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Acai is rich in antioxidants such as Vitamin C and polyphenols. It contains ample amount ofiron, calcium and vitamin A. Acai has high caloric values and fats when compared with other berries Read more
These fruits are cholesterol, fat, and sodium free. They provide a good source of fiber and of the vitamins A and C. Can cook with sugar then use to top pound cake or ice cream. Read more
In the Christian art, it is found in devotional statues and paintings.
It is used as a gargle for sore throat, and to treat hemorrhoids. People use pomegranate for flu, stomatitis, gum, diabetes, bleeding, etc. Read more
Almonds paste with milk cream, applying regularly makes skin fair with glow. It is rich in Iron, copper, phosphorus and vitamin B1.
Almond oil applied over forehead relieves headache
It is a small fruit that protects DNA from mutations Kiwi an exotic fruit contain as much potassium as bananas.
Asthma, wheezing, Coughing and colon cancer especially in children can be prevented. Read more
Prunes contains lot of fibers and sorbitol a stool loosening sugar. Prunes have a laxative effect. Dried prune is better than fresh prune. The salts contained in the dried prune are valuable as food for the blood, brain, and nerves. Read more
Ripen apricots are very good source for the young children as well as the older people. This fruit is quite laxative, and have high rate of alkalinity. Apricots also contain cobalt that is necessary for the treatment of anemic conditions.
Lemon is not only used for cooking, but also to treat ailments ranging from epilepsy to the cold. Lemon juice prevents certain fruits like apples, avocados and pears from discoloring once they’ve been peeled. Use pure lemon juice on wasp and bee stings to relieve pain
Pumpkin can be used in pudding or it can be liquefied. Pumpkin seeds mixed together with soy milk make a great remedy for parasitic worms in the digestive tract. relieves from Oxidative stress which leads to heart diseases, Alzheimer’s diseases, as well as cancers. Read more
The leaves of the bignay fruit are very much useful in the treatment of snakebite. Leaves and fruits used for anemia and hypertension. Young leaves are boiled for the treatment of syphilitic affections. It is common venereal disease caused by treponema pallidum spirochete Read more
Lime is a hybrid fruit that cures scurvy, caused due to deficiency of vitamin-C These are also characterized by infections such as cough and cold, ulcers in mouth , swollen and bleeding gums. The ample of acids present in
lime helps to clear the excretory system by washing and cleaning off the tracts Read more
The skinned segments can be broken apart and used in salads and desserts or made into preserves. Pomelo is an excellent source of Vitamin C and potassium. This stimulates the appetite by increasing gastric secretions in the stomach and helps to tone the stomach. Read more
It has been used for diarrhea, inflammation of the mouth and throat, and to improve night vision. This also helps to prevent the damage to cells. Antioxidants helps to prevent illnesses such as heart disease, cancer, and an eye disorder. Read more
A loment is a type of legume that breaks at constrictions occurring between the segments of the seeds. Being a legume, it is dry at maturity and is dehiscent, meaning that it will split open at maturity. This also contains huge number of medicinal values.
The raisins helps in relief from constipation, acidosis, anemia, fever, and sexual weakness. Raisins also help to gain weight, and provides eye care, dental care, and bone health. Raisins may be eaten raw or used in cooking, baking and brewing. Read more
Blackberries are rich in iron, but it can cause constipation. This fruit have been used for years to control diarrhea. If one can take blackberry juice with no constipating results, it is one of the best builders of the blood. Read more
Loganberries are high in Vitamin C, Manganese, Vitamin K, Folate, Copper and Dietary Fiber The fruit is low in saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium. It is used as an ingredient in jams, pies, crumbles, syrups and wines. Read more
Rambutan fruit contains carbohydrate, protein, fat, phosphorus, iron, calcium and vitamin C. The Skin tanin of this fruits contain saponin.
The fruit are usually sold fresh, used in making jams and jellies, or canned. Read more
Blueberries have high silicon, which helps to rejuvenate the pancreas. The fruit is said to be good for diabetic conditions.
