Discover the Tiny Kumquat (Health Benefits and Nutritional Profile)

Kumquat health benefits and nutritional profile

A tiny version of an orange with a super exotic name, that’s perhaps the best and quickest way to describe a kumquat.

Kumquats really are an interesting citrus fruit, and not because of their looks and name. The small kumquat also packs a punch when it comes to nutrition and health benefits.

I had the pleasure of eating a few kumquats after spotting them in my local grocery store, and I have since been somewhat intrigued by this exotic fruit.

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Discover Rambutan Fruit (Health Benefits and Nutritional Profile)

Rambutan fruit health benefits and nutrition profile

In my never ending quest to discover as many exotic fruits as possible, it was now time for me to dive a little deeper into the rambutan fruit.

This tiny fruit with a peculiar outer layer and with soft, creamy flesh inside, not only tastes delicious, it also has an interesting nutrition profile.

Let’s have a closer look at what the tropical rambutan fruit is, how to eat it, where to find it, and also what its nutritional health benefits are.

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15 Common Types of Olives Explained

Types of olives explained

Olives are certainly not for everyone, but my appreciation for this high-fat fruit has grown to a point where I try to eat them almost on a daily basis.

Over the years, I’ve slowly acquired a taste for olives, so much so that I often even eat them as a quick snack in the afternoon. Yum!

Having learned more about the health benefits of the different types of olives that exist, I really do try to regularly add olives to my meals and salads whenever it suits.

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19 Ways to Sneak More Vegetables into Your Diet

How to eat more vegetables

We all know how important it is to get your fruits and vegetables in. But while eating fruits seems an easy task, eating enough vegetables each and every day can actually be quite challenging.

This is often to do with lack of time in our day to day lives. Preparing a healthy nutritious meal is all too often substituted by a convenient take away dish.

Are you also struggling to eat enough veggies? Then this article is for you!

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Discover the Health Benefits of Snake Fruit (Salak)

Snake fruit (salak) health benefits

In my quest to find new exotic fruits to try, I had the pleasure of eating snake fruit during my recent travels through Southeast Asia.

While snake fruit, also known as salak, is perhaps not as delicious and refreshing as other exotic fruits I’ve tried, I was still pleasantly surprised by the unique flavors and texture of this fruit.

So let’s find out a bit more about this peculiar tropical fruit, its nutritional profile and its health benefits.

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Discover the Health Benefits of Cherimoya Fruit

Cherimoya fruit health benefits

As you may know, I love trying out new fruits that aren’t as mainstream as, for example, apples and bananas. There are so many different types of fruits out there that we may have never heard of because we never see them popping up in our local supermarkets.

One of those not-so-well-known, exotic fruits is the delicious cherimoya fruit. While it may be relatively easy to get your hands on a cherimoya these days, it’s still one of those fruits that many of us never get to enjoy. Either because they are a bit different, or perhaps because they are too pricey.

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Discover the Health Benefits of Castelvetrano Olives

Castelvetrano olives health benefits

Olives are certainly not for everyone, but over the years I have learned to appreciate the flavors and health benefits of the various types of olives.

Popular in the Mediterranean diet, olives are a unique type of fruit. Unlike any other fruit, olives have a very high fat content and usually have a bitter taste. Not exactly what one would expect from a fruit!

But despite, or should I say thanks to, their high fat content, olives offer unique health benefits for everyone.

With their somewhat mild flavors, Castelvetrano olives are one of the more popular type of olives. As I recently wrote about the Kalamata olive, let’s now have a closer look at its green counterpart from Sicily, the Castelvetrano olive.

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Discover the Health Benefits of Kalamata Olives

Kalamata olives health benefits

Olives, some people love them, others cannot even look at them. Over the years, I have learned to appreciate olives and have developed an acquired taste for them.

Popular in the Mediterranean diet, olives offer some amazing and unique health benefits. But did you know that there are several hundreds of different types of olives, each with their own characteristics, texture and benefits?

Native to Greece, kalamata olives are perhaps one of the most popular varieties. And while they may not be for everyone, I personally love eating kalamata olives as a little snack every now and then.

So let’s have a closer look at what Kalamata olives are all about and what health benefits they can offer us.

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Can You Eat Apple Seeds, or Are They Poisonous?

Can you eat apple seeds or are they poisonous?

More than often when I use an apple in my green smoothies, I actually blend the whole apple, including the core and seeds. I always assumed that the seeds – also called pips – hold additional nutrients that we shouldn’t let go to waste.

When I shared one of these smoothies with my neighbor and told her about the ingredients I used, she asked me whether it’s okay to eat apple seeds as she thought they were poisonous.

I had heard stories before of apples containing cyanide and being poisonous, so I figured it was time to do a bit of research into this. So here’s my two cents on whether apple seeds are poisonous, or otherwise perfectly safe for human consumption.

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