Fruits

Wood apple fruit

The Health Benefits of Wood Apple Fruit

Wood Apple is a fruit bearing tree native to the Indian sub-continent, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. 

 

The ripe fruit is rich in beta-carotene, a precursor of Vitamin A; it also contains significant quantities of the B vitamins thiamine and riboflavin, and small amounts of vitamin C.

 

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Pacay Fruit

The Health Benefits of Pacay Fruit

Pacay trees are native to the coastal river valleys of Peru. Pacay is a legume, meaning it is a relative of green beans, snap peas, alfalfa, lentils, and peanuts.

 

Being in this family, it bears an unusual fruit for a tree that resembles a giant bean pod, with sweet, refreshing, More >

Tumbo Fruit

The Health Benefits of Tumbo Fruit

The banana passionfruit or tumbo is native and commonly found in the wild in Andean valleys from Venezuela and eastern Colombia to Bolivia and Peru.

 

They look somewhat like a straight, small banana with rounded ends. It was given this name in New Zealand, where passionfruit are also prevalent.

 

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Cocona Fruit

The Health Benefits of Cocona Fruit

Cocona (solanum sessiliflorum) is a tropical shrub belonging to the Solanaceae family along with tomatoes, potatoes, eggplants.

 

The fruit of cocona is a red, orange or yellow edible berry. Cocona is native to the Andean region of South America, where it is occasionally cultivated for human consumption.

 

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Aguaje Fruit

The Health Benefits of Aguaje Fruit

Aguaje known as Buriti in Peru is grown on a tree called the Mauritia Flexuosa, also known as the moriche palm. Aguaje is an oval-shaped fruit no larger than the average fig. It is an elegant tree which can reach up to 35 metres in height.

 

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Pepino Melon Fruit

The Health Benefits of Pepino Melon Fruit

Pepino melon, a fruit touted as a super fruit and is native to Peru, it has lots of Vitamin A, C and K and also B Vitamins, protein, plus iron and copper, which are essential for a healthy immune system and calcium for bones, potassium which is needed for relaxing More >

Heartsease Herb

The Health Benefits of Heartsease Herb

Heartsease is an annual or short lived perennial plant, of creeping habit, grows up to 15cm. Acid or neutral soils, usually in partial shade. Native to Europe and is widely spread in North America. It is considered as a “blood purifier”, and therefore associated with treatment of all sorts of More >

Ensete fruit

The Health Benefits of Ensete Fruit

Ensete or false banana is a very tall plant. It consists entirely of soft plant material but reaches up to 12m high and the trunk (or “pseudo-stem”) can be nearly a meter thick at the base. It is an extremely hardy and versatile crop with high nutritional value: rich in More >

Meyer Lemon

The Health Benefits of Meyer Lemons

Meyer lemons got its name because they were identified in 1908 by Frank N. Meyer, and are thought to be a cross between Eurekas or Lisbons and a mandarin orange and is sweeter than a regular melon. Today, Meyer lemons are grown commercially in California, Texas, and Florida. They are More >

Chalta Fruit

The Health Benefits of Chalta Fruit

Chalta or elephant apple is a fruit that is said to be native to China. The fruit thrives in swamps and semi -tropical forests in deep soil and humid atmosphere. The fruit is also said to possess tonic and laxative properties, and is used for abdominal pains.  The bark and More >

Asian pear

The Health Benefits of Asian pear

Ya pear, Asian pear or Chinese white pear is a fruit that is native to China and Japan. Ya Pear can be described as having a thin yellow skin and have the same shape as the ordinary pear. Ya pear is commonly eaten out-of-hand or added cold in dishes. They More >