The juice was used as a cough medicine, and the leaves and roots were ground into powder to treat a number of ailments. Read more
Delicious, loquats are very low in calories; provide just 47 cal per 100 g, but rich in insoluble dietary fiber, pectin. Pectin retains moisture in the colon and thus functions as bulk laxative. Loquats can also be used to make light wine, sometimes using just the crystal sugar and white liquor. Read more
Raspberries are considered as the very good cleanser for mucus, for catarrhal conditions, and for toxins present in the body. They are a good source of vitamins A and C. Raspberry were called “ida,” probably after the mountain they were found growing on. Read more
Boysenberry anthocyanins appear to have anti-inflammatory and cancer inhibitory properties Boysenberries should be used within a couple days of purchase It may be eaten fresh or used as part of jams, preserves, pies, and syrups, or made into wine. Read more
Lychee fruits are low in calories, contains no saturated fats or cholesterol, but rich in dietary fiber. Canned lychees can be used to make a fruit cocktail. Peeled, seeded lychees are canned in sugar sirup in India and China and have been exported. Read more
One of the best ways to use rose hips is to brew them into tea either used as fresh or dried. They are also edible and a good source of vitamin C.
Helps in preventing and treating colds,Infections,Fever,and boost the immune system. Read more
It is used in soup and can be cooked on a grill wrapped in foil with spices such as nutmeg and cinnamon. The butternut squash is one of the most versatile winter squash, as it lends itself many preparations. The deep orange color comes Due to its vitamin A/beta carotene . Read more
Macadamia was used as an ornamental and for reforestation. The tip, side,wedge or cleft grafting is used under greenhouse conditions upto 1ft high. It is high in palmitoleic acid, found in the sebum of our skins, and therefore has a great affinity to our skin. Read more
The saguaro blossom is the state flower of Arizona.
The saguaro is used as an emblem in commercials and logos to convey a sense of the southwest. The ribs of the saguaro were used for construction and other purposes by Native Americans. Read more
Cashew nuts provide protein and fiber to body.
The main use of cashewnut is as a snack. But many innovative food companies are discovering cashews as an ingredient. Cashew Flour and Pasteare used in many asian sweets, gravies and fancy Marzipans. Read more
Mandarin can be attributed as anti septic, cytophylactic, depurative, digestive, hepatic,relaxant, sedative and tonic. Vitamin C present in mandarin oranges protects the sperm from genetic damage Mandarins have been used in ayurveda and to reduce phlegm.
Sapodilla is rich in dietary fiber that makes it good laxative. The fiber content helps to relieve constipation protects the mucous membrane of the colon from cancer . Paste made from the sapodilla seeds can be applied to stings and bites, and the juice from the seeds has antihistamine qualities. Read more
Cantaloupe contains an excellent source of vitamin A and beta-carotene. cantaloupe cures fevers, moisten the lungs, and urine problem. It helps in prevention of heart disease,as they contain an anticoagulant called adenosine. Read more
A Mango Milkshake helps the people to gain weight.
Mangoes are thought to help stop bleeding, to strengthen the heart, and to benefit the brain. The powder of dried kernel of Mango seeds with fresh water cures the habit of eating soil in kinds. Read more
Satsuma fruit is compatible with each other that create the greatest synergistic health. Their peel can be used to spice a meal or to flavor a beverage. The dried peel of the fruit is used in the regulation of ch’i, and also used to treat abdominal distension. Read more
Clementines are a good source of vitamin C, potassium, thiamin, and niacin. Clementine fruit also contain fiber that act as a very good natural energy booster. Clementines have almost no fat, and an average clementine has only about 35 calories. Read more
It contain an essential nutrients, which are required for growth and development of nutritional well-being. The fruit contains 7 to 14% catechin tannin and rosin,used for tanning leather in China. Mangosteen twigs are used as chewsticks in Ghana.It also yields a black dye. Read more
Strawberries are accessory fruit often used to flavor other foods, such as ice cream. They have many other nutrients and can be efficiently used to prevent many diseases. Strawberry fruit are eaten raw or used in making juice, desserts, jam, syrup and wine. Read more
Cranberries contain high acid content, and so it should not be eaten too frequently. Cranberries increases the acidity of the urine in the human body. Because of their extremely tart taste, people drown them in sugar syrup, that makes them unhealthy Read more
Fat-free, saturated fat-free, cholesterol-free and sodium-free. Minneolas are rich in vitamin C and contain vitamin B1, potassium, folate, calcium and dietary fiber. Minneola Tangelos are called Honeybells because of their slightly elongated end, that forms a bell shape Read more
Winter squash contains more amount of vitamin A when compared to the summer squash . Both are low in carbohydrates and can be used in all diets. Squash is a high potassium and sodium food that leaves an alkaline ash in the body. Read more
In subarctic areas, crowberry has been a vital addition to the diet of the Inuit and the Sami. It gives a steady crop and the gathering is relatively easy. The high concentration of anthocyanin pigment can be used as a natural food dye. Read more
In times past, mulberries were believed to have great curative powers and were used as a general cure-all. Now, they are used mainly in eliminating and weight-loss diets. They are also good for building the blood, and for coating the stomach in any gastric. Read more
Children enjoy the ripe fruits out-of-hand.
