The Beauty of Ugli Fruit Botanical name: Citrus x tangelo While it isn’t really the ugliest fruit in the world, the ugli fruit does have a rather lackluster appearance, with thick, yellow-green skin so loose and leathery that it practically rolls out when you begin pulling it off. But don’t let its unassuming exterior fool … Continue reading What Is Ugli Fruit Good For?
Dragon Fruit Botanical name: Hylocereus undatus Who knew there was a plant with a flower like an explosion of flame, which produces a beautiful but short-lived fruit with the appearance of a brilliant pink rosebud? This is the pitya – dragon fruit – indigenous to Central America but is also grown and exported from several … Continue reading What Is Dragon Fruit Good For?
Antioxidants are natural molecules found in certain foods that help neutralize free radicals in our bodies. Free radicals are byproducts of metabolism and our environment. Internal factors such as inflammation and external factors such as pollution, UV exposure, and cigarette smoke can increase free radical production. Free radicals can damage cells all over the body … Continue reading Antioxidants: Health Benefits and Nutritional Information
Acai (ah-sigh-EE) berries are a grape-like fruit native to the rainforests of South America. They are harvested from acai palm trees. The fruits are about 1-2 cm in diameter and a deep purple color. The seed constitutes about 80% of the fruit. The taste of acai berries has been described as a blend of chocolate … Continue reading Acai Berries: Health Benefits, Nutritional Information
Red meat contains numerous vitamins and minerals that are essential for a healthful, balanced diet. In recent years, however, its reputation has been severely blemished, with studies suggesting that red meat intake can increase the risk of cancer and other diseases. But is it really that bad for us? We investigate. Intake of red meat … Continue reading Red Meat: Good Or Bad For Health?
The papaya, a previously exotic and rare fruit, is now readily available at most times of the year. Papayas grow in tropical climates and are also known as papaws or pawpaws. Their sweet taste, vibrant color and a wide variety of health benefits are just a few reasons to add them to your diet. The … Continue reading Papaya: Health Benefits
Fresh blueberries are one of the most popular summer treats of all time. They are sweet, succulent, full of nutrients, and can be eaten freshly picked as well as incorporated into a variety of recipes. Blueberries contain a type of flavonoid known as anthocyanins, which are responsible for giving foods like blueberries, cranberries, red cabbage … Continue reading Blueberries: Health Benefits, Facts, Research