Mangosteen and Xanthones

Mangosteen is a tropical fruit that grows in hot and humid parts of the world, particularly those in Southeast Asia, including Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam and Indonesia. Going against what the name may suggest, the mangosteen fruit has pretty much no relation to the mango (apart from both being exotic …

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Cooking With the Pomegranate

Although some exotic fruits such as pomegranates are not often thought of as ‘cooking fruits’, using pomegranates in cooking can be a great compliment of flavor, especially to red meat and salad dishes. Probably the most common reason why using pomegranates in cooking is not very common in the Western world is because of …

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Goji Juice Side Effects and Risks

After quite a few requests from my readers to cover the side effects and possible risks associated with drinking goji juice (also known as wolfberry juice), I have finally finished my research. What I am about to tell you can be hard to believe for some, but it’s true: drinking goji juice …

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Health Benefits of the Durian

Probably one of the most unusual exotic fruits available on the market today is the durian. A seasonal fruit that is cultivated in many exotic countries, durian fruit is extremely high in antioxidants, phytonutrients, vitamins and minerals. True – almost all exotic fruit have a high amount of these nutrients, but durian fruit takes …

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Mangosteen Juice Health Benefits

Before we look at mangosteen juice’s health benefits, it’s good to point out that the mangosteen fruit, in general, is extremely good for your health and is just as good as mangosteen juice. We as humans are always trying to better ourselves in terms of our health and physical appearance, and eating fruits …

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Acai Berry Diets

The acai berry is a berry that grows naturally in the tropical rainforests of the Amazon region in Central and South America. Though it is not a common staple in American households, it is gaining popularity after scientists discovered the extraordinary benefits of this little berry. The berry may look …

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Exotic Fruits

In Western culture, we often of fruits as common fruits like apples, oranges, bananas, and pears. After all, these are plants that people have been eating and trading for a very long time, so they have naturally become an ingrained part of our culture. However, there are many rare and exotic fruits that people …

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Longan: Health Benefits and Nutrition

Longans are small, berry-like fruits native to Southeast Asia. They are plain and nondescript, with a light brown shell and a white, translucent fruit inside surrounding a smooth dark seed. However, longans have many health benefits. It’s no surprise, then, that the fruit’s name should literally mean “dragon eye” in …

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Tamarind: Health Benefits and Nutrition

The tamarind is a fruit that grows deep in the jungles of the tropical regions of India and Africa. You might not have seen one or even heard of the fruit before, but don’t be fooled by its relative obscurity—it is one of the most powerful and helpful fruits discovered …

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