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Tropical Fruits

Tropical fruits having remarkably great qualities, you can always eat them unprocessed and without any added sugars. Being an important source of carbohydrate, vitamins, minerals and fibers, tropical fruits grow on plants of all habitats.These fruits are a primary source of nutrition and a delicious component of healthy, balanced diet. Across the world, there are different types of tropical fruits grown and exported.

Who doesn't like a warm sunbath at a beach? Oh! That water of the beach, the surfing, the warm breeze at the coconut tree and of course drinking tender coconut water. My! My! Mangoes the fruit that just can't go wrong after a hearty lunch at the beach, the sweetness of the mangoes and the refreshing tender coconut water makes you feel cool from the inside. But, have you ever thought that why mangoes and tender coconuts are available at a hot and tropical region. What makes the water of tender coconut so refreshing and sweet?

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A whole list of Tropical fruits


A tropical fruit is a fruitwhich is produced in a tree that are native to the tropics. Tropics are the regions below or surrounded by the equator i.e. between the Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn, where the climate is mostly warm or hot around the year which are unique and creates a habitat for diverse animals and plants like toucans, orangutans, jaguars and hibiscus, orchids, rain lilies and fire bush.

Benefits of Tropical Fruits

  • Tropical Fruits contain protein digesting enzymes called brome lain which reduces inflammation of your body and improving digestion of your body.
  • Tropical Fruits contain abundant amount of vitamin B6 and potassium which regulates your blood pressure.
  • Tropical Fruits reduces the risk of breast cancer. Studies have shown that eating tropical fruits per day may reduce the risk of breast cancer.
  • Tropical Fruits are rich in antioxidants. They provide more antioxidants than dark chocolate and protect your heart from diseases like a solid barrier.
  • Tropical Fruits lowers the risk of developing kidney related diseases.

Healthiest Tropical Fruits

So, let's put these fruits in a competition and find out which one is the healthiest option in our diet. And the Winners are:

  • Papaya: A rich source of fiber and antioxidants. This bright coloured fruit is a powerhouse of nutrients and vitamins which are good for your whole body but bad for your cancer.
  • Bananas: This yellow on the outside but white in the inside is a delicious source of amino acids, potassium and vitamins A, B and C. When unripe it is used in cooking dishes and popular fritters like banana chips, etc. It helps in improving blood sugar levels and makes you feel full making your obesity go bananas.
  • Pineapple: This pointy pine skin but yellow delicious apple is power packed with vitamin c and contains protein- digesting enzymes which aids in digesting your food and helps in reducing weight.
  • Jackfruit: One of the sweetest fruits which can be used for cooking when unripe is rich in potassium, magnesium, calcium and Vitamins A and C. This fruit is also made as chips and fritters.
  • Dates: This small fruit is loaded with high nutrients and minerals and fibers and contains antioxidants like flavonoids, carotenoids and phenolic acid which helps in reducing diabetes, cancer, Alzheimer's disease, etc. and also improves brain and memory power.
  • Mango: The King of Fruits is also The King of Nutrients. This yellow sweetnessis lavish in antioxidants and vitamins. Mango also provides cancer fighting antioxidants making this fruit a cancer fighter.
  • Coconut: This fruit is definitely a God's gift. Coconuts are a copious source of electrolytes making it a perfect natural refresher. It is also rich in vitamins, minerals and fiber. Its inner white flesh is high in chai fatty acids that helps in controlling inflammation andreduce the risk of heart diseases.
  • Avocado: Avocados are rich in good fat and Omega-3 fatty acids which remove heart diseases and cholesterol.
  • Star fruit: This sweet and sour fruit is lowest in calories and highest in vitamin C, B- complex and has small quantities of iron, zinc, potassium and phosphorus.
  • Sapodilla: This brown fruit is rich in vitamin A, calcium, phosphorus andiron; it is also anti-viral and anti-fungal properties and is rich in calcium which provides healthy bones. This fruit is an anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer agent. Sapodilla controls blood pressure and improves skin health.

Easily Available Tropical Fruits

We have seen the fruits which are good for your health. India has been one of the biggest exporters of tropical fruits. So,let us find the tropical fruits which are easily available at the market.

  • Mango: One of the most popular and favorite fruits in the world. India provides more than 100 varieties of mangoes.
  • Citrus Fruits: These fruits are native to Southern Asia. These fruits are juicy source of vitamin C and A. these fruits are mostly grown in shrubs or small trees.
  • Mandarin: Mandarin oranges are mostly found in the hilly areas of India which are grown during the summer season. This fruit is mainly grown-up in Nagpur. This fruit also provides essential oil which is used for many medicinal purposes.
  • Sweet Orange: Sweet Orange also known as Mosambi is also rich in vitamin C and is also for many medicinal and health purposes.
  • Banana: This fruit is of one of the oldest cultivated crops. Banana cultivation dates back to 1100. B.C., and many health benefits and varieties. Every tropical region of India has a different variety of bananas.
  • Guava: This is a native fruit of Central America and was introduced in India by the Portuguese. It is oval in shape and has a colored flesh inside. Guava is highly aromatic, sweet and flavored and is commonly used for making jams and jellies.
  • Papaya: This power house fruit is an excellent breakfast fruit which is also used for salads. Unripe papayas are used for cooking. Papaya contains latex called papin which is mostly used for medicinal purposes.
  • Dates: This fruit is a natural sweetener and also helps in natural labor. Dates are an excellent source of antioxidants and they improve blood sugar level and bone health.
  • Sapodilla: Sapodilla or Chikoo is another sweet fruit with many health benefits. It gives relief from constipation and it is beneficial for skin and hair

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