Jackfruit: Health Benefits and Nutrition

The jackfruit is a fruit native to the thick tropical jungles of southern Asia, in the Bangladesh and Sri Lanka region. It has a prickly, light green exterior, which can be sliced open to reveal a thick yellow fruit. It is delicious and sweet when ripe, and is served up …

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Papaya: Health Benefits and Nutrition

Papayas are fleshy orange fruits native to the South America region. You might know them for their faintly sweet flesh, or its prevalence in the jellies, sauces, and curries of Southeast Asia. However, the papaya is more than a delicious snack. It has a multitude of health benefits for the …

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Passion Fruit: Health Benefits and Nutrition

The passion fruit is a fruit that may look nondescript at first, as a small, round, egg-sized fruit with a dark purple skin. However, when cut open, it is filled with golden pulp and black seeds that give it an exotic appearance. Not only does it make a delicious jam …

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Delicious Papaya Recipes

The papaya, or papaw, is a delicious, succulent orange fruit that grows deep in the lush tropical forests of the Americas. With a thin yellow-green rind, inside the fruit is a rich and creamy orange, with a delicately sweet taste and round black seeds. The papayas creamy flesh can be …

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Avocados and their Health Benefits

The avocado is a tree that comes from Central Mexico.  Its fruit, called the avocado or alligator fruit, is a large berry with a single seed.  The dark green skinned fruit is usually pear-shaped, egg-shaped or spherical, with a soft, sometimes even creamy inside. Avocados make excellent vegetarian dishes, as …

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Blood Oranges: A Unique Flavor

Blood oranges are a type of orange usually with tough and pitted skin, and blood-red flesh.  According to experts, they were first cultivated in China and the Mediterranean.  A blood orange’s characteristic crimson color forms as the fruit develops in cool temperatures in the night.  This unique orange is also delicious in taste, …

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Blood Oranges and Their Various Health Benefits

Apart from being delicious, blood oranges contain vitamins C, A, calcium and folic acid, in addition to various other health-boosting compounds.  In this article, I’ll examine vitamin C and folic acid as well as various other nutrients, from which the main health benefits of blood oranges derive. Blood oranges not …

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Acerola: A Nutritious Fruit

The acerola, also known as the Barbados cherry, West Indian cherry or the wild crepe myrtle, is a tropical fruit-bearing small tree that is native to Southern Mexico, Southern America, Central America, and the West Indies.  It has glossy green leaves when mature, tiny hairs and small pink-white flowers. Fresh, …

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