With the sweltering heat, summer also brings with it some truly delicious fruits — and we have to say, falsas are one of our favourites!
Juice them, sprinkle them on your salad or eat them raw, this seasonal fruit can be enjoyed in so many ways.
Also read: Three ways to make the most of falsa season
What's best is that falsas are actually a really nutritious snack. And we don't just mean how it's refreshing in the summer and perfect for getting rid of a heatstroke. We mean it's pretty much a super-food.
Here's why you should obsess over falsas this summer.
1) It's great for your tummy
Falsa juice works as a digestive... with added benefits! According to the Encyclopedia of World Medicinal Plants, it will not only help regulate digestion, but also serves as a great coolant and restores hydration to the body during a stomach flu. That's a double win!
According to botanical experts, stomach pain can be treated by drinking falsa juice (but we recommend you consult a doctor to avoid allergic reactions or similar):
Add 3g roasted carom seeds (ajwain) to 25-30ml falsa juice and stir and warm a bit. Drink to relieve pain.
2) It strengthens your heart
Falsas are said to relieve inflammation, which makes it a good heart tonic.
Here's a recipe, but again this is not a substitute for doctor's advice or medicine!
Add a pinch of rock salt and black pepper to 50ml falsa juice and mix well. You can also add sugar for taste.
3) It can scare away cancer
The fruit is full of antioxidants and is used to reduce cancer risk.
This makes it a great antidote for all the potentially harmful foods we consume.
4) It'll satisfy diabetics' sweet (and sour) tooth
That's right, falsa is no guilty pleasure! It is pure joy for everyone!
According to an article published by the Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, falsa is a low glycemic index food, which means it can be enjoyed by diabetics and patients with cardiovascular diseases.
5) It'll keep you young
Wanna know a secret? If a food is naturally purple it's an antioxidant loaded with anthocyanins.
This chemical helps protect collagen and restores youthful skin. It's also known for purifying the blood which means falsas help in clearing out your skin, so munch away for that healthy glow!