About Angustifolia - Igde (iğde)
It is a seeded, small fruit and grows on a small tree / shrubs that can be found around Aegean region in Turkey. It is well known as Kus Igdesi (Bird Igde). It is called in many names "elaeagnus, silverberry, oleaster, angustifolia, wolf-willow". Both the fruit and seeds of this plant are edible either cooked or raw. The fruit pulp is floury in texture and surrounds the single seed. You can eat igde with or without the seed. It can also be eaten raw as well as cooked. The fruit is in a floury structure and surrounds a single seed.
Unlike other plants, igde has the feature of storing nitrogen in its roots. Thanks to this feature, it does not distinguish whether the soil it grows on is fertile or not and can grow in most environments. It has leaves that can remain green in summer and winter, and it is a very resistant plant against very hot weather. The igde is about the size of an olive and is usually brown. There are numerous benefits of igde, which experts recommend to be consumed against many kinds of diseases.
Benefits of igde; - It is rich in vitamin C. - Gives strength to the body. - Is useful in colds and flu. - Cough and diarrhea. - Prevents vomiting. - It is good for intestinal disorders and urinary difficulty. - Increases sexual power. - Is beneficial to the kidneys. - Reduces Eczema complaints. - The spindle can be eaten as fruit of the tree in flower tea can be boiled in water. Nice garden with the scent of flowers adorning the spindle is smelling open mind. It is good for kidney disease. Diarrhea in the spindle to be eaten just as in lemon and peach is quite useful. In addition, the spindle smelly flowers gives the mind strength and clarity. - Buckthorn If you eat on a regular basis for a certain period of urinary incontinence and urination will help you overcome the difficulties. Eczema spindle flowers collected in this disease as well as boiled and sweetened with honey to drink all the time.
Igde contains about 120 calories per 100 grams. 1 olive-sized spindle is 3 calories. As with any fruit, it contains sugar. There are about 3 grams of fiber in 100 grams of igde. Therefore, it solves indigestion problems. It contains sodium, phosphorus and potassium, which are essential minerals for the body. It is one of the rare fruits that contain protein. It contains plenty of vitamins A, C and E.