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Fruits are a great-tasting way to get vitamins, minerals and fiber and to gratify your sweet tooth without loading up on calories. And except for a few, such as avocado, coconut and olives, fruits are virtually fat-free.Fruits contain phytochemicals — a group of compounds that may condense your hazard of chronic diseases, such as heart disease, diabetes and some cancers. Many are also good sources of antioxidants — substances that slow down oxidation, a natural process that leads to cell and tissue damage.

Eating a variety of fruits is important ,because different fruits provide different nutrients. So if you rarely undertaking beyond a few of your favorites, you're missing out on the nutrients and benefits of other fruits.

Apricots may also be eaten raw in a soft diet. Ripe apricots are very good especially for young children and for older people. This fruit is quite laxative, and have high rate of alkalinity. Apricots also contain cobalt that is necessary for the treatment of anemic conditions.

Blackberries are rich in iron, but it can cause constipation. This fruit have been used for years to control diarrhea. When cherry or prune juice is mixed with blackberry juice, the constipating effect of blackberry will be taken away. If one can take blackberry juice with no constipating results, it is one of the best builders of the blood.


Blueberries have high silicon, which helps to rejuvenate the pancreas. Also they are said to be good for diabetic conditions.

when dried. They have an alkaline reaction and work as a laxative in the body. They are best eaten raw and fresh. however. They develop an alkaline ash when digested. It is very rich and may have to be diluted with other juices. FIG Figs have a high sugar content. and have a high potassium and sodium content. copper. Figs are laxative because of the mucin and pectin they contain. currants are valuable in combating anemia. Because of their extremely tart taste. Back to fruit benefits CURRANT When dried. since they contain iron. GOOSEBERRY Gooseberries are considered to be good for the liver and intestinal tract. dried figs may also give nourishment to the body. people drown them in sugar syrup. . which makes them unhealthy for human consumption. and elderberry blossoms. can be used as a kidney tea. especially in the winter. Gooseberries are watery. This fruit is alkaline in reaction.CRANBERRY Cranberries contain high acid content. and so it should not be eaten too frequently. They increase the acidity of the urine. HUCKLEBERRY Huckleberries are especially helpful in aiding the pancreas in digesting sugars and starches. so they are great producers of energy. Elderberry juice is especially good as a tonic for the reproductive and glandular system. ELDERBERRY Elderberry juice is wonderful as a cleanser. and manganese.

and for coating the stomach in any gastric. They are wonderful dried. Squash is a high potassium and sodium food that leaves an alkaline ash in the body. and are good to use in a soft diet. RASPBERRY Raspberries are considered a good cleanser for mucus. They are good in all elimination diets and are a wonderful digestive aid. They are a good source of vitamins A and C. Dried persimmons are almost as sweet as candy. SQUASH Winter squash contains more vitamin A than summer squash. Now. magnesium. They help normalize bowel activity. Back to fruit benefits NECTARINE Nectarines are considered a subacid fruit and can be mixed with any fruit. Back to fruit benefits TANGERINE . They leave an alkaline ash. PEAR Pears have a fairly high content of vitamin C and iron.MULBERRY In times past. PERSIMMON When thoroughly ripe. and are best eaten raw. and for toxins in the body. for catarrhal conditions. persimmons are a rich source of fruit sugar. and phosphorus. They are rich in potassium. mulberries were believed to have great curative powers and were used as a general cure-all. Both are low in carbohydrates and can be used in all diets. they are used mainly in eliminating and weight-loss diets. They are also good for building the blood.

6 g/100g). which are required for normal growth and development and overall nutritional well-being. and should always be eaten.Tangerines are high in vitamin C. provide just 47 cal per 100 g. Pectin retains moisture in the colon and thus functions as bulk laxative. contains no saturated fats or cholesterol. pectin. which makes it a good bulk laxative. a cup of cantaloupe provides about 103. . loquats are very low in calories. Back to fruit benefits SAPODILLA Sapodilla is rich in dietary fiber (5. LYCHEE Lychee fruits are low in calories. but rich in dietary fiber which can be very important for individuals who are concerned about their excess body weight. The thin membrane that covers the segments contains a digestion-aiding factor. CANTALOUPE Cantaloupe is a rich source of vitamin A. LOQUAT Delicious.2% of the daily value for vitamin A and beta-carotene and important nutrient for a healthy vision. but rich in insoluble dietary fiber. juicy mangosteen is one of the popular fruit that contain an impressive list of essential nutrients. MANGOSTEEN Delicious. The fiber content helps relieve constipation episodes and also helps protect the mucous membrane of the colon from cancer causing toxins by firmly binding to them.

