Health Benefits of Rowal fruit

Rowal fruit scientific name Pangium edule his a tall tree in the Flacourtiaceae family and is native to the mangrove swamps of Southeast Asia, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.

The fresh fruit and seeds contain hydrogen cyanide and are deadly poisonous if consumed without prior preparation.

The seeds are first boiled and then buried in ash, banana leaves and earth for forty days, during which time, they turn from a creamy white colour to dark brown or black.

The method relies on the fact that the hydrogen cyanide released by the boiling and fermentation is water-soluble and easily washed out.


The Rowal fruit consists of a considerable amount of copper which is essential for healthy growth and health.

Thus, it is necessary to include this mineral in balanced levels in your regular diets.

Magnesium found in Rowal fruit is associated with lowering the risk of coronary heart diseases. Helps to reduce the chance of having a stroke.

Magnesium deficiency increases the risk of abnormal heart rhythms, which increases the risk of complications after a heart attack.

So, consuming the recommended amounts of dietary magnesium supplements can be beneficial to the cardiovascular system.

It has been, suggested that regular consumption of Rowal fruit can remove minor health problems like muscle weakness, numbness, fatigue and similar ailments due to the presence of phosphorus.

According to various health articles, the seed kernel is only consumed in most provinces after extensive processing to remove the toxic substance, hydrogen cyanide.