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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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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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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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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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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