and diseases of inflammation such as arthritis and asthma. and fiber. eye care. Back to fruit benefits SUMMER SQUASH Summer squash contains vitamin C as well as beta-carotene. RAISINS The health benefits of raisins include relief from constipation. anemia. fever. heart disease. PLUOT Pluots are also very rich in vitamin A and also a great source of vitamin C and fiber and is a good source of potassium. BOYSENBERRIES Boysenberry anthocyanins appear to have anti-inflammatory and cancer inhibitory properties in preliminary studies. dental care. folate. and bone health. and sexual weakness. ZUCCHINI . These nutrients make summer squash a tool in preventing cancers.PRUNES Prunes contains contains a lot of fibers and sorbitol a stool loosening sugar. and exhibits much more health benefits than its parents. Raisins also help in weight gain. acidosis.

saturated fat-free. thiamin. and an average clementine has only about 35 calories. MINNEOLA Fat-free. anti spasmodic. depurative. which is a powerful antioxidant. CLEMENTINE Clementines are a good source of vitamin C. and sodium free and provide a good source of fiber and of the vitamins A and C. Clementines have almost no fat. . potassium. circulatory. hepatic. OLIVE The beneficial health effects of olive oil are due to both its high content of monounsaturated fatty acids and its high content of antioxidative substances. Back to fruit benefits MANDARIN The health benefits of Mandarin Essential Oil can be attributed to its properties like anti septic. sedative. and niacin. cholesterol-free and sodium-free. stomachic and tonic. and has anti-inflammatory properties. fat. KUMQUAT They are cholesterol. nervous relaxant. cytophylactic.Zucchini helps to cure asthma as it contains Vitamin C. digestive. They also contain fiber and are a good natural energy boost.

especially the sweet varieties. are consumed fresh or eaten cooked in syrup. HOGPLUM The infusion of the leaves is used as a treatment of eye inflammation. fermented beverage known by the standard term chicha applied to assorted beer-like drinks made of fruits or maize. oily.SATSUMA Compatible with each other create the greatest synergistic health. NANCE The fruits are often used to prepare carbonated beverages. GANDARIA Gandaria fruits. diarrhea and venereal diseases. or an acid. Back to fruit benefits RAMBUTAN . BIGNAY The leaves of the bignay are used in the treatment of snakebite.

Skin tanin and fruits contain saponin. calcium and vitamin C. fat.Rambutan fruit contains carbohydrate. phosphorus. BILBERRY Bilberry fruit has been used for diarrhea. The Chinese have used the berries for centuries for its medicinal properties and the Chinese believe that it prevents liver disease. protein. as it helps digest the milk. The date water can be used with milk for children who have sensitive stomachs. spread open to release the seed(s). high blood pressure and diabetes. For table use. DATES Dates used on cereals make a wonderful sweetener. SWEET ORANGE Sweet Orange is used in alternative herbal treatments to treat ailments and problems. and used to improve night vision. and kept chilled for 2 or 3 hours to dispel most of their resinously aromatic character. inflammation of the mouth and throat. SURINAM CHERRY Children enjoy the ripe fruits out-of-hand. WOLFBERRY The wolfberry is an excellent source for a kidney liver cleanse. POMEGRANATE . they are best slit vertically on one side. in skin care cosmetics and to stimulate the lymph system. It is used to rejuvenate the skin with the action of the AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acids) contained in it. iron.

One of the best ways to serve pumpkin is to bake it. which is widely cultivated across the globe. They are wonderful as a blood cleanser. beet. For elderly people. PUMPKIN Pumpkin can be used in pudding or it can be liquefied. This juice is one of the best for bladder disorders and has a slight purgative effect. ACAI BERRIES Acai Berries are fruits from the Acai Palm tree. ALMOND . in combination with other raw vegetable juices such as celery. parsley. CASHEW NUTS Cashew nuts provide protein and fiber to body. Tomato juice can be used in convalescent diets.Use only the juice of the pomegranate. Pumpkin seeds and onions mixed together with a little soy milk make a great remedy for parasitic worms in the digestive tract. However. and excellent in elimination diets. they should not be used to excess on a regular basis. This article deals with the health benefits of watermelon. WATERMELON Most of us love watermelon for its taste. TOMATO Tomatoes are very high in vitamin value. it is a wonderful kidney and bladder tonic. They are used for culinary as well as health purposes. and carrot juice. but many are ignorant of its health benefits.

