Sathukudi (Sweet Lemon): Health Benefits And Recipes

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Sathukudi (Sweet Lemon): Health Benefits And Recipes

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Sathukudi is the Tamil name for sweet lime/lemon. Sweet lime is from the family of lemons. It is a citrus fruit with a little touch of sweetness.

We all know what sweet lime is, but with a different name, mosambi. It is natively from the southern area of Iran. But for us, mosambi juice is the most vital thing during summer. 

The juice is drunk immediately after it is taken out, as it gets bitter if kept for a long time. Sathukudi is mostly used to make fresh juice and is most commonly consumed when you feel unwell.

Mosambi ka juice comprises various health benefits. Ayurveda also says that the daily intake of sweet lime/mosambi can cure digestive problems, throat pain, nausea, and viral infection. 

So all the Mosambi lovers, keep reading the blog to know more about your favourite fruit.

Table Of Contents 

1. Nutritional Value Of Sathukudi 

2. Health Benefits Of Sathukudi

3. Side Effects Of Sathukudi 

4. Sathukudi Recipes

5. Dietitian’s Recommendation

6. The Final Say

7. FAQs

Nutritional Value Of Sathukudi

Mosambi, a citrus family member, is low in acidic acid and very high in vitamin C. Here are the nutritional values of a 100g sweet lime/mosambi: 

  • Calories- 43 kcal
  • Carbs- 9.3g
  • Protein- 0.7g
  • Vitamin C- 50g
  • Calcium- 40mg
  • Potassium- 490 mg
  • Phosphorus- 30 mg
  • Sugar- 1.7g

Health Benefits Of Sathukudi

Sathukudi has l. We have listed a few of them! Have a look! 

1. Relieves Constipation Issue

The acids in mosambi help remove toxins from the body. The fibre content in the fruit helps promote smooth bowels. Along with pulp, It is advisable to consume sathukudi juice by adding a little black salt to relieve constipation.

2. Improves Digestion

The flavonoid content in sathukudi helps to boost the secretion of digestive juices, which helps to improve digestion. Sathukudi also assists in aiding bowel and gastric troubles. Also, sathukudi is excellent for people suffering from vomiting, nausea and diarrhoea.

3. Curbs Peptic Ulcers

The flavonoids named limonin glucoside may contain detoxifying, anti-carcinogenic and antioxidant properties. Which helps to heal peptic ulcers and oral ulcers.

4. Reduces The Chances Of Scurvy

Scurvy results from Vitamin C deficiency, which shows symptoms like bleeding gums, flu, cold, cracked corners of lips, and ulcers in the tongue and mouth.

Consumption of sathukudi at regular intervals provides a good amount of vitamin C, which reduces the risk of Scurvy.

5. Boost Immunity

Vitamin content in the sathukudi helps to boost immunity and makes it stronger and more resistant to infections. Sathukudi can also boost heart function.

6. Cures Respiratory Issues

Sathukudi oil, also known as bergamot oil, contains anti-congestive properties that keep respiratory issues at bay. These anti-congestions are available in the market in vaporisers, inhalers, and balms.

7. Reduces Inflammation

Vitamin C helps to reduce the inflammation in the joints, so consuming sathukudi helps to lower the chances of rheumatoid arthritis. Also, it curbs the symptoms of osteoarthritis.

8. Lowers Urinary Disorders And Gout 

Potassium in the sathukudi helps remove extra water from the body and detoxify the body, which keeps the urinary tract healthy and curbs urinary disorders.

Also, it may help reduce gout symptoms as sathukudi contains antioxidants that help remove uric acid from the body and lower gout.

9. Helps To Cure Dehydration And Sunstroke

Sathukudi is rich in minerals and vitamins, which help reduce dehydration and sunstroke. It also helps to replenish the body with vitamins post-workout. It also relieves muscle cramping.

10. Cures Jaundice And Tonsillitis

Sathukudi juice helps promote liver function and is also advised by doctors to consume while suffering from jaundice. Likewise, vitamin C helps to cure flu and cold by boosting immunity and also helps to treat soreness of tonsillitis.

