Main property of Alkekengi
The plant produces edible fruits and, thanks to its therapeutic properties, has been known since ancient times. Alkekengi berries contain minerals such as iron, phosphorus, potassium and calcium and vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, K, C, Betacarotene and also crypto xanthine.
They also contain caffeic acid, oleic acid, linoleic acid, citric acid, saponins, catechins, flavonoids, carotenoids, mucilage and tannins.
Antioxidant: it has a fair content of antioxidants in part due to the good content of vitamin C which helps the body to counteract the activity of free radicals.
Sight: the good content of vitamin A makes this fruit suitable for maintaining eye health and preventing the effects of degenerative diseases typical of old age.
Cognitive capacity: thanks to the presence of antioxidants it helps to eliminate plaques in the cognitive pathways.
Diuretic: alkekengi has strong diuretic properties capable of bringing benefits to our health.
Cholesterol: the juice of the berries, if taken regularly, is able to lower the levels of triglycerides and bad cholesterol.
Its protective properties and benefits for the liver have been demonstrated.
Low Calories: 100 g of alkekengi berries have a yield of 53 calories.
Contraindications: a single precaution, it is better not to consume the berries if you are taking diuretic drugs.