What is Rambutan fruit, what is its connection with Nipah virus, why is it being discussed?

Rambutan Fruit : The danger of Nipah virus has increased once again. Health experts and the government have become alert after its case was found in Kerala. Meanwhile, discussion about Rambutan fruit has started again. Rambutan fruit i.e. Nephelium lapaceum is a fruit of Sapindaceae family found in South East Asia. Fruits like litchi and longan also come in this family. Rambutan is known for its distinct texture, sweetness and juicy pulp. There are many varieties of Rambutan in our country also. Whose taste, color and shape are different. It is also known by names like Rambutan, Pulasan, Hujrana and Rambustan. Let us know why this fruit is being discussed on the issue of Nipah virus…
Why Rambutan fruit is discussed amid Nipah outbreak
In fact, in the year 2021, a 12-year-old child died in Kerala. Then it was said that his death was due to eating Rambutan fruit. However, in September 2021, it was revealed that the child had died due to Nipah infection. According to reports, this was the first such case in Kerala after the virus outbreak was reported and controlled from the same district in May 2018. Then 17 people died due to this.  It was from here that the threat of Nipah increased in Kerala. This is the reason why once again this fruit has come into discussion. People are afraid to eat it. However, this fruit was tested at the Institute of Virology of Pune, which found that Nipah virus was not found in this fruit.
What are the benefits of Rambutan fruit
1. Rich in Vitamins
Many vitamins are found in abundance in Rambutan fruit. It contains nutrients and minerals like Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Potassium and Iron. By consuming it the body remains away from many diseases.
2. Rich in Antioxidants
Antioxidants like vitamin C, carotenoids and phenolic compounds are found in Rambutan fruit. Which work to protect the body cells from damage caused by free radicals. Its consumption can also reduce the risk of chronic diseases. It can also slow down the aging process.
3. Great source of fiber
Rambutan fruit contains high amount of fiber. It is considered a panacea for many stomach related problems. This fruit has been considered better in promoting healthy gut microbiome and strengthening digestion.
4. Hydration
Rambutan fruit contains high amount of water, consumption of which helps in keeping the body hydrated. By eating this fruit you feel fresh and overall health remains better.
5. Beneficial for heart health
Potassium is found in good quantity in Rambutan, which helps in controlling blood pressure. This can reduce the risk of heart disease. Apart from this, the antioxidants present in this fruit can keep the heart healthy by relieving oxidative stress and inflammation.
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