Fruits, goldmine of vitamins, minerals and fibre are ideal to consume
at least 4-5 servings in a day. Since they are in the natural form,
account for largest part of water and 100% bad cholesterol free, it's
much easier for the body to process and absorb the vitamins and
minerals from the fresh fruit.
Apple - Round fruit with lots of fibre,
vitamins A, C, E and folate. Available in green, red or yellow skin
when ripe. Apples reduce the risk of colon cancer, prostate cancer and
lung cancer. They also help with heart disease, weight loss and
Bananas - Long thick skinned fruit yellow in
colour when ripe. Good source of fibre, potassium, vitamins A, C, B6, E
& folate. Unripe or green bananas are used in cooking.
small round fruit with a seed, red or black in colour when ripened.
Cherries always have to be ripe to eat. Cherries contain anthocyanins
that reduce pain & inflammation.
Figs - Eaten either dried or
fresh, figs contain vitamin A, C, folate and niacin. A small sweet
fruit full of small seeds.
Kiwi - A rich source of vitamins A, C, E, B
- complex, calcium, iron and folic acid, kiwi is a small oval fruit
with thin brown skin, soft green flesh and black seeds. The skin is a
good source of flavonoid antioxidants.
Lime - Lime or lemon is the
most cultivated citrus fruit with green to yellow colour loaded with
vitamins A, C and folate. Juice of lime is good for detoxification and
has antioxidant properties.
Peach - Round juicy fruit with a yellowish
red skin & flesh having a taste of acidic tang and sweetness
contains a rough stone. Always to be picked and eaten ripe.
Orange - A
round thick-skinned juicy edible fruit that is a reddish-yellow colour
when ripe with sweet to sour flavour. Peeled and eaten fresh or
squeezed to make juice. Contain vitamin C, flavanoids, provides pectin
and rich in sodium when ripened in sunshine.
Plum - soft round
smooth-skinned fruit with sweet flesh and a flattish pointed stone. It
is high in carbohydrates, low in fat and calories. An excellent source
of vitamin A, C, calcium, magnesium, iron, potassium, fibre and free of
sodium and cholesterol.
Papaya - A melon like fruit with yellow-
orange flesh with dozens of small black seeds enclosed in skin that
ranges in colour from green to orange. Either round, pear-shaped, or
long like a banana. Rich in vitamins A, B, C, and D; calcium,
phosphorous and iron. It is high in digestive properties and has a
direct tonic effect on the stomach.
Pear - A sweet juicy yellow or
green fruit with a rounded shape narrow towards the stalk. Best eaten
at room temperature, pear contains kalium and riboflavine. It is good
for skin and contains plenty of fibres.
Strawberry - A triangular
shaped red colour fruit. It is one of the richest sources of Vitamin C
and fibre. It has high content of sodium and iron. It helps in
whitening of the teeth. Used to relieve rheumatism.
Watermelon - a
type of melon with smooth exterior rind and juicy sweet red interior
flesh. Extraordinarily refreshing to drink as juice or eaten when ripe
and fresh. Valuable for minerals, vitamins and sugar with useful amount
of fibre and iron.