Mexican students develop an ice cream of hibiscus flower (known in Mexico as Jamaica) that accelerates digestion and prevents premature aging, according to the National Polytechnic Institute (IPN), the country’s main center for technological studies.

The ice cream made of jamaica, blackberry and mint and sweetened with stevia was developed by students of the Interdisciplinary Center of Health Sciences (CICS), the Institute stated.

Elaborated with the idea to be consumed as dessert, this artisanal ice cream helps to prevent premature aging and has properties that accelerate the digestion. The dessert has the additional advantage that eliminates bad breath by 100%, which is not achieved by consuming mints, said the IPN students Laura Fernanda Sosa, Frida Alejandra Perez and Seleme Mejia.

A serving of 125 milliliters of this ice cream provides 136.4 kilocalories, 4.2 grams of protein, 1.2 grams of lipids, 20.9 grams of carbohydrates, vitamins A, C, B1, B9, B12, D and E, and minerals such as iron, magnesium, Calcium, potassium, sodium, zinc and calcium.

The Institute said that dessert is recommended for people between 30 to 40 years; and suggested avoid it to those who have kidney problems, because jamaica is a natural diuretic.

 

Source: Agencia ID