Five Unusual Fruits to Try This Year

March 18th, 2016

While buying your fruits, you must sometimes feel that they are getting repetitive. Eating the same fruits daily can be boring. Apple, banana, grapes and mangoes, watermelons during seasons; your fruit basket will consist of only these fruits. Fruits are a very essential component of your diet as they provide you with the necessary nutrients like no other food. Hence, you must include at least two fruits in your daily food.

If you are bored eating the same old fruits and want a change, there are numerous seasonal and exotic fruits that you have not tried yet. Go on and try the following fruits –

  • Cashew nut – You have eaten the nut, but taste the fruit. This tropical fruit is mostly grown in warm climates. The red fruit tastes bitter and tangy.
  • Sees of heaven – Also known as the Guinea pepper, this African fruit is mostly known for its seeds, which are used as a spice. The fruits grow in clusters and are sweetish and tangy to taste. The pulp is soft and juicy. The fruit is grown in tropical countries.
  • Dragon fruit – Also known as Pitaya, this exotic fruit is mainly grown in Asia, America, Australia and its native, Mexico. Dragon fruits are of two types, the sour ones and the sweet ones. You can pick your choice. They have a delicious smell and taste mostly like kiwi fruits.
  • Star fruit – Carambola is from Philippines and is also grown in Asia and America. The fruit has five ridges and when cut horizontally it appears like a star, hence the name star fruit. It is rich in vitamin C. it tastes juicy, crunchy and sweet.
  • Rambutan – The exotic fruit looks like a dragon fruit from outside and a lychee from inside. Found in the South East Asia. The oval shaped fruit is red outside and white on the inside. It tastes sweet with a dash of sourness.
  • Cherimoya – Commonly known as the custard apple, this fruit is found in South America, parts of Asia and Africa. The fruit has a green skin with a soft, edible inside. There are numerous seeds inside and separating them can be a great task. Custard apple is very sweet and soft to taste.
  • Canistel – A native of Mexico, this fruit is widely used in Asian countries. The fruit resembles a boiled egg in its texture. It is sweet in taste.
  • Chocolate pudding fruit – Native to Central and South America, it is also called as black Sapote. The fruit resembles a chocolate pudding, and hence the name. It is mostly used to make deserts. In parts of America, it is fermented to produce liquor.
  • Jackfruit – This large fruit is common in most of Asian countries. The fruit varies in its size from 10 pounds to 80 pounds. The skin is thick and contains blunt spikes. The flesh is yellow, juicy and extremely sweet.

Next time you visit the supermarket; don’t forget to bring home these unusual and rare fruits. Who knows, one of them might end up being your favourite. You can get these fruits from any part of the world, thanks to online shops. Fruit basket delivery in UK and any other country is a hassle free task.

Know the fruit: Goji berry

June 10th, 2015

Originated from China, Goji berries are not much used. Though they are found the most in Asia yet are rarely consumed. While gifting a fruit basket, add this fancy and useful fruit for a super healthy life. Usually found in dried forms, goji berries are nutritional. These wolfberries (other name) are worth consuming. Find out why:-

  • Cancer treatment:

Like many other fruits, goji berry too prevents cancer. The antioxidants found in the fruit help prevent the formation of cancer cells in the body. It keeps many different cancers at the bay.

  • Cardiovascular benefits:

Goji berries can improve the cardiovascular health and maintain cholesterol levels too. The high fibre and powerful oxidants in this fruit is your saviour if you suffer from heart problems. Apart from keeping the heart healthy, it detoxifies the blood and maintains it.

  • Kills allergies:

Goji berry consists of anti-bacterial compounds which can kill harmful bacteria in the body and treat allergies and prevent them from happening. It also helps in treating and preserving us from health issues like gout and other inflammatory problems.

  • Better sleep:

If cherry is not the answer for your better sleep then try goji berries. Make sure you consume them a lot earlier than bed time. This fruit cures insomnia if you eat or drink the juice on a regular basis. Take the juice once in a day during the evening time and you will sleep like a baby.

