Quenepa. It sounds strange, but it had incredible health benefits. You may know it as Spanish lime, and it works well in improving the brain’s clarity and beating insomnia.

Quenepa comes from the north of South America; it’s also grown in Central American and in the Caribbean. The flesh of this lime is tender and soft, like jelly almost, and covered by a hard shell. Its color is orange or yellow. It is most often combined with chilly, limes, and a bit of salt to complement its sour and sweet flavor.

Experts say it’s a cross between lychee and lime. It’s quite well-known in the United States, due to its similarities to limes.

This miraculous fruit is high in numerous nutrients, such as:

  • Thiamine
  • Vitamin C
  • Protein
  • Amino acids
  • Iron
  • A Variety of Minerals
  • Tryptophan
  • Tannins
  • Vitamins B1, B3, B6 and B12
  • Unsaturated fatty acids (oleic and linoleic)
  • Fiber
  • Riboflavin
  • Niacin
  • Calcium


It’s also rich in fiber, which helps keep cholesterol low and can relieve constant constipation.

Quenepa is also high in vitamin A, which can stop urinary tract stones from forming and boost the immune system. It full of phosphorous, which can balance hormones, regulate the digestive system, lower blood pressure, and heal problems related to asthma.

It high amount of calcium helps build strong bones and strengthen the teeth. Furthermore, its antioxidants prevent cancer and free radical damage.

Phenolic compound, found in quenepa, boosts the immune system and prevents heart disease. Those are only a fraction of its health benefits. It’s no wonder people believe it’s the healthiest fruit on Earth.


Quenepa also:

  • Gets rid of parasites
  • Stops the flu and bronchiti
  • Boosts the immune system and stops the buildup of bacteria in the body
  • Prevents and treats kidney problems
  • Stimulates red blood cell production, preventing anemia;
  • Alleviates gum infections
  • Improves the reproductive system’s function
  • Prevents and treats urinary and lung infections
  • Lowers triglyceride levels and high cholesterol
  • Heals skin issues
  • Relieves constipation


Mixing a few quenepa seeds with honey can treat diarrhea as well. Furthermore, quenepa is rich in many important nutrients, making it one of the best fruits to eat for your health.

So what are you waiting for? Now that you know how beneficial quenepa is for you, it’s time to incorporate this fruit into your diet ASAP.

Source: Healthy Food Team