Some Exotic Nutritious Fruits One Should Eat in This Lifetime

 Kevin Brown
  27th-Jan-2019

Thanks to this new awareness about health, people are concerned about their health and lifestyle more than ever. People are following different kinds of diets to meet their health goals. This newfound awareness about health has motivated them to search for healthy and natural solutions of their problems and fruits are one such solution. One doesn’t just stop with local fruits these days. Nutritious fruits are being exported from different countries. You might have noticed some weird fruits sitting on the front counter of every fruit shop. Well, these are the exotic nutritious fruits that come under the superfood category. Demand for these fruits is growing considering the magical properties they carry. Want to know more about these fruits, I have listed down some famous exotic fruits one should eat for sake of health:

Dragon fruit:

Dragon fruit might leave you with a really horrifying first impression due to its appearance but it is known to be an incredibly nutritious superfood. It belongs to the cactus family and has spike like growths on its outer covering. Dragon fruit is also known as Pitaya and it is grown in Central America, Vietnam, Thailand, New Zealand, Australia, and Hawaii. When you cut this fruit in half, you will find a red, white or yellow center filled with black speckled seeds. Dragon fruit is considered nutritious because it is full of antioxidants, fibers and vitamin C. It has been observed that Dragon fruit might really lower the risk of diabetes, heart diseases, and high blood pressure. The outer pink peel of this fruit contains polyphenols and lycopene which prove useful in cancer prevention.

Lychee

Lychee resembles raspberry but if closely observed you will find rough, and leathery exterior. Lychee is native fruit of south China but these days it is grown all over Asia, Africa, Central, and South America and the United States. You will find white and creamy interior once you cut this fruit. You can eat it fresh or the dried version. Lychee is packed with vitamins, polyphenols, and fibers. A compound called oligonol found in this fruit has the potential to prevent obesity, trim belly fat and reduce visceral fat.

Jackfruit

Jackfruit is native to India but now it is also found in Southeast Asia, central and eastern Africa and Brazil. It is considered to be the largest tree-borne fruit in the world and one jackfruit can weigh more than 80 pounds. This tropical fruit is full of fibers which is why it facilitates the digestion. The buttery flesh of Jackfruit possesses antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. Jackfruit seeds are a great source of vitamin B which is responsible for keeping skin, hair, and nails healthy.

Acai

Acai is an ancient fruit that native Amazon tribes are consuming for centuries. The recent wave of health consciousness has earned a superfood status to this fruit due to its nutritive properties. This berry contains vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. It is believed to boost metabolism and reduce weight significantly but there have been no solid proofs to prove these beliefs. However, a study from American Chemical Society does prove that consumption of these berries keeps brain healthy and prevent mental decline.

Avocado

Recently Avocado gained some serious attention on a global level due to its heart-friendly properties. It is also called “alligator pear” due to its rough exterior. Avocado is cholesterol free and contains 20 vitamins and minerals. It has healthy fats in the form of monounsaturated fatty acids which are absent in rest of the fruits. Consuming at least one avocado per day is considered best for the health of your heart.

Durian

Durian is called as “king of the fruits” in Southeast Asia and it is popular specifically because of its distinct pungent odor. This fruit is commonly found in Southern Asia, mainly in Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, and the Philippines. Durian has creamy flesh that is rich in fiber, potassium, iron and B vitamins. It has high antioxidant content and even its shell has antibiotic properties. Due to its high-calorie content, it might not be best for overweight people.

Mangosteen

Mangosteen is ancient Asian fruit found mainly in Southeast Asia, in countries like Cambodia, Malaysia, China, and Indonesia. The best thing about this fruit is every part of it, its hard rind, sweet white flesh, bitter seeds, and bark are used for medicinal purposes. Mangosteen contains vitamin C and it has been used to treat infections and heal wounds in ancient Asian medicine. It also treats urinary tract infections, diarrhea, and eczema.

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Kevin Brown
15 September, 2019
Kevin Brown
15 September, 2019
Kevin Brown
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