The leaf infusion of the surinam cherry is taken as a stomachic, febrifuge and astringent. The leaf decoction is drunk as a cold remedy and, in combination with lemongrass, as a febrifuge Read more
When dried,currants are valuable in combating anemia,as they contain iron, copper,and manganese. They have an alkaline reaction and work as a laxative in the body. Black currant oil and juice extracts are used as antioxidant, to treat rheumatoid arthritis and night and fatigue-related visual impairment. Read more
The fruits are used to prepare carbonated beverages, or an acid, oily, fermented beverage called chicha applied to assorted beer-like drinks . Nance is a tropical fruit cultivated in coastal areas of Mexico. Nance can be used as fresh fruit and for preparing fruit rolls, jellies, syrup, ice cream, and cakes. Read more
Sweet Orange is used in alternative herbal treatments to treat ailments and problems. It is used to rejuvenate the skin with the action of the AHA ,in skin care cosmetics and to stimulate the lymph system. This orange is used as a rootstock in groves of sweet orange. Read more
Dates used on cereals make a wonderful sweetener.
The date water can be used with milk for children who have sensitive stomachs, as it helps digest the milk. The Ancient Egyptians used the
fruits to be made into date wine, and ate them at harvest. Read more
Nectarines are considered as a subacid fruit and that can be mixed with any kind of fruit. They leave an alkaline ash, and are best eaten raw. Nectarines provide twice the vitamin A, slightly more vitamin C, and much more potassium than peaches. Read more
Tangerines are an essential source of vitamin C.
The thin membrane covers the segments contains a digestion-aiding factor, and should always be eaten. Tangerines fruit mainly reduces the weight and yields good general health for the human beings. Read more
Drupes are sweet, fleshy that attracts the attention of animals as a food. Freestone refers to a drupe having a stone which can be removed from the flesh easily. A drupe contains a single seed enclosed by a endocarp, which often adheres closely to the seed within. Read more
The olive oil contains high content of monounsaturated fatty acids and antioxidative substances. People use the fruit ,seeds,water of fruit and the leaves to make medicine. It is used to prevent heart attack, stroke , cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, and migraine headache. Read more
The Tayberry can be eaten as a fresh fruit or used for making jams, pies, wine,etc,. Wine made from the tayberry fruit are moreover said to be refreshing agent. Tayberry fruit and the leaves are a good home medicine for diarrhea and chewing the leaves cures bleeding. Read more
Elderberry juice is a good cleanser,that can be diluted with other juices. It is good as a tonic for the reproductive and glandular system. Ir retains therapeutic uses as an anti-inflammatory, diuretic, and immuno-stimulant, as a herbal remedy. Read more
Oranges are an excellent source of vitamin C.
