The cedar, useful against cellulite, cystitis and kidney and gastrointetinal disorders, it helps regulate blood pressure. Let's find out better.
> 1. Description of the plant
> 2. Properties and benefits of cedar
> 3. Calories and nutritional values of cedar
> 4. Ally of
> 5. Curiosities about cedar
> 6. A recipe with cedar
Description of the plant
Il cedar (Citrus medica), belongs to the Rutaceae family. It is considered the progenitor of all citrus fruits as it is from the cedar that all the other fruits belonging to the genus derive.
The cedar tree, a medium-height shrub, is typical of Southeast Asia, but has existed in the country since the third century BC. Currently this fruit is widespread mainly in the south of the country, in particular in Campania, Calabria and Sicily.
Properties and benefits of cedar
Il cedar it is a concentrate of nutritional and beneficial qualities for the body and is a real mine of mineral salts and vitamins, in particular Vitamin C.
Furthermore, cedar is widely used in the confectionery industry and for the preparation of soft drinks. To benefit from its qualities, in reality, however, cedar should be consumed fresh, perhaps in the form of juice. A cup of hot water with lime juice, in the morning and on an empty stomach, stimulates the evacuation.
Cedar is rich in flavonoids, in particular of hesperidin, and therefore falls under the antioxidant foodsIt has digestive, germicidal, disinfectant, stimulant and laxative properties.
It helps fight the formation of abdominal gas, is a natural antihypertensive and an excellent one ally in case of cystitis, cellulite and kidney disorders. Finally, cedar stimulates the growth of hair.
Calories and nutritional values of cedar
Cedar has very few calories, approximately 11 per 100 grams of fresh fruit, and is therefore a food recommended in low-calorie diets. In reality, due to its flavor which is not particularly pleasant for all palates, it is rarely eaten fresh and the use of candied citron, which however has almost 190 calories per 100 grams of product.
Furthermore, for 100 g of candied product we have:
- 49,4 g of carbohydrates,
- 17 g of water,
- 3,3 g of fiber,
- 0,2 g of lipids
- calcium 55 mg
- sodio 27 mg
- vitamina C 2 mg
Cedar, ally of
Colon, intestine, stomach, hair, kidneys, cardiovascular system.
Also discover the properties of cedar wood essential oil
Curiosities about cedar
- Cedar is widely used in the cosmetic industry in the formulations of soaps, shampoos and perfumes for the body and the environment.
- Cedar, thanks to the quality and quantity of flavonoids it contains, has become the symbol of the National Cancer Patient Day.
- With a few drops of cedar essential oil in a bottle of almond oil you get an effective lotion against the blemishes of the cellulitis. However, cedar essential oil should not be used during pregnancy, breastfeeding, and children. After applying it to the skin, it is advisable not to expose yourself to the sun.
A recipe up your sleeve
Have you ever done the cedar jam? It is very fragrant and suitable for the preparation of pies and for a nutritious breakfast. Here is the recipe.
Ingredients: a kilo of fresh cedars, 700 grams of sugar.
Procedure: wash the cedars and remove the peel. Bring the peel to a boil and then remove the water. Add the pulp of the fruit and the sugar to the blanched peel. Cook, stirring constantly, for about two hours. Immediately put the jam in the jars. Don't forget to write the preparation date on the jars. Homemade jams can be stored for no more than 12 months.
The cedar among the ancient and forgotten fruits of January