Loquat Nutrients and Health Benefits

Loquats - Loquat Fruit

Today we’ll do a little research on Loquats. Loquat is sometimes called as Chinese plum, Japanese plum, Japanese medlar, or its Binomial name is Eriobotrya japonica. Loquat is a fruit that grows on a small evergreen tree or on an large evergreen shrub. Loquat plant can sometimes grow up to 10 meters (or 33 feet) tall. Loquat leaves are dark green and have a leathery texture. When the Loquat tree flowers bloom their sweet aroma can be smelled from a good distance. Loquat fruit is sweeter when it gets softer and orange in color. According to some people Loquats have a similar taste to peaches, mango, and citrus mixed together.

Some people enjoy Loquats in fruit salads, in pies, in tarts, in jams, as jellies, in chutneys, as canned, or fresh by itself. In Chinese medicine Loquats are very popular for soothing soar throats, digestive system, and respiratory system. These fruits are often used in cough drops or syrups for medicinal purposes. The Nutrients in one cup (or 149 grams) of cubed raw Loquats are: Continue reading