7 Exotic Fruits to Add Flavor and Nutrients to Your Diet
Looking for a fun, exciting and exotic way to change up your diet?
Around 39 percent of Americans report eating fruit less than once a day. So, if you're in that percentage, you might want to look into adding more fruit to your diet. Better yet, you should be adding some superfruits into your everyday diet!
But, what sorts of fruit should you be consuming? Are there more interesting fruits than the basic apples and oranges you should consider?
Check out these exotic fruits. The perfect way to introduce new fruits with plenty of health benefits into your diet.
1. Dragon Fruit
Also known as pitaya, dragon fruit is a delicious superfruit. This tasty, healthy fruit is especially high in vitamin C, which is perfect if you're tired of snacking on oranges. Dragon fruit is also a good source of iron, calcium, magnesium, and vitamin D.
If you struggle with high blood sugar levels, there is some evidence that shows dragon fruit might help lower blood sugar. It is also a great source of iron, which is rare in fruits.
Dragon fruit is a great way to start introducing new, exotic fruits into your diet. Acai Exotic makes it super easy too. Check out our diced dragon fruit packs and dragon fruit powder.
Acai is one of the top superfoods on the market today, and our personal favorite. It has been shown to provide multiple health benefits. Acai berries are well known for the high amount of antioxidants they contain, making them a popular choice for people trying to stay healthy and fit.
Acai helps your body combat inflammation and neutralize free radicals within your body. Free radicals are known to be carcinogenic and damage cells by pulling away oxygen from otherwise healthy cells. Acai, high in antioxidants, supply free radicals the oxygen they need and can save cells from free radical damage.
Plus, acai is naturally sugar-free!
You can buy acai in a ton of different forms depending on your needs, from powders, to pouches, to bowls! That means you can incorporate acai into lots of meals, depending on your preferences. Acai is a great addition to any smoothie! Acai Exotic has all your acai need covered in one place.
Acai bowls are one of the most popular options out there, since they're portable and delicious. Other great uses for acai include acai ice cream, acai cheesecake, acai garnished waffles, acai-infused cocktails, acai yogurt parfaits, acai chia pudding, and so much more. Check out our Instagram for acai recipe ideas!
Guarana is an exotic fruit with energizing properties. Like acai, guarana is naturally sugar free and native to Brazil. Guarana is difficult to find and is usually only found in the form of powder which is made from the seeds of the berry.
Guarana is physically and mentally energizing because it contains caffeine. Unlike coffee, guarana provides energy without the spike and notorious crash.
Adding guarana to your acai bowl is the perfect way to get an extra boost of energy in the morning.
Rough on the outside, lychee are one of the sweetest fruits once peeled. These fruits are thought to help with both weight loss and to speed up your metabolism. Also, If you're struggling to get enough potassium in your diet, this might be the fruit for you.
Lychee are a heavily water-based fruit, which is helpful if you have trouble staying hydrated. Although you should not replace your daily water intake with lychee, this fruit is a great way to compliment your daily hydration.
If you want your heart to stay healthy, lychees can be a good fruit choice since they're a good source of copper, potassium, and vitamin C.
This fruit is also helpful for boosting your immune system, improving your digestion, and contributing to healthy skin.
You may have heard of this fruit, since it's often used as a meat substitute in vegan recipes. It is a popular substitute for pork, like in pulled-pork barbecue sandwiches. But, jackfruit is good on its own as well.
Jackfruit is a great source of vitamin C, magnesium, flavonoids, and carotenoids. Jackfruit is a delicious addition to any savory dish.
It is one of the most versatile fruits out there. Jackfruit can be enjoyed both sweet and savory! You can add it to regular meals like salads or your next batch of soup or smoothies.
Pomegranates can be a little messy when you eat them, but they're a delicious and nutritious addition to any diet. Some of the nutrients and antioxidants found in pomegranates include punicic acid and punicalagins.
These properties give pomegranates a variety of health benefits, including warding off health disease, helping your body fight off different types of infections, and lowering your risk of getting different types of cancer.
Be careful when indulging on pomegranate seeds. You may want to stay away from wearing white clothing, since the juice has a tendency to stain your clothing.
The tiny little seeds can be hard to navigate at first, but once you get used to snacking on pomegranates you'll never want to stop!
Mangos are a sweet, low-calorie treat that can be extremely beneficial to your diet. Mangos contain folate, copper, vitamin C, vitamin B5, niacin, manganese, thiamine, riboflavin, and many other necessary vitamins and minerals.
If you're worried about your eye health, mangos may be one of the best fruits to add to your diet, since they're a major source of lutein, zeaxanthin, and vitamin A.
Mango has you covered wherever you go. If you're looking for a snack on the go, cut your mango into slices. If you don't quite have time for that, look into purchasing dried mango. If you're looking to add a spin on your classic recipes, add mango to your usual morning fruit salad.
Other delicious and unusual mango treats include mango salsa, mango slushies, mango toast, mango rice or noodle salad, and many others. We love adding fresh mango to our acai bowls. It is the perfect topping to give your bowl a tropical twist.
Be sure to avoid the big seed found in a whole mango, though — unfortunately, that part of the mango isn't quite edible.
Get Started With These Exotic Fruits
Exotic fruits can be a delicious — and healthy — change to your diet. They can be enjoyed individually or combined with other fruits and vegetables to make one big exotic fruit salad!
Acai Exotic products are made with the very best exotic fruits, including acai, guarana and dragon fruit.
Do you have more questions about exotic fruits and superfoods? Contact us for all the answers you need.