Grapefruit comes from the citrus family and it’s one of the most refreshing, delicious and juicy fruits out there. It contains many phytonutrients such as lycopene, beta carotene, vitamin A etc., and many consider it the paradise fruit because of its health promoting benefits and healing properties. This fruit is a natural mix of orange and pomelo. It grows in semi-tropical regions and is available from September until December. [click to continue…]
Grapes are a summer fruit also known as the queen of fruits. Grapes are berry-like warehouses of vitamins, minerals, polyphenolic antioxidants and phytonutrients and because of that, they earned the royal title. They can be found fresh and juicy, but also dried to use in salads, muesli, cakes and desserts etc. Grapes can be blue/black, white/green and red/purple color. The color is determined by the polyphenolic pigments. For instance, red or purple varieties contain anthocyanins, white/green contain tannins etc. These antioxidants are concentrated in the skin and seeds of the fruit, not in the flesh. Besides for eating, grapes are specifically used in wine production. [click to continue…]
10 Health Benefits of Figs.
Figs are summer/fall fruits with a dark green to purple color and a succulent, soft flesh. They’re healthy, rich in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals as well as phytonutrients. Figs grow in temperate climates and they can be found throughout the entire year, but they’re in their best shape and taste from May until November. They can be found fresh or dried. [click to continue…]