native to North America, have low concentrations of saponins. If you
consume large amounts of saponins, they can become toxic. However, you
can still enjoy buffaloberry by thoroughly cooking them to break down
the saponins. The saponins, although toxic, offer several health
benefits even after you have broken them down.
The Benefits of Buffaloberry
1. Contain Cancer-fighting Elements
Buffaloberries contain cancer-fighting elements due to the presence of lycopene. The berry has anti-inflammatory properties, which you can also use to treat other ailments such as sores, arthritis, swelling, and body aches that affect joints and muscles.
Study: Researchers revealed that buffaloberry contains high levels of lycopene, higher than that of tomatoes and other fruits available on the market.
2. Beneficial for the Respiratory System
Buffaloberry benefits the respiratory system and acts as a good remedy for tuberculosis. It also benefits the digestive system, relieving people of constipation, among other stomach issues. Men and women can eat this berry to maintain the health of their reproductive systems.
Study: For years, people have used parts of the berry to treat various stomach ailments.
3. Rich in Carotenoids and Phenolic Antioxidants
Buffaloberries, rich in both carotenoids and phenolic antioxidants, can slow down the aging process as well as slow down the growth of cancer cells in the body.
Study: Ohio State University and South Dakota University researchers isolated and examined the compounds in buffaloberries, harvesting them from five different places in North Dakota and South Dakota. They uncovered that the berry is rich in both carotenoids and phenolic antioxidants.
Our Favorite Buffaloberry Recipe
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