The Fruit Menu for A Person with Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis is a disease characterized by the growth of nodules (tubercles) in the body  tissues, especially the lungs caused by bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

According to the team from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. Vitamin C slays Tuberculosis bacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis). Some of the best fruits for TB patients include orange, guava, amla, tomato, lemon, mango, and papaya which are rich in Vitamin A, and  Vitamin C

Orange fruit:


As with other citrus fruits, orange pulp is an excellent source of vitamin C, providing 64% of the Daily Value in a 100 g serving

Guava fruits:


Guavas fruit are common tropical fruits cultivated and enjoyed in many tropical and subtropical regions. Psidium guajava is a small tree in the Myrtle family. Guavas are rich in dietary fiber and vitamin C at 209% with moderate levels of folic acid. Having a generally broad, low-calorie profile of essential nutrients, a single common guava fruit contains about four times the amount of vitamin C as orange

Amla fruits:


Phyllanthus emblica, also known as emblic, Indian gooseberry, Malacca tree, or amla from Sanskrit amalaki is a deciduous tree of the family Phyllanthaceae. It is known for its edible fruit of the same name. Amla fruits are reputed to contain high amounts of ascorbic acid (vitamin C), up to 445 mg per 100 g, It also contains punicafolin and phyllanemblinin A, phyllanemblin other polyphenols such as flavonoids, kaempferol, ellagic acid, and gallic acid .



Tomato is the edible fruit of Solanum lycopersicum, which belongs to the nightshade family, Solanaceae. The species originated in Central and South America. Raw tomatoes supply 18 calories and are a moderate source of vitamin C (17% of the Daily Value).



Ohhh talk of bitterness! Lemon, (Citrus limon) Osbeck, is a species of small evergreen tree in the family Rutaceae. Lemons are a rich source of vitamin C, providing 64% of the Daily Value in a 100 g



Genus belongs to the cashew family Anacardiaceae its cultivated mostly for their edible fruit  Fresh mango contains a variety of nutrients, but only vitamin C and folate are in significant amounts of the Daily Value as 44% and 11%, respectively.



Carica plants grow in three sexes: male, female, hermaphrodite something which not normal in most cases. Almost all commercial papaya orchards contain only hermaphrodites where high yield is expected. In a 100 gram serving, papaya fruit provides 43 kilocalories and is a significant source of vitamin C 75%

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