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Shoot Froot – Passionfruit

Passion fruit on plate

 

Name:                   Passionfruit

Scientific name:  Passiflora edulis

Other names:      Passion fruit, maracuja, maracuya, fruit de la passion, liliko’i

Description:

A vine, originally from southern Brazil / northern Argentina. The fruit, or pepo, has a hard skin within which are the seeds and juice

Nutritional Benefits:

Rich source of antioxidants, minerals, vitamins, and fibre.

Vitamin A (43% RDA)

Vitamin C (30% RDA)

Carbohydrate (18% RDA)

Iron (20% RDA)

Phosphorus (10% RDA)

Health benefits:

Antioxidant benefits, prevent cancerous growth, stimulate digestion, boost immune function, improve eyesight, increase skin health, regulate fluid balance in the body, lower blood pressure, boost circulation, and improve bone mineral density.

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NB: While Alan Skyrme has a number of diplomas in Nutrition it is strongly recommended that the latest available analyses of the nutritional contents and benefits are obtained from appropriate sources. Those indicated here are indicative only and may be out of date.

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Shoot Froot – Goji Berry

Goji Berry (Lycium chinense)

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Description:

Deciduous perennial shrub originally from China.

Its egg-shaped fruit are the size of small rose hips and a rich source of nutrients.

Nutritional Benefits:

Goji berries  are rich in antioxidants and a good source of nutrients, minerals and vitamins with multiple medicinal uses.

Vitamin A 390 µg (55.71%)

Iron, Fe 1.9 mg (23.75%)

Carbohydrate 21.58 g (16.60%)

Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid) 13.6 mg (15.11%)

Total dietary Fiber 3.6 g (9.47%)

Protein 3.99 g (7.98%)

Threonine 0.1 g (5.68%)

Sodium, Na 83 mg (5.53%)

Calcium, Ca 53 mg (5.30%)

Health benefits:

Antioxidant benefits, prevents diabetes, reduces cholesterol, prevents cancer, protects liver, eliminates free radicals, protects cardiovascular system

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NB: While Alan Skyrme has a number of diplomas in Nutrition it is strongly recommended that the latest available analyses of the nutritional contents and benefits are obtained from appropriate sources. Those provided here are indicative only and may be out of date.

Shoot Froot – Acai

Acai

Bowl of acai wine with berries and farofa

Name:                   Acai

Scientific name:  Euterope oleracea

Other names:      Acai, acai berry, assai,

Description:

Acai fruit grows on palm trees close to the waters of the Amazon and its tributaries. Its fruit are processed to produce acai “wine”, a stable food in the Amazon Region, while its palm trunk yields palm heart, though palmito (palm heart) is more common in the Jussara palm (Euterpe edulis)

Its fruit are the size of cherries and a rich source of antioxidant. While it can be eaten in the form of “wine” in the area in which it grows (usually unsweetened pure juice with or without meat or seafood), it is exported in freeze dried form for production of ice cream, juice and cosmetics.

Nutritional Benefits:

Acai is rich in antioxidants.

Getting accurate nutritional value is difficult since most measurements are based on the freeze-dried powder and not on the fresh fruit. The powder is used to make frozen smoothie style products and ice cream which have different calorific contents.

Based on freeze dried pulp and skin (100g):

Calories 533.9 
carbohydrates 52.2 g of which 44.2g is dietary fibre
Protein 8.1 g 
total fat 32.5 g
vitamin C negligible
calcium 260 mg
iron 4.4 mg
vitamin A 1002 U  
aspartic acid 
glutamic acid

Health benefits:

Very high antioxidant benefits (said to be the highest among all natural foods.

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NB: While Alan Skyrme has a number of diplomas in Nutrition it is strongly recommended that the latest available analyses of the nutritional contents and benefits are obtained from appropriate sources. Those provided here are indicative only and may be out of date.

Shoot Froot – Physalis

PhysalisPhysalis (Physalis peruviana)

Name:                        Physalis

Scientific name:     Physalis peruviana

Other names:          Aztec Berry, Barbados Gooseberry, bladderberry, Cape Gooseberry, Cherry Tomato Goldenberry, Gooseberry-Tomato, goldenberry, Husk Cherry, Inca Berry, obra cabbage, Peruvian Cherry, Peruvian Ground Cherry, Poha, Poha Berry, Strawberry Tomato, Winter Cherry

Description:

Herbaceous plant that can be annual or perennial. Various species and cultivars.

The fruit can be eaten raw, used in salads, used as a flavouring, made into fruit preserves, or dried and used like raisins. Physalis fruit contains pectin.

Nutritional Benefits:

Physalis fruit are rich in cryptoxanthin and are a good source of nutrients, minerals and vitamins.

Vitamin B3 (24.50%),

Iron (17.50%),

Vitamin (17.11%),

Vitamin B1 (12.83%),

Carbohydrate (12.06%)

Health benefits:

Antioxidant benefits, protects liver and kidney against fibrosis, aid a healthy pregnancy, provides relief of arthritic pain, improves cognitive ability, aids cardiovascular functions, improves eyesight

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NB: While Alan Skyrme has a number of diplomas in Nutrition it is strongly recommended that the latest available analyses of the nutritional contents and benefits are obtained from appropriate sources. Those provided here are indicative only and may be out of date.

Shoot Froot – Pomegranate

Pomegranate

Pomegranate fruit with flower and leaves

Name:                   Pomegranate

Scientific name:  Punica granatum

Other names:      Pomegranate, punic apple, granatapfel, granada, grenade, melograno, melagrana

 

Description:

The plant is an evergreen shrub that originated in the Middle East / Northern India. The juice and the fruit peel are used for culinary and medicinal products. The juice is very popular in Turkey where street vendors sell glasses and jars of the juice for consumption by pedestrians.

 

Nutritional Benefits:

Pomegranates are rich antioxidant and a good source of nutrients, minerals and vitamins.

Copper, Cu 0.275 mg (30.56%)

Carbohydrate 32.54 g (25.03%)

Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 28.5 µg (23.75%)

Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid) 17.7 mg (19.67%)

Total dietary fibre 7 g (18.42%)

Vitamin B9 (Folate) 66 µg (16.50%)

Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic acid) 0.656 mg (13.12%)

 

Health benefits:

Antioxidant benefits, anti-inflammatory benefits (cancer treatment, heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, prostate treatment, blood pressure, anaemia etc.

 

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NB: While Alan Skyrme has a number of diplomas in Nutrition it is strongly recommended that the latest available analyses of the nutritional contents and benefits are obtained from appropriate sources. Those provided here are indicative only and may be out of date.