Healthy Nutrition: Exotic Fruits By Zulema Arandilla

In recent times we are experiencing a change in our usual markets, products from other countries that were previously impossible to find, are now the order of the day, but we are not yet very used to them.
We do not know its benefits, nor its flavors. Although I know there are many who have already tried many of these products, many others are still leery of doing so. For that reason I am going to talk about exotic fruits in this case, since many of them have a curious aspect and we do not know how to consume them, nor their great benefits.
Let’s start!


It has very varied colors according to its varieties, it goes from green to mauve and from orange to red. Your skin is not consumed. We will eat its orange pulp, it is very juicy and tasty. Be careful because in the center it has an elongated bone, with a very hard texture, like a trunk.

It has a high content of vitamin A and vitamin C. and potassium predominates within its minerals. It also has a soluble fiber and tannins.
The mango comes from Central and South America, Asia and Africa. Although now cultivated in the south of Spain.


his fruit can be found in two colors in yellow and red, the most common is red, or rather with a fuchsia tone with green leaves. We will eat the pulp of its interior white with black nuggets. The taste is sweet and its texture watery, it is true that the yellow pitaya is much sweeter than the red one. The pitaya is rich in vitamins of group B, vitamin C and vitamin E, and among its minerals we find iron, phosphorus and calcium. Its origin is Asian although it is already cultivated in the Canary Islands. We can enjoy it all year.


This fruit with a very funny star shape, could be yellow or green. Its pulp is fleshy and refreshing, with an acid touch. It contains vitamin A, vitamin C, phosphorus and potassium. It must be said that it is a fruit not recommended to people with kidney diseases, such as lithiasis, since it has a high content of oxalates.

The carom comes from Malaysia or Thailand and we can enjoy it all year.

Mangostán (garcina)

This round fruit has a thick and hard bark. It has a pigment that usually leaves a stain. What we should ingest is inside, inside is the white pulp. Its flavor is praised for its softness and exquisiteness. They contain calcium, iron, magnesium and a high content of potassium and phosphorus, as well as vitamin C and vitamin A.

Its origin is Asian and South American, and its production occurs throughout the year.


This fruit can remind us of sea urchins, it is a small fruit with villos of very striking colors. What we are going to consume is its white pulp, it can remind us of the lychee, but with a little less flavor. It contains calcium, iron, potassium, phosphorus and vitamin B3 and vitamin C.

Its origin is Asian and we can consume it all year round.


It is a fruit very similar to the cherry tomatoes, it is orange red inside and red outside. Its texture is gelatinous and with a very refreshing flavor. It contains iron, magnesium, potassium and phosphorus, as well as vitamin A, vitamin C and vitamin E, the antioxidant triad.

Its origin is from South America and we have it all year.

All these fruits can be consumed alone, in juices or Smoothie, fruit salads, in salads or pastries. I invite you to make your own recipes.
Send us your comments to share your experience.

Enjoy these fruits so original and at the same time so healthy.

By Zulema Arandilla

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