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Side Effects Of Sathukudi

Sathukudi is a citrus fruit. They can sometimes induce allergic reactions in a tiny percentage of people. If consumed excessively, citrus fruit can lead to nausea, vomiting, and digestive problems. 

After eating this fruit, brush your teeth because the acidity of the fruit can cause cavities and wear away tooth enamel.

Sathukudi Recipes

1. Sathukudi Sharbat

A sweet and tangy sharbat to beat the heat, which cools our body from the scorching heat. This sharbat is the best choice to cool your summers and is a perfect welcome drink. 

Ingredients

  • Sathukudi juice- 1 glass
  • Lemon juice- 1 tbsp
  • Salt for taste
  • Sugar/ honey- 2 tsp
  • Cumin powder- ½ tsp
  • Mint leaves 
  • Chilled water- ½ cup

Preparation Method

1. Take a bowl to add the sathukudi juice and lemon juice. 

2. Add sugar/ honey with salt and cumin powder and mix well.

3. Add chilled water as per your choice and mint leaves

4. Serve chilled.

2. Mari-Mari Juice

Mari- Mari juice is the perfect blend of sweet pineapple and tangy sweet lime with spices. This juice is a proper balance of the sweet taste of the fruits and salt, making this juice a perfect delight. 

Mari-Mari juice is also an essential form of hydration when one is going through the weight loss process. 

Ingredients

  • Pineapple juice ice cubes-  5-6 cubes 
  • Powdered sugar- ½ tbsp
  • Sathukudi juice- 1 cup
  • Jeera seeds- ⅛ tsp
  • Black salt,  as per taste

Preparation Method

1. Blend the sathukudi juice, pineapple cubes, and powdered sugar in a blender.

2. Add black salt and cumin seeds and blend them again, and serve chilled.

3. Sathukudi And Bell Pepper Salad

A tropical salad with a hint of bell peppers and mustard. This salad is quick and easy to make. It also combines many colours and sweet and tangy flavours of all the ingredients. 

Ingredients

  • Sathukudi- 1, diced 
  • Bell peppers- ⅓ cup, chopped into thin slices
  • Lettuce- 1 cup, chopped into rough pieces
  • Cucumber- ½ cup, chopped into cubes 

For dressing

  • Salt to taste
  • Lemon juice- 1 tsp
  • Black pepper powder- ¼ tsp
  • Mustard seed powder- ⅛  tsp

Preparation Method

1. Mix all the salad ingredients in a bowl and top it with the dressing and toss well and serve chilled. 

2. Sweet lime/mosambi is also a vital part of liver detox fruits, as it helps to keep the body hydrated.

Dietitian’s Recommendation

Sathukudi is the most vitamin-rich fruit with numerous health benefits. Moreover, it is a boon during summer to beat the heat.

Here are some remedies and tips and tricks followed by my clients to cure some ailments

  • If you have bleeding gums, you can simply mix it with black salt and little water and apply it to your gums. You will find relief from bleeding gums if used regularly.
  • For asthma patients, sathukudi juice with some dry ginger powder and cumin seeds helps to relieve the cough that occurs due to asthma.
  • For soreness due to tonsils, warm water with sweet lime juice and honey mixture helps ease the tonsils. 

- Dietitian Akshata Gandevikar

The Final Say

Sathukudi is readily available in India throughout the year. This fruit is rich in vitamin C, which helps to reduce the chances of infections and scurvy symptoms. 

It also helps treat stomach ailments like constipation, nausea, and vomiting. Besides that, it is also great for the skin and is used as a detoxifying remedy. Moreover, sathukudi is used to make toffees, cakes, jams etc. 

FAQs

1. In which vitamins and minerals are Sathukudi potent?

Sathukudi are rich in vitamin C and potassium.

2. What is the best time to consume sweet lime?

Consuming sathukudi in the morning is best. It helps boost metabolism due to many vital nutrients and minerals.

3. Is sathukudi harmful?

No! There are no side effects of consuming sweet lime.

4. How sathukudi good for the skin?

It contains a good amount of vitamin C, making the skin look plump, young, and healthy.

5. Can pregnant women eat sathukudi?

Yes! Pregnant women can eat sweet lemons but consume them in the morning rather than in the evening. Also, try to drink their juice quickly as the juice gets bitter as time passes.

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