All things Fruit-worthy – 5 Fruits that you must try out

Yes that’s right, Albaloo is helping you get healthy with a selection of fruits that you should be eating this month. Take a gander at our list and check out which fruits you should be adding to your daily routine… or better yet, mix and match throughout the week.


Durian
 
Known for its strong odour, Durian has become a favorite for locals and tourists in Malaysia. The fruit’s flesh can range in color it’s most commonly yellow or white, but can also be red or green. The fruit can grow up to 1 foot (30 cm) long and 6 inches (15 cm) wide. A typical durian fruit has about 2 cups (486 grams) of edible pulp. It has a smelly, custard-like flesh with large seeds.

The flavor is described as tasting like cheese, almonds, garlic, and caramel all at once.

Common food preparations of durian fruit include:

  • juice
  • seeds, boiled or roasted
  • soup
  • candy, ice cream, and other desserts
  • side dish

Rambutan


Rambutan got its name from the Malay word for hair because the golf-ball-sized fruit has a hairy red and green shell. Its unmistakable appearance is often compared to that of a sea urchin.

The fruit is related to the lychee and longan fruits and has a similar appearance when peeled. Its translucent white flesh has a sweet yet creamy taste and contains a seed.

Mangosteen
Manggis or mangosteen as its better known is a tropical fruit with a slightly sweet and sour flavor easily identified by its deep purple coloring. Though now everyone’s first choice of fruit mangosteen is rich in nutrients, fiber and unique antioxidants.

Some other health benefits of the mangosteen are:

  • Anti-inflammatory properties
  • Anti-cancer effects
  • Promotes weight loss
  • Supports blood sugar control
  • Promotes a healthy immune system
  • Helps maintain healthy skin
  • Promotes heart health, brain health and digestive health

With that many benefits who wouldn’t give the mangosteen a try?

Lanzones
The lanzone is a delicious berry native to Malaysia with a number of health benefits. The fruit is usually available during the months of August to November and has a sweet yet slightly acidic flavor similar to lychee.

Some of the health benefits of Lanzones are:

  • No saturated fats or cholesterol, but has good amounts of fiber, vitamins and antioxidants.
  • Boosts energy and helps revitalize through electrolytes, minerals and vitamins.
  •  It help control heart rate and blood pressure therefore offers protection against high blood pressure and stroke.

Jackfruit

Cempedak is a tropical fruit native to South India and closely related to the fig, mulberry and breadfruit. It is the largest tree fruit in the world and can reach up to 35kg in weight.

Jackfruit has a slightly sweet flavor and vegans often use this fruit as a meat substitute due to its texture which is comparable to shredded meat.

Some other benefits include:

  • May benefit blood sugar control
  • Immunity boosting vitamins
  • Helps maintain healthy skin
  • Assists heart health

So there you have it, a quick shopping list of fruits for you to try this month while you are out and about. Stay healthy…

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