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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 Those indicated here are indicative only and may be out of date.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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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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Shoot Froot – Acerola

Acerola

Acerola (Malpighia glabra) or Acerolla

Name:                   Acerola

Scientific name:  Malpighia emarginata

Other names:      Acerola cherry, Barbados cherry, West Indian cherry and wild crepe myrtle

 

Description:

Evergreen shrub origially from Yucatan, Mexico.

The cherry-sized drupes are juicy and a rich source of vitamin C. It can be eaten ripe, prepared as a juice, or preserved in the form of jam, jelly or syrup.

 

Nutritional Benefits:

Acerola fruit are rich in vitamin C and are a good source of nutrients, minerals and vitamins.

Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid) 1644 mg (1826.67%)

Copper, Cu 0.084 mg (9.33%)

Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic acid) 0.303 mg (6.06%)

Carbohydrate 7.54 g (5.80%)

Vitamin A 37 µg (5.29%)

Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 0.059 mg (4.54%)

 

Health benefits:

Antioxidant benefits, prevents liver damage, treats diarrhoea and dysentery, acts as a cold and cough remedy. Also used to prevent diabetes and obesity.

 

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