Best Places for Exotic Fruit

The fruits of life are vital for the human nutrient supply. Americans are obsessed with exotic fruits, commonly known as super fruits, to release anti-oxidants, increase metabolism and assist in weight loss. These fruits are native to various exotic lands and one of the perks of traveling to these destinations is to obtain the fruit from it’s home-source. Fruit sold in the motherland equates to cheap fruits, especially for those sold in third-world countries or in markets. Plus, tasting native fruit is part of the experience when exploring an unknown, heat-sweltering land.
StarfruitStarfruit
Native to India, Indonesia and Sri Lanka, starfruit comes from the carambola, which is a species of trees that bloom pink flowers. The yellow star-shaped fruit has a crunchy texture, but with an integration of a pineapple, kiwi and apple flavor. This fruit is rich in Vitamin C and is often juiced or created into a relish or preserve. There are sweet and acidulate starfruit and are commonly found in markets sold for cents on the dollar.
Mangosteen
Mangosteen
The fruit is native to the Sunda Islands and Moluccas of Indonesia, but is commonly found in markets throughout Thailand and throughout southeast Asia. They can be commonly purchased, or barterd, for about two U.S. dollars per kilogram (2.2 lbs). The fruit is located inside a hard purple shell. Once pried open, inside is the edible, nuclear, white flesh. This fruit is known to have powerful phytochemicals, which contain antioxidant properties,    especially in the peel. In   southeast Asia, traditional medicine used mangosteen for skin infections, wounds, dysentery and urinary tract infections.
Mangos
Mangos
Native to southeast Asia, mangos are sold in markets, stores and from small vendors. Americans commonly know mangos as a Hawaiian fruit, which flowers in December and is ripe in summertime. The sweet flesh contains phytochemicals and nutrients including omega 3. This popular fruit is often seen in various cuisines, salsas and deserts and is used in many Asian spas in facials to restore damaged skin.
PassionfruitPassionfruit
This native South American fruit is found mostly in Brazil, Paraguay and northern Argentina. Passionfruit is round in nature with the yellow membrane-looking flesh covering black, crunchy seeds. This fruit is enriched with Vitamin A, C, dietary fiber and iron. It is also known to be a good source of potassium and can lower high blood pressure. The name originated as it comes from the passion flower, and there are two species of passion fruit: the golden and dark purple. This fruit is also found throughout Asia and Australia.
LycheesLychees
Native to China, this fruit is commonly found throughout India and Taiwan and other southeast Asian markets. When cracking open the pink shell, you will bite into a white, grapefruit-like flesh, which is sweet in nature. Eating only half the fruit will leave what looks like an eyeball in hand as there is a large brown seed in the center of the flesh. This fruit contains high Vitamin C potency and copper, phosphorus and potassium. It is known that nine lychees provides a person with the recommended daily value of Vitamin
Acai Berries
Acai Berries
Eight species of this plant are native in Central and South America from Belize southward to Brazil and eastward to Peru. This small, circular, black-purple fruit is smaller than a grape and grows in panicles of 500 to 900 fruits. It is known that American marketers have mis-marketed the power of this fruit for weightloss, and does not hold any scientific claims. The fruit was studied to show positive effects for restoring circadian rhythm in flies.
NoniNoni
The native range extends across southeast Asia and Australasia, and Noni is commonly known as, Indian mulberry. The brain-looking fruit contains phytochemicals such as lignans, flavanoids, iridoids and fatty acids. The fruit and leaves are used in ancient Polynesian cultures to treat menstrual cramps, irregular bowels, diabetes, liver diseases and urinary tract infections.

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