5 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Agbalumo

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November 2, 2020

There aren’t many people who didn’t grow up sucking vigorously on pieces of agbalumo while contorting their faces because of the sickeningly sweet juice that comes from it. Yes. agbalumo is a really popular fruit in Nigeria. But there are some things we bet you don’t know about it.

Things like:

1) Did you know that the English name of agbalumo is “African Star Apple?”

It’s also known as the White Star Apple. In Igbo, it’s called “Udara,” “Agbalumo” in Yoruba, and “Agwaluma” in the Northern parts of Nigeria.

2) It’s of the species “Chrysophyllum Albidum.”

It’s the same species with the Purple Star Apple. That one looks a lot like agbalumo but, as the name implies, is purple instead of brown.

3) You won’t believe the many health benefits of this small fruit.

Agbalumos are rich in vitamin c and help with weight loss. They are also used to treat sore throats and reduce the inflammation associated with pneumonia and laryngitis.

4) The origin of its English name isn’t as random as you think.

We know. African Star Apple is kind of a weird name. But here’s the low down: Agbalumos contain 4 – 6 seeds which are set in such a way that when the fruit is cut in half, the seeds are arranged in a star formation.

5) They’re not available all year round.

They grow mainly in Nigeria, Ghana, Togo, and Republic of Benin and occurs seasonally between the months of December and April.

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