3 fruits you probably did not know to be superfruit

We come across a lot of fruits on a daily basis. While most fruits are loaded with multiple health benefits, some of them are sorted into a special category, commonly known as superfruit to the present day health freaks.

The special reason for coining this term is the unique benefits that the specific nutritional components of the fruit. Most individuals today use these fruit extract derivatives to make their own super foods including jams, tarts and sweets. Some of the widely available ones in the market in this category include:

  1. Papaya

Papaya Superfruit - Extract of Life

This is one of the least demanding super fruit options that can be easily grown in the smallest known spaces. While a frozen climate is not an ideal option for this fruit, it can be grown in almost any other conditions. The fruit can also be used as a vegetable in its unripe form. As the fruit ripens, it derives a bright orange color and a sweet fruity taste. It can be eaten raw or used to make fruit salads or custards. The beta carotene and folate compounds in the ripe fruit make it an excellent cancer fighting agent for colon risks. Another content known as the lycopene content works to provide protection against the avoidable threats of prostate cancer in male.

One full grown ripe papaya that weighs around 300 gram is loaded with hardly 118 calories energy. With less than 30 grams of carbs, the fruit has a little over 5 grams of natural fibers and about 2 grams of protein. It is one of the richest known sources of the vitamin complex molecules constituting of Vitamin A, C, E and K. Papaya has an unique anti inflammatory component known as Papain that is beneficial against the severe asthma symptoms, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and also maintains the cholesterol level to keep your heart and blood vessels healthy and fit.

  1. Strawberries

Strawberry superfruit - Photo by Monika Grabkowska on UnsplashIn terms of convenience, this fruit extract is one of the most common items in the market. You can get the whole fruit and use it for your dishes or purchase some packed puree or powder that can be used to enhance the flavors of your super foods. Most of us love strawberries for its great taste, fragrance and wide range of applicability. About 150 grams of strawberry can provide you with hardly 45 calories.

The most important component of this berry is the essential omega 3 fatty acid components apart from the carbs and fiber. It is one of the richest known sources of Vitamin C and Vitamin B complex. The other beneficial nutrients in the fruit include Vitamin K and minerals such as potassium, magnesium, copper, manganese and iodine.

The antioxidant properties of the fruit is derive from the phenol components that works to provide protection against hear diseases. It is also known for its anti-inflammatory properties and its anti carcinogenic features. Phenol works to the activities of the COX enzyme under control. That means you get collective effective protection against:

• Asthma 
• Cancer
• Osteoarthritis
• Rheumatoid arthritis
• Atherosclerosis

Apart from that, this fruit provides another essential cancer fighting component known as ellagitannin and many other phytonutrients that contribute to stopping the proliferating effects of cancer cells in your liver.

  1. Watermelon

Watermelon Superfruit - Photo by Neha Deshmukh on Unsplash
Consuming a cup of this superfruit supplies your body with just 49 calories that constitutes of 6 grams carbohydrate at the max and less than a single gram of protein.

The most beneficial health supplement that watermelon provides you with is the vitamin complex molecules made of Vitamin A, B1, B6 and C. It is also known to be great source for the vital minerals including potassium and magnesium.

This summer fruit is also known to be a great source of hydration and can be one of the most powerful weapons to beat the heat. Watermelon is one of the best options for heart health for the powerful antioxidant compounds it is loaded with.

In terms of convenience, this fruit almost tops the list as you can find it anywhere from super markets to local markets when the season is ripe for the fruit.

It is also known to reduce heart disease risks by stopping the harmful free radicals from reacting to oxidize the bad cholesterols.
Other benefits of the fruit include protection against cancer, saving the white blood cells DNA, attacks of asthma and numerous other benefits.

Apart from these, oranges and pears are also known to be great health supplement options that can be widely found in the market. But the list is not just limited to these 5 names. There are many other options available at your disposal as well. Some superfruits are also known for their rarity. That means they are not accessible to the entire world due to a lot of factors. While some may be difficult to store and transport, some are just limited to the native places thus constraining the supplies to the global market. If some of them are available, the price range goes too high. But the most of the benefits are common to most of the super fruits and that makes up for the lack of their availability through the other available ones in the market.

 

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