Mosambi juice: A godsend for neutralising harmful effects of stress and pollution
First Published Jun 1, 2021, 7:37 PM IST
It’s slightly difficult to eat sweet lime as is due to its overabundant seeds and thick rind. But sweet lime juice, on the other hand, is downright divine
Mosambi (sweet lime) is a citrus fruit, which has many points of origin, straight from Indonesia to China. But according to a 2004 report published in the Agriculture Review, the origin of Mosambi points to the hills of Meghalaya and Nagaland. You’ll usually spot people drinking a refreshing glass of Mosambi juice spruced up with chaat masala and kala namak during the scorching months of summer.
Mosambi in fact contains less acid than ordinary limes and is thus praised for its mild and palatable flavour. It’s slightly difficult to eat sweet lime as is due to its overabundant seeds and thick rind. But sweet lime juice, on the other hand, is downright divine.
It tastes exactly as it sounds - it’s ‘sweet’ and yet retains the same essence as a ‘lime’ (sans the mouth-puckering effect).
Powerhouse of Vitamin C: Sweet lime juice is a rich source of vitamin C (ascorbic acid), which is essential for many bodily functions and plays an integral role in our overall health. It is a water-soluble vitamin, which we cannot store in our body and hence we need it from our diet every day, and mosambi juice is a great way to get your daily dose of Vitamin C.
Detoxifies the body: Mosambi juices act as a perfect detoxifying agent by flushing out toxins and neutralising the harmful effects of stress and pollution.
Boosts Immunity: Sweet lime is a powerhouse of antioxidants that help reduce inflammation, regulate the immune system and increase resistance to infections.
Treats Common Cold: Mosambi juice contains Vitamin C, which protects the body from common cold by reducing the frequency and severity of symptoms.
Good for Eyes: Due to its antioxidant and antibacterial properties, sweet lime juice helps protect your eyes from infections and from the development of cataract.
Boosts Energy: Drinking mosambi juice regularly reduces weakness and fatigue, and in fact boosts your energy.
Promotes Healthy Skin: The constitution of vitamins and minerals in mosambi juice makes it a great food for gorgeous healthy skin. It is rich in antioxidant Vitamin C, a vital component for healthy glowing skin.
Improves Digestion: Sweet lime juice contains another vital component - fiber. It regulates normal digestion, keeps the bowels healthy and prevents constipation.