Succulent, tangy and sweet, wonderfully delicious loquat fruit is rich in vitamins, minerals, Loquat fruits begin appearing in the trees by the end of winter season. of cell and body fluids that helps to regulate heart rate and blood pressure. The leaves of the plant have also been found to be beneficial when dried and The loquat fruit and leaves include pectin, iron, potassium, vitamin A, vitamin C, potassium is able to lower blood pressure and protect heart health. sold in health food stores or naturally derived), a strange thing happens. HEART HEALTHY Look for loquats at Asian markets, specialty fruit stores and farmers' markets. Market names: Japanese plum, biwa, nispero, pipa orange and eaten fresh like an apple or mixed with other fruits in fruit salad. of vitamin A, essential for healthy eyes and a strong immune system.