Sloes or pacharán: what they are, benefits and properties

Surely many of you are completely unaware of what the sloes, also known as scratchor wild plum. However, things change if we mention the pacharán drink, a shot that is characterized by having a bittersweet flavor since it is produced with this fruit that comes from the prunus spinosa tree, a kind family of the Rosaceae.

The blackthorn fruit is also known as a spider in some regions of Aragon, Burgos, the Basque Country and Navarre. And in Galicia it also receives the name of abruños or ameixa brava. It is characterized by having a bluish or violet color with an oval shape and a somewhat velvety texture.

Since ancient times, endrin has been used as a natural remedy when treating all types of diseases and viral processes. Although it has also had (and still has) a place of the most relevant within the gastronomy when producing jams, jellies and the mythical drink of pacharán that is known by all of you.

Properties of sloes that you should know

Have you been wanting to know more about the sloe? Well there is no problem because through this next section we are going to make a extensive review of the most important properties of this fruit that you must take into account from now on.

Sloes are hypocaloric

As with some strawberries like cherries or strawberries, sloes are characterized by being a totally hypocaloric food.

In this sense, it is possible to consume it when taking a diet healthy and balanced while at the same time we take care of our line and do not take a few extra kilos. For this reason, they are very beneficial to treat the obesity Y diabetes since it reduces blood glucose levels.

They are very rich in potassium, iron and calcium

Sloes are also characterized as an inexhaustible source of potassium, iron and calcium. The truth that these elements are essential for strengthen our body and fight some diseases like anemia.

For its part, calcium will make our bones grow and develop much stronger while potassium will help us concentrate and enjoy a healthier nervous system.

With a high content of antioxidants

These fruits also have a high content of natural pigments such as the antociano and the carotenoid. These two substances are characterized by having all kinds of effects antioxidants for our organism and avoids the segregation of free radicals throughout our entire body.

Also, their flavonoids act as a potent anti-inflammatory natural. They also have anti-tumor effects and therefore reduce the possibility of cancer cells appearing anywhere in our body. All without mentioning that they improve our sight.

Other benefits of sloe for our health

It is normal that after reading all these lines you have stayed with more eager to know some other of the many that benefits who contribute the sloes to know it. But there is no need to worry because through this last point we will make an extensive review for all of them.

  • They have laxative effects. Sloes are also characterized by having a high fiber content, a natural component that will help us say goodbye to diarrhea or constipation. All this will make us enjoy better intestinal health in the long run.
  • They serve to treat colds and flu. Sloes also contain a high content of vitamin C that make it a powerful analgesic that will allow us to treat colds and flu in a completely healthy and natural way.
  • They have astringent properties. This means that blackthorn can also be applied directly on the skin in order to repair it, say goodbye to imperfections and ultimately enjoy a much smoother and softer complexion.

This article is published for informational purposes only. You can not and should not replace the consultation with a Nutritionist. We advise you to consult your trusted Nutritionist. ThemesFruit Foods

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