Here is a list of fruit and their many benefits. This is not an extensive list, but I have tried to add a lot of them and will continue to add to this post. Have you tried all of the fruits in this list? 🙂
List of Fruits and Their Benefits
When you think of apricots, you may initially think of bright orange/yellow dried fruit, but the bright colour is actually do to them being “sulfured” with the preservative sulfur dioxide. Un-sulphured apricots are darker in colour.
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Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries. – Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Grapefruit High in Vitamin A, carotene, lycopene, Vitamin A, fiber, potassium and magnesium.
Grapes Grapes are an excellent source of vitamin C, K and iron.
Guava Guava is an excellent source of antioxidants, vitamin C, niacin and pantothenate.
Jackfruit Jackfruit is a good source of vitamin C, calcium and iron. Jackfruit is also a source of fibre.
Jujube Jujubes are usually associated with candies, but these fruits are an excellent source of vitamin C and a source of potassium.
Kiwi Fruit Kiwis are easily eaten by cutting them in half and then scooping them out with a spoon. They are extremely high in fibre and contain an excellent source of vitamin E and C.
Kumquat Good source of Vitamin C and fibre.
Lemon Lemons have been shown to help with cleaning out your system and are important for immune function.
Lime High in dietary fibre, Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron and Copper.
Lychee Sweet little fruits that are full of vitamins and minerals, as well as Vitamin C, Potassium and Copper.
Mandarin Mandarin oranges are an excellent source of vitamin C, a source of calcium and magnesium and are easy to peel and eat. These make a great snack.
Mango Mangos are high in vitamin C, K and are a source of potassium.
Melon (Cantaloupe): These high sugar fruits are an excellent source of vitamin C and help improve immune funtion.
Mulberry High in Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Iron, Dietary Fiber, Riboflavin, Magnesium and Potassium.
Nectarines Nectarines are easy to prepare and are high in vitamin C, a source of niacin, and potassium.
Olive Olives have been underrated as a fruit but they actually contain omega 3’s. These are an excellent source of good fats but are extremely high in sodium.
Orange Oranges are a source of calcium, potassium and vitamin C.
Papaya Papayas are an excellent source of vitamin C and a good source of potassium.
Passion Fruit Passion-fruit is definitely a super fruit with an excellent source of vitamin C, potassium and a good source or iron, niacin, phosphorus and magnesium.
Peach Good source of vitamin C and potassium.
Pear Pears are a great source of Vitamin K, C and a great source of fibre.
Pineapple Pineapples are full of vitamins and minerals and include calcium, potassium, fiber, and vitamin C. In addition it is low in fat and cholesterol.
Plum Plums are a great fruit to eat as a snack. They are high in Vitamin C, K and a source of potassium.
Pomegranate Pomegranates are loaded with vitamin K, potassium, pantothenate and are great for your immune system. The best way to prepare pomegranates is to cut them in half and spank them with the back of a spoon into a bowl.
Star fruit Rich in vitamin A and C, Iron and Fiber.
Strawberry Full of vitamin C, potassium and iron.
Sweet Lime Sweet limes are rich in Vitamin C, and are a good source of potassium, fiber, magnesium, calcium and zinc.
Tangerines Tangerines are part of the orange family and have lots of vitamin C and are great for your immune system.
Tomato Tomatoes have been shown to help with prostate cancer not to mention they have a high level of Vitamin C. You should ingest tomatoes in fresh form, not the kind in the containers (Ketchup).
Watermelon Full of antioxidants and a good source of Vitamin C and A.