Also referred to as kiwano or the horned melon, the thorn melon is one fruit loaded with health benefits you never thought of.

With one fruit going for about Ksh 10 in Kenya, you have got no excuse to miss the goodness that come with this wonder fruit.

Check out some of the health benefits of kiwano:

1. Weight loss

Weight problems are real and if you wonna shed some pounds, this sister fruit to the kiwi will not disappoint you. Kiwano is 80% water which makes you full without packing on weight. Hungry? Make kiwano your best snack rather than reaching out for a burger.

2. Antioxidants

Foods that are rich in antioxidants help in fighting free radicals that cause cancer as well as ensuring that the blood vessels are in good health. It also contains Vitamin E which is good for the skin and heart.

3. Digestion

Since kiwano is high in fiber, it makes digestion easier and helps in preventing constipation and bloating. It also prevents serious medical conditions like colon cancer and gastric ulcers.

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4. Anti-aging

Wonna stay young for life? Make it a habit to consume Kiwano. The Vitamin C present in this fruit helps in detoxifying the skin, production of collagen and repairing damaged skin tissues.

5. Improves vision

Horned melon contains Vitamin A which is known to improve eyesight. Vitamin A has antioxidants properties that eliminate the radicals that lead to eye problems.

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6. Diabetes

Kiwano contains high amounts of Magnesium which helps in proper management of your blood sugar.

7. Bones health

Kiwano is enriched with Calcium and Zinc which are necessary for healthy and strong bones. It also helps in preventing osteoporosis.