  • Eye health:

Get better vision and fight eye problems with goji berries. The juice is very beneficial for healthy eyesight. The fruit is rich in Vitamin A, carotenoids, lutein, polyphenols and zeaxanthin. This protects the eyes from retinal issues and stress. If you have too much work on the laptop or computers, remember to eat goji berries and skip wearing specs for life.

  • Stress relief:

Wolfberries are known to make a person calm and relive them from stress and tension.

  • Weight loss:

Consisting of low calories, wolf berry can be a good source to shed some kilos. Add this fruit to your diet along with some other healthy and low calories fruits to get a slim and healthy figure. This will improve your skin too. Skip all the heavy gym workouts and switch to fruits diet.

  • Anti-ageing:

Drinking goji berry juice once a day will keep your wrinkles away. It is said that wolf berry juice can improve the texture and health of your skin. It consists of LBP polysaccharides which works in secretion of hormones by the pituitary gland. Thus, it helps to fight ageing.

Goji berries help us overall. They enhance our skin, immunity system and other few things. A small tip – avoid this fruit if you are taking heavy doses for blood pressure and diabetes. Otherwise, this unknown fruit is worth buying and eating. Goji berry juice is super famous and sold widely.

Embrace goji berry and if you are planning to enlighten your friends too about this superfood then, simply call for fruit basket delivery in UK.

“An apple a day keeps the doctor away”

June 9th, 2015

Everyone from childhood has heard the saying, “An apple a day, keeps the doctor away”. Indeed, it proves to be true. Without the use of drugs or even prescriptions, apples can prevent and cure many diseases. It is now, one of the most cultivated and consumed fruits in the world. Keeping your kitchen stocked with fresh apples can help you promote your health and reduce cost at the local drug store.

We have countless strange stories regarding the apple. The force of gravity was realized by Newton with the help of an apple, snow white was poisoned with an apple and the Apple brand. All this stories can easily make apple a wisdom fruit. Leaving these, apples happens to be a reservoir of nutrients, unlike all other fruits. Let us find out the nutrients it contains:

  • Vitamin C – It is a natural antioxidant capable of blocking some of the damage caused by free radicals.
  • Dietary fiber – A diet high in fiber helps prevent the development of certain diseasesand may help prevent the amount of bad cholesterol in your blood from rising.
  • Vitamin B- complex vitamins (riboflavin, thiamine, and vitamin B-6): Key vitamins in maintaining red blood cells and the nervous system in good health.
  • Phytonutrients – Apples are rich in polyphenolic compounds. These phytonutrients help protect the body from the detrimental effects of free radicals.
  • Minerals such as calcium, potassium, and phosphorus help in proper functioning of body.

All these nutrients combined make apple a miracle food. They help in keeping a healthy body in the following ways:

  • Weight loss benefits – Since it takes the body a longer time to digest complex fiber, so you don’t have hunger pangs.
  • Cholesterol is lowered – Apples contain fiber, some in the form of pectin. Pectin does not allow the cholesterol in the body to store by blocking its absorption. It makes the body use it. Hence, lower cholesterol.
  • Improves dental problems– Biting and chewing an apple stimulate the production of saliva in mouth, reducing the tooth decay by lowering the levels of bacteria.
  • Immune system is boosted – As discussed, apples are loaded with vitamin C. This helps boost the immune system. Also, red apples contain Quercetin, which boosts the immune system when stressed.
  • Positive impact on memory and breathing – Drinking apple juice keeps Alzheimer’s away and also prevent aging of the brain. Apples also restore lung function which improves breathing drastically.
  • Detoxification – With the help of apples, the liver is detoxified from harmful toxins accumulated in the body.
  • Increases endurance power before exercises – Quercetin found in apples increases oxygen supply for the lungs, increasing your endurance during exercises

Apart from these, apples also help to prevent lung cancer, breast cancer and colon cancer. It reduces asthma attacks and helps to protect bones.

Though, there are about 3000 different varieties of apples found in UK, apple orchards are not as common there as they were in the 1900s. So, while sending fruit basket delivery in UK to your loved ones, don’t forget to add this ‘miracle’ fruit.