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1.  Name: Custard Apple
Health Benefits:

✖️excellent source of vitamin C, important for a healthy functioning immune system
✖️low glycemic index (GI) of 54 meaning they keep you fuller for longer
✖️good source of dietary fibre, custard apples can also help keep you regular
✖️contains potassium which is important for normal fluid and electrolyte balance
✖️contains magnesium which is important for normal nerve and muscle function

How To Eat: Cut in half and scoop out the white flesh with a spoon. Can be eaten alone, added on top of cereal or into a fruit salad.

 

2. Name: Pomegranate
Health Benefits:

✖️rich in Vitamin C, potassium, folate and vitamin K
✖️high in antioxidants to prevent free-radical damage and reduce heart disease and cancer risk
✖️high in fibre and good for digestive health
✖️help fight infections and keep your immune system strong

How To Eat: Cut in half and separate the seeds, which are the edible portion, from the pith. Can be eaten alone or added through a salad, on top of cereal or added into a fruit salad.

 

3. Name: Passionfruit
Health Benefits:

✖️high in vitamin C & A to keep your skin and eyes healthy
✖️high in fibre for healthy digestion
✖️good source of potassium

How To Eat: Slice in half and scoop out the edible pulp. Can be eaten by the spoon or added through a fruit salad, onto nice cream, on cereal, on top of pancakes, in a smoothie….the list is endless.

 

4. Name: Persimmon
Health Benefits: 

✖️high in fibre to keep you feeling full & promote healthy digestion
✖️high in vitamin C to keep your immune system strong & help you absorb plant iron
✖️low glycaemic index to keep you feeling energised
✖️high in vitamin A for healthy eyes
✖️contains antioxidants, flavanoids & anti-inflammatory properties

How To Eat: Can be eaten whole like an apple, sliced and added into a salad or fruit salad, onto cereal, through nice cream and can even be grilled and added to dinners with vegetables.

 

5. Name: Dragonfruit (Pitaya)
Health Benefits: 

✖️good source of vitamin C & iron
✖️high in B vitamins for energy metabolism
✖️good source of polyunsaturated fats (in the seeds)

How To Eat: Slice in half and scoop out the white & black spotted inside. Can be eaten alone, diced and added through a fruit salad, on top of cereal or in a smoothie.

 

 

Editor’s Note: This is an independent article and I have no conflicts of interest to declare.