high. The tree is better adapted to California than the lychee. Back to fruit benefits MACADAMIA Macadamia was used as an ornamental and for reforestation. PLANTAIN FRUIT The most generally used fruits are derived from Musa paradisiaca. wedge or cleft grafting is used under greenhouse conditions for working small seedlings up to 1 ft.Omega -3 fatty acids are helpful in lowering triglycerides. and eat the juicy pulp. The side graft is also successful. The skinned segments can be broken apart and used in salads and desserts or made into preserves. is the source of the fruits generally known in England as Bananas. The peel can be candied.Almonds paste with milk cream and fresh paste of rose bud applied regularly over the face makes the skin soft and fair. it is worth the effort to peel good pummelos. of which an enormous number of varieties and forms exist in cultivation. Many Chinese prefer the longan to the lychee since it has a distinctive musky flavor and is not overly sweet. Triglycerides should not be more than a certain level in the blood from heart's health point of view. PUMMELO Though there is some labor involved. WALNUTS Walnuts are the only nuts that have omega-3 fatty acids in high amounts. and tip. formerly regarded as a distinct species (M. The extracted juice is an excellent beverage. The subspecies. LONGAN The longan or dragon's eye is the more temperate relative of the glamorous lychee. skin the segments. sapientum). ROSE HIPS . sapientum.

make puree. or used to make ice creams and souffles. or the Sonoran Desert. PAWPAW Pawpaw research efforts are directed at improving seed and clonal propagation methods. The fruit leather directions are for sun-drying. the crowberry is again regaining its reputation as an edible berry. HONEYSUCKLE Honeysuckle is used in herbal cough medicines. BUTTERNUT SQUASH . even when the product has no connection to Arizona. The juice is delicious warmed as a hot toddy with rum. The saguaro is often used as an emblem in commercials and logos that attempt to convey a sense of the southwest. After waning popularity. and turn the puree into rose hip fruit leather. It gives a steady crop and the gathering is relatively easy.Rose hips. SAGUARO The saguaro blossom is the state flower of Arizona. CROWBERRY In subarctic areas. and sweetened with honey or brown sugar. The high concentration of anthocyanin pigment can be used as a natural food dye. if you wish. crowberry has been a vital addition to the diet of the Inuit and the Sami. but you can dry it in your oven on the lowest setting. This potentially rich source of useful genetic traits will be used in breeding efforts. UGLI The pegs and juice may be used to make many sumptuous sweet and savory recipes.

Apples are an important ingredient in many winter desserts. TAXUS Yews are widely used in landscaping and ornamental horticulture. LEMON For centuries. avocados and pears from discoloring once they've been peeled. prostate cancer and lung cancer. it is dry at maturity and is dehiscent. this bitter. They are repeatedly eaten baked or stewed. Lemon juice prevents certain fruits like apples. . DRUPE Drupes. but also to treat ailments ranging from epilepsy to the widespread cold. LOMENT A loment is a type of modified legume that breaks apart at constrictions occurring between the segments of the seeds. The popular fruit plays a vital role in cuisines around the world. attract the attention of animals as a food. cider. weight loss and controlling cholesterol. Over 400 cultivars of yews have been named. with their sweet. and they can also be dried and eaten or re-consitituted for later use. apple crumble and apple cake. fleshy outer layer. They can also back with heart disease. it is used in soup and can be cooked on a grill wrapped in foil with spices such as nutmeg and cinnamon. for example apple pie. and pectin. They are also used cooked in meat dishes. lemon is not only used for cooking. meaning that it will split open at maturity. and the plant population benefits from the resulting dispersal of its seeds. the vast majority of these being derived from Taxus baccata. Apples are also ready into apple butter and apple jelly. vinegar. juiced. yellow fruit. Apples have been established to reduce the risk of colon cancer. Being a legume. Always bring your lemons to room temperature before you use them. and optionally fermented to produce apple juice.Common fruit in South Africa. APPLE Apples can be canned.

. and apricots are high in vitamin A. eaten both fresh and made into jams. They also purify the skin by dissolving dead cells from the skin’s surface. the strawberry draws interest due to the peculiarities of its structure. Some of the fruits and their uses are declared below: Many fruits. and the gardener's success in exploiting this tendency. and nuts like Walnut. Bananas are a good source of potassium. are commercially valuable as human food. its tendency towards variation. Strawberries are often used to flavor other foods. including fleshy fruits like Apple and Mango. ORANGE & KIWI Oranges and Kiwi fruit are good sources of vitamin C.PAPAYA & PINEAPPLE Papaya and Pineapple contain enzymes that soften and heal the skin.The enzymes in these fruits scrap free-radical damage and are known to relieve age spots and fine lines and leave the skin supple. marmalade and other preserves for future consumption. such as ice cream.Apart from its interest as a dessert fruit.