Ojoche tree health benefits
Ojoche, Brosimum alicastrum, Transatlantic, in Nahunta, our mother tongue, one of the dominant trees of the jungles of Mexico and Central America, takes its Latin scientific name from the Greek bosoms, which means edible. In Mexico and Guatemala it is commonly known as -Ramon. Although in some literature says that it reaches 1000 and another says that up to 1,600 mask, in Pena’s Blanca’s we find it at 1,170 meters and 1,230 meters above sea level. It reaches 45 meters, and reaches an approximate diameter of one and a half meters in its trunk.
Its crown is usually pyramidal and dense. It has great buttresses (widening of the base of the trunk) and a fruit with a sweet taste that surrounds a very nutritious seed. However, geographically, local populations of B astronomical display a remarkable variation in height, trunk diameter, bark appearance, date of flowering and seed size. Ramon seed provides humans with an important source of amino acids and is extremely high in fibre, calcium, potassium, folic acid and vitamins A, B and C, in addition to being rich in iron and Aristophanes, a natural relaxant.
In 1975, the US Academy of Sciences included the ojoche in the list of underutilised tropical plants with promising economic value, since each of its parts can be given practical use. Toasted and ground seed is used as a coffee substitute without caffeine or, boiled and ground, is used as very nutritious dough to make tortillas. Latex and bark are attributed medicinal properties and its wood is used for multiple purposes such as furniture and handicrafts.
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