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 and nutritional profile

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.

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Discover the Health Benefits of Kalamata Olives

Kalamata olives health benefits and nutritional profile

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.

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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 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, because she assumed they were poisonous.

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Discover the Health Benefits of Bitter Melon (aka Karela or Bitter Gourd)

Health benefits of bitter melon (or karela)

Bitter melon, also known as karela and bitter gourd, is a plant with quite a unique fruit. Unique both in taste as well as in appearance. But the health benefits of bitter melon also stand out.

Despite the fact that bitter melon has a strong nutritional profile, it is still a somewhat underappreciated fruit. Maybe that’s because of its strong bitter taste?

That is a bit strange though, because we have learned to appreciate foods that have bitter flavors, such as dark chocolate and coffee. Or is it because we don’t really know what to do with bitter melon?

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Kiwano (Horned Melon) Health Benefits – Discover This Spiky Tropical Fruit

Health benefits of kiwano fruit (aka horned melon)

Ever since I discovered dragon fruit, I have been on the hunt for other exotic fruits that you won’t easily find in the major supermarkets. Apples and oranges are great, but sometimes we just want to try something different!

So I recently stumbled upon kiwano fruit, also known as kiwano melon, or horned melon. Well, this odd looking fruit goes by many names, and its unusual, spiky appearance immediately caught my attention when I first saw it in a specialty grocery store.

Without knowing what it actually was, I decided to buy it. And I must say that I was quite surprised by its flavors and texture.

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10 Fruits and Vegetables High in Vitamin K

Fruits and vegetables high in vitamin K

Vitamin K is essential for the body in different ways. It is best known as the vitamin that helps to form blood clots and prevent excessive bleeding. It is also suggested that Vitamin K helps with the formation and repair of our bones.

While deficiency is very rare, it is important that we maintain a diet that provides us with sufficient vitamin K. The recommended daily allowance is 120 micrograms for men over 19 years old and 90 micrograms for women 19 years and older.

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8 Surprising Health Benefits of Watermelon

Watermelon health benefits

One of my favorite summer fruits must be the good old watermelon, it literally ticks all the boxes for me. Watermelon is juicy, it’s easy to eat, it has the perfect texture, it’s super refreshing, and best of all, it has the best flavors!

It’s also a super nutritious fruit, full of essential vitamin and minerals. It is also incredibly hydrating, and is naturally low-fat.

Make watermelon part of your daily diet and take advantage of the health benefits it offers, from improving cardiovascular health to boosting your immune system.

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