Posts tagged ‘tropical fruits’

Four of the World’s Healthiest Tropical Fruits

Philippines’ most delicious, nutritious and economically important fruits. These are the Philippines leading fruit exported worldwide.

Health benefits from these popular fruits are also included.


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Pineapple is one of the most popular fruits in the world. Large supply of pineapple comes from Southeast Asia. The Philippines is one of the world’s largest producers of fresh pineapple. It has wide plantations in Mindanao. Pineapple is endemic to Paraguay and Brazil. This fruit can be eaten fresh or canned. It is popularly used in salads and desserts.

For a popular recipe with pineapple, check this out

Pininyahang Manok (Chicken With Pineapple)

Health Benefits:

  • Pineapple breaks down protein because it contains proteolytic enzyme bromelain
  • It helps cure intestinal disorder
  • It is believe that it serves as a pain reliever
  • Pineapple helps induce childbirth when a baby is over due
  • Pineapple is a good source of manganese
  • It contains considerable amount of vitamin C and B1

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12 Exotic Tropical Fruits: How Many of These Have You Tasted?

Here are other exotic fruits from the tropical regions of the world you might want to eat before you say goodbye to our Beloved Mother Earth.

Here are other exotic fruits from the tropical regions of the world you might want to eat before you say goodbye to our Beloved Mother Earth.

1. Burmese Grapes or Baccaurea ramiflora

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The Burmese grape is found throughout Asia, most commonly cultivated in India and Malaysia. The fruit is harvested and used locally, eaten as a fruit, stewed or made into wine; it is also used medicinally to treat skin diseases. The bark, roots and wood are harvested for medicinal uses.

2. Korlan or Nephelium hypoleucum

Korlan is a fruit that is closely related to several other tropical fruits including the lychee, longans, rambutan, and mamoncillo. The fruit is a round to oval drupe borne in a loose pendant cluster. The seed is most likely  poisonous.

See more exotic tropical fruits HERE

12 Vitamin Rich Exotic Fruits From the Philippines and Other Tropical Areas

A dozen of mouthwatering tropical fruits that are rich sources of vitamin C and ascorbic acids and will provide you other health benefits as well.

As we all know, vitamins C and ascorbic acid are very important to our health. They help our body fight diseases; these fruits keep our skin beautiful, our teeth stronger, and many other health benefits.

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Some of these exotic fruits from the Philippines (and other tropical areas) are now becoming rare, so when you see them in the market – don’t think twice to buy these fruits because you may never have the chance to see and taste them again. After all, these fruits are very rich in vitamin C and ascorbic acid.

Yantok is a fruit that is not as popular as mangoes and bananas. This exotic fruit is from a vine locally called “yantok” (a variety of rattan) found in jungle forest areas but it is now actually raised in small plantations for commercial sale. It is one of the sourest fruits in the world. You will not like the acidic taste of yantok the first time you taste it, but one thing is sure, you’ll crave for its unusual taste later. These fruits are available in the market from August to October.

See more mouth watering and exotic fruits from the Philippines HERE