What are the health benefits and nutrition facts of Palmyra (aka Nungu) Fruit?

Q. What are the health benefits and nutrition facts of Palmyra (aka Nungu) Fruit?

Answered by
Dr. Suneetha B S
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Nov 28, 2016 and last reviewed on: Jan 20, 2022

Hi doctor,

What are the health benefits and nutrition facts of Palmyra fruit Nungu Fruit)?



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First of all I would like to thank you for asking such a good question.

  • The Asian Palmyra palm or Sugar palm tree is full of healthy stuff. The health benefits of the fruit areas follows.
  • It is a natural coolant for the body. It is known to contain Vitamins A, B-complex and C.
  • It is known to contain essential minerals like zinc, potassium, iron and calcium. Also known to have anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties.
  • Has been used in the treatment of nausea and vomiting and also worm infestation.
  • Has also been used as an expectorant and as a laxative.
  • The sap is used as a tonic, laxative, for treating ulcers and liver problems.
  • The pulp of the fruit is known to cure a number of inflammatory conditions of the skin.

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Hi doctor,

Thanks for your answer. Can you give a little more details about the toddy, a sugary sap, derived from the tree?



Welcome back to icliniq.com.

  • The sap is best when taken fresh. After sometime, it gets fermented and becomes a mild alcoholic beverage.
  • The health benefits of the sap are,
  1. It is a low-fat, highly nutritive food contains protein, carbohydrate, vitamins and minerals.
  2. It acts as a natural coolant and good appetizer. 
  3. It helps improve digestion and cures digestive problems.
  4. It is known to improve anemia.

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