Many people mistakenly think that srikaya fruit and nona fruit are the same fruit because physically, this fruit is almost similar, but when viewed from the classification, this fruit is different.
Miss fruit (Annona reticulata) is still in the same family as srikaya (Annona squamosa) and soursop fruit (Annona muricate).
What is Miss Fruit?
In Indonesia itself, the srikaya fruit is well known for its delicious taste and high calories, while the nona fruit is considered a rare fruit because it is difficult to find.
Compared to srikaya fruit, nona fruit may still be quite foreign to Indonesian people in general. However, it is quite known as red srikaya because the color of the skin of the fruit is red.
Benefits of Miss Fruit for Beauty
Besides being known as a fruit that is quite high in calories, so it is suitable and recommended for breakfast because it is good for energy intake, Miss fruit also has many benefits for those of you who crave beauty without expensive treatments.
- High in Vitamin C
Many people don’t know about the benefits of vitamin C for skin health. Most people only think that vitamin C is only for curing canker sores.
Vitamin C is an important antioxidant for skin health. Vitamin C is also used as the main ingredient in making skin lightening serums. In fact, many of you must have tried injections of vitamin C so that the skin looks white and clean.
And most importantly, natural vitamin C from nona fruit can optimize the production of collagen in the body.
- Helps Optimize Collagen Production
What is collagen? Collagen functions to tighten the skin, make the skin elastic and look more glowing. That means collagen also works to prevent wrinkles and freckles and keep the skin moist.
As you get older, the body will find it difficult to produce enough collagen so that some signs of premature aging will start to appear. Vitamin C as already mentioned above has the main function to optimize the production of collagen.
- Rich in Antioxidants
There are so many fruits that are source of antioxidants which is good for the body because of its high content. Among these fruits is the nona fruit which not only has a delicious taste but also has a fairly high antioxidant content.
As for antioxidant benefits for the skin is to prevent premature aging, dispel the bad effects of free radicals and reduce the risk of skin cancer.
- Brighten Skin
As mentioned in several points above, if you want to have naturally bright skin, you must consume lots of fruits that are high in vitamin C content.
Miss fruit is a type of fruit that contains high enough vitamin C. Consuming this fruit on a regular basis may not make the skin bright automatically but at least it will make the skin look fresher and younger so that it will automatically look brighter.
- Vitamin E to Prevent Premature Aging
In addition to the high content of vitamin C. The lady’s fruit is also very pregnant Vitamin E benefits. Surely you already know what are the benefits of vitamin E for the skin as evidenced by the many health supplements of vitamin E which are specially made to maintain healthy and rejuvenate the skin.
In other words, vitamin E is indeed the best solution to prevent premature aging such as wrinkles and dark spots.
- Caring for the Skin from the Inside
Most people, especially women, only focus on taking care of their skin from the outside. All kinds of day creams, night creams, whitening serums are used to protect the skin from the outside.
But they forget that the skin must also be cared for from within the body. This can be done by consuming nutrient-rich foods that are good for skin health and miss fruit is one of them.
- Overcoming Skin Infections
There are many factors that cause skin infections, hygiene problems are one of them. But there are also types of infections that are acquired as a result of contracting from other people such as those caused by bacteria or viruses.
Nona fruit can also be used to treat infections on the skin such as acne or boils. Simply by applying the nona fruit that has been mixed with salt, the antibacterial content will work naturally to overcome the infection on the skin.
Currently in Indonesia, it is already a little difficult to find Miss fruit. Although the benefits of this fruit are almost the same as the benefits of srikaya fruit but it turns out that there are still many people who plant it in the yard of the house.
Nona fruit compared to soursop or srikaya fruit is indeed less popular even though it tastes no less delicious with the two fruits. With the typical texture of srikaya which is slightly gritty.
In addition to the benefits of miss fruit for beauty, there is also something unique about this fruit where the way to harvest it is to be fast, otherwise this fruit will fall to the ground so it cannot be eaten.
Some people work around this by pocketing the nona fruit, so when the fruit is ripe it immediately falls into their pocket.