It is low in calories, no saturated fats or cholesterol, and is rich in dietary fiber, pectin. Orange oil and orange peel extract are key ingredients in some fire ant repellents. Read more
Tomatoes are rich in vitamins and are wonderful blood cleanser. The juice can be used in diets, in other raw vegetable juices such as celery, parsley, beet, and carrot juice. Half-ripe tomatoes are useful during summer season as it prevents sun-stroke or heat-stroke. Read more
Due to high sugar content inFigs produces good energy. Figs are said to be laxative due to mucin and pectin membrane present in this fruit. Dried figs may also give nourishment to the body, especially in the winter. Read more
Papaya contain enzymes that soften and heal the skin. The enzymes in these fruits scrap free-radical damage and relieves age spots and fine lines. They also purify the skin by dissolving dead cells from the skin’s surface. Read more
It is used in landscaping and ornamental horticulture. The drug paclitaxel used in breast, ovarian and lung cancer treatment, is derived from Taxus brevifolia. Over 400 cultivars of yews have been derived from Taxus baccata. Read more
Gooseberries are considered as good for the liver and intestinal tract. They develop an alkaline ash when digested.
These are watery, and have a high potassium and sodium content . Read more
Pears have high content of vitamin C and iron. They are good in all diets and are a wonderful digestive aid. They help normalize bowel activity. These are always good for skin and have plenty of fibers Read more
The pegs and juice are used to make sweet and savory recipes. The juice is delicious warmed as a hot toddy with rum, and used to make ice creams and souffles. Ugli is rich in vitamin C that can be squeeze easily for refreshing drink. Read more
Gandaria fruits, especially the sweet varieties, are consumed fresh or eaten cooked in syrup. Immature fruits are chopped and used as an ingredient in condiment sambal. Young leaves are also consumed in salads and eaten with sambal. Read more
When thoroughly ripe,persimmons are a rich source of fruit sugar. Dried persimmons are almost as sweet as candy. They are rich in potassium, magnesium, and phosphorus, and are good to use in a soft diet. Read more
Walnuts are the only nuts that have omega-3 fatty acids in high amounts. Omega -3 fatty acids are helpful in lowering triglycerides. Triglycerides should not be more than a certain level in the blood from heart’s health point of view. Read more
High in Calcium, Magnesium, and Potassium, the leaves can be eaten as a vegetable. It is an antibacterial, antiinflammatory, depurative, diuretic, febrifuge,that reduces blood pressure. Infusion of flower buds helps in treatment of syphillitic skin diseases, tumors, dysentery, colds & cough. Read more
Pineapple contains the enzymes, are soften that helps in healing of many skin diseases . The enzymes in these fruits scrap free-radical damage and are known to relieve age spots and fine lines . Pineapple also helps to purify the skin by dissolving all the dead cells from the skin’s surface. Read more
Most of us love watermelon for its taste, but many are ignorant of its health benefits. This article deals with the health benefits of watermelon, which is widely cultivated across the globe. watermelon has been used as a medicinal plant in several native cultures.
FRUITS OF MALAYSIA
Malaysia is blessed with a large variety of fruits. Most of us enjoy eating these fruits. They range from very sweet ones that make our teeth hurt to very sour ones that make our teeth numb. Whatever our preference we can always find some that we like.
Some fruits are seasonal while some fruits are perennial. The famous durian, which is also known as the ‘king of fruits’, is a seasonal one. This fruit appears in abundance around the month of May and once again around the month of December every year. The popularity of this fruit is undisputed as people from all walks of life can be seen surrounding the vendors when the durians are in season.
The average size of a durian is that of a football. Its outer skin is hard and spiny. We have to be very careful not to be pricked by the many sharp spines. Inside the durian is a different story altogether. A good durian contains seeds coated with sweet yellow flesh. The flesh also emits a powerful aroma that needs getting used to. Most locals love the taste and smell but visitors to our country usually find the smell unbearable.
Other seasonal fruits are the rambutan, langsat, duku, rambai, mangosteen and so on. All of them have their unique taste and are consumed in large quantities when they are in season.Off season we have the perennial fruit like banana, guava, mango, pineapple,papaya etc. They can be found in every fruit stall. There are also other fruits like the mata kuching that are not so popular. There are also poisonous fruits that no one dares to touch.
All in all I woud say that we are very fortunate to live in a land which is not only rich with its different races and cultures but is also filled with succulent fruits that we can enjoy to our hearts’ delight.
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