Tamarillos are full of the mineral potassium, antioxidants and vitamin C. After berries and citrus Tamarillos are one of the lead sources of natural vitamin C. They are an excellent food for building resilience to day to day stressors of life and helping us to feel and look our best.
Potassium is bountiful in Tamarillos, and it has an important role controlling fluid balance in our cells. In some instances, plenty of dietary potassium can help lower blood pressure and ensure impulses travel across cellular fluids to carry the nerve impulses that control our muscles.
There can also be acidic conditions in the body, minerals will be sought to alkalinize the situation. Potassium can fulfill this role leaving the alkalinizing mineral, Calcium, available for retaining bone density. Inadvertently, a healthy diet which includes potassium can help maintain our bone health.
Alongside potassium, Tamarillos also can contribute copper and manganese to our diets. Copper is essential for building components of our blood and it is also an important co-factor for processing Iron. It is thought by some to be lost in food processing, so natural raw sources like that offered in Tamarillos are very useful to us.
There are also good amounts of the vitamins B1 and B6 in Tamarillos. While we are familiar with the B vitamins being essential for maintaining energy levels, the vitamins B1 and B6 have also special functions in helping with the synthesizing of neurotransmitters like serotonin and GABA. Neurotransmitters are the physiological reason we feel highs and lows, calm and excited. They can run low, or be excessive. GABA is released to calm us down after an adrenalin rush. Serotonin, also synthesized with the help of the B vitamins, is a feel good transmitter that we definitely want a good supply of!
Tamarillos are a unique source of many nutrients that can contribute to your health and wellbeing, both in terms of how you feel day to day, and having a longer term preventative role.
Information supplied by Steph Askeur