Top 10 Munthiri palam benefits

Top 10 Munthiri palam benefits:

Hello vangappa, In this post, you are going to learn about the “Top 10 Munthiri Palam benefits”. Many of them know about “munthiri paruppu” or “Cashew nuts”, which are high in protein and have good fats. But most of them don’t know that munthiri palam contains more nutrients than munthiri paruppu. This fruit is mostly grown in the southern region of India. In Tamil Nadu, this plant is mostly cultivated in the districts of Ariyallur, Kadalur, and Pudukkottai.

The other name of this fruit is “Kollam Palam” and “Munthiri Apple.” However, we all use munthiri parrupu (Cashew nuts), but we don’t use munthiri palam (Cashew fruit). Also, this fruit is cheaper than munthiri parrupu. Most of them don’t like its taste because it causes throat itching. The reason is that munthiri palam contains a high amount of tannin that causes a small throat itch. But, when compared to its benefits, it’s an amazing fruit.

All of you know orange; it’s my favorite too. The munthiri palam contains five times more vitamin C than an orange. It’s a powerful antioxidant that protects our body from bacterial inflammation. If you feel throat itching, then keep munthiri palam in salt water for 20 minutes. Then, it doesn’t cause any itching while eating. Let’s see the complete benefits of munthiri palam.

Munthiri parrupu

Nutritional facts of munthiri palam:

NutrientsApprox Value per 100 grams
Vitamin C200 mg
Calories54 calories
Fiber3.2 gm
Calcium0.2 mg
Vitamin B10.2 mg
Vitamin B20.2 mg
Niacin0.6 mg
Phosphorous19 mg

Listed the top 10 benefits of munthiri palam:

  1. Boosts immunity
  2. Keeps heart healthy
  3. Cleanses kidney
  4. Helps healthy liver function
  5. Supports weight loss
  6. Prevents cancer
  7. Strengthens bones & teeth
  8. Treats constipation
  9. Reduces blood sugar levels
  10. Keeps skin healthy

1. Boosts immunity:

To lead a healthy life, we need to strengthen our immune system. To strengthen your immune system, you need to take vitamin C-rich fruits. Munthiri palam is rich in vitamin C and a great source of antioxidants. Taking munthiri palam regularly protects from any bacterial infection or viral fever and improves immune power.

Interesting facts: Munthiri palam has higher vitamin C than Orange, papaya and mango.

2. Keeps heart healthy:

Many experts say “the heart is the central path to keep our body healthy”. To keep your heart healthy, you need to eat more greens, omega-3-rich foods, coloured fruits, etc. But If you add munthiri palam to your diet, it definitely keeps your heart healthy. It contains powerful antioxidants, polyphenols, flavonoids, and potassium, which help regulate red blood cells and prevent heart blockage.

3. Cleanses kidney:

The simple ways to cleanse your kidneys are to drink more water, exercise regularly, and avoid taking too much salt. By following these steps, you can add munthiri palam. The spiciness present in the munthiri palam helps cleanse the kidneys and remove toxins via urine. Also, it maintains body PH levels.

4. Helps healthy liver function:

Munthiri palam is rich in flavonoids that keep your liver healthy and support its function. Some of the research says eating munthiri palam (cashew fruit) is effective to prevent and treat asthma. To keep your liver healthy, please avoid smoking and drinking. Also, take high amounts of citrus fruit, garlic, olive oil, etc.

5. Supports weight loss:

Most of them struggle with weight loss. Actually, without constant exercise and a proper diet, you can’t lose weight. Including munthiri palam in your diet helps reduce unwanted body fat. Finally, it causes weight loss. Those who want to lose weight take munthiri palam in the early morning. Also, it contains pectin (Soluble fibre), which helps it digest faster.

6. Prevents cancer:

All of them know that cancer is the most serious disease. Mainly, cancer is caused by smoking, drinking alcohol, air pollution, viral infections, genetic disorders, etc. Taking munthiri palam is very effective in preventing cancer. It contains a high amount of flavonoids and polyphenols, which help kill cancer-producing cells. Mainly, it prevents lung cancer.

7. Strengthen bones & teeth:

Mostly due to age factors, a lack of vitamins causes bone weakness and the loss of teeth. Those people can take munthiri palam. It is rich in calcium, potassium, and magnesium, which help strengthen bones and relieve tooth decay. Also, taking calcium-rich foods helps heal joints faster.

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8. Treats constipation:

Munthiri Palam is rich in fiber; it’s very effective in digestion and treats constipation problems. The fiber present in the cashew fruit helps to increase water levels in the intestine. Finally, it relieves stored motion. So, it’s very effective in treating constipation issues.

9. Reduces blood sugar levels:

Nowadays, all of them are fighting to reduce blood sugar levels. One of the natural ways to reduce blood sugar levels is by taking munthiri palam. It’s very effective in treating type 2 diabetes. The spiciness present in this fruit helps to maintain blood sugar levels. Taking this fruit on an empty stomach is very effective in reducing blood sugar levels.

10. Keeps skin healthy:

Many of them think skin care products make the skin glow. But actually, a healthy diet plays a major role in skin health. Like muthiri palam, it is rich in vitamin C and other antioxidants that help heal your skin and support collagen production. Taking these fruits regularly makes your skin younger, and pimple-free, and it heals any skin rashes.

Let’s see, how to get all the benefits.

Ingredients to prepare munthiri palam juice:

Steps to prepare munthiri palam juice:

  • Step 1: Buy good-quality munthiri palam at your nearby organic shop.
  • Step 2: Before starting, take a mixer jar and a glass.
  • Step 3: First, cut the munthiri palam into small pieces and put them inside the mixer. (Use 2 palams.)
  • Step 4: Next, squash half a lemon over the munthiri fruit.
  • Step 5: Finally, add small pieces of ginger (1 ginger) and mint leaves.
  • Step 6: At last, add two tablespoons of brown sugar.
  • Step 7: Turn on your mixer.
  • Step 8: That’s all. The tastiest and healthiest munthiri juice is ready. (Drink it on an empty stomach for effective results.)

Frequently asked questions:

a). Munthiri palam in english:

The English name of munthiri palam is “Cashew fruit”.

b). How to eat munthiri palam?

It’s a normal fruit. Anyone can eat this fruit. In Tamil Nadu, this fruit is called “Ellaikalen apple” and “Kollam Palam”.

c). When is the munthiri palam season?

The munthiri palam is cultivated between February and May.

d). What about Munthiri palam tree?

Munthiri palam trees are mostly grown in the southern region of India, and you know they produce the most nutritious fruits and nuts.


I hope you get quality information about “Munthiri Palam and its benefits”. If you get munthiri palam, don’t miss it. As I said before, it’s more nutritious than munthiri parrupu (Cashew nuts). If you like this post, kindly share it on your social media platforms. Subscribe to Vangappa to get regular herbal-related updates. Thank you. Be natural; always vangappa!

By Karthikeyan

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