and give to my small children. 

      Because if it is nutritious, delicious and good for me, I want it to be the same for them.

      Dorcas

  2. Wow, this is such a fabulous post on health. I have heard of honey berry but never of ginep. The other names make the fruit sound like a herb though. I like how you outlined all the possible things we need to know about the fruit even up to how to remove it’s stains. I like that the fruit can help to burn fat as I really need to right now and thank goodness we just in summer… perfect…Thanks for the info, I enjoyed reading this

    • Hello Kenny; thanks for your comment. Honey Berry is one of the names that Ginep is called. The name, however, will not dampen its quality. All of its healing nutrition ability remains.

      I like to tell the whole truth about any products that I write about so that users get the full benefit and avoid any possible harm or side effect the fruit might have caused.

      Dorcas

  3. When I look at a website, the first thing I look for are images, or anything that might gauge my interest.  Next, I look at the topic and poor grammar.  I don’t actively search for bad grammar but if it jumps out at me, I’ll let you know. 

     You had an image at the top and you had a picture of what you were talking about which gave a professional look for your website.  It actually looks like it’s been around for a while.

    This isn’t a topic I’m interested in, but when I read about the way the fruit needed to be prepared, I got a little curious and it kept me engaged.  The fact that you need to cook the fruit a certain way and that it could hurt your teeth if it isn’t ripe is interesting.

    I really tried to find some errors, but I couldn’t.  Great job on the article.

    Have you actually used this fruit before or do you have any friends that cooked it?

    • Hello Ibrahim; thanks for your comment; Let me answer your question first. I am addicted to Ginep when it is in season. I ate it without reservation.

      I am glad that you did not found any error in my work, that tells me that I am doing something worthwhile. Thanks again.

      Dorcas

  4. I have not heard of ginep fruit but certainly good to know giving its nutritional values. I doubt if I can get this fruit at where I am in Asia. The descriptions you have given seems very close to a few of our tropical fruits, mainly longan, lychee and rambutan. The color of the fruit may be different but I believe the texture and flavor are very similar. 

    Thanks for sharing the information on ginep. I may not be able to try it here but good to learn something new.

    • Hello Sharon; thanks for your comment. Ginep is in some Asian countries but may be called by some other names. You can get ginep products to buy on eBay. I was having some issues that is why you do not see the product with the eBay link in the post.

      Dorcas

  5. Interesting Dorcas,

    I’ve heard about Gineps before and back when I was younger, my grandmother used to make juices from them and they have a wonderful taste too! If I were to juice it, is it okay if I just peel it and simply add the whole fruit to the juice for a quick blend? It would save me a lot of time and I can make a lot of batches under 30 minutes 😀

    • Hello Riaz; thanks for your comment. I confess, I a somewhat addicted to ginep in its season. I am not sure if blending the whole seed and sop together would be a good idea, the uncooked seeds are strong is stain tasting. 

      However, you could try a few and see how it tastes, then you can decide on how you should pursue it.

      Dorcas

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