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Malaysia a Paradise of Exotic Tropical Fruits

By Annie

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Tropical fruits are fruits that are grown in the tropics (warm climates).These fruits having remarkably great qualities, you can always eat them unprocessed and without any added sugars. Being an important source of carbohydrate, vitamins, minerals and fibers, tropical fruits grow on plants of all habitats. These fruits are a primary source of nutrition and a delicious component of healthy, balanced diet. Across the world, there are different types of tropical fruits grown and exported. Tropical fruits include pomegranates, papaya, bananas, mangoes, avocados, pineapples, Kiwi fruit, Lychee, Dragon fruit, Jack fruit, star fruit, Passion Fruit, Egg Plant, Durian, all types of Berries etc.

Avocado is a tropical fruit that has been shown to play a major role in lowering cholesterol level in a person. According to some health experts, eating avocados in conjunction with other vegetables, you absorb more nutrients than you would if you ate the vegetables alone.

Coconut water contains a great deal of health benefits for the body. The coconut water helps prevent dehydration.

Mango is a great tropical fruit which is moist, tender and very tasty. But in addition to this, the leaves of the mango plant are very good for healing bruises because of their great anti-inflammatory properties.

Pineapple is very good for the body because it helps in reducing inflammation in the body.

Banana is a tropical fruit that can enhance your mood and make you feel happier. Bananas contain a great deal of vitamin B6, which plays a crucial role in regulating a person's mood. Bananas are also extremely good for regulating a person's blood pressure because of the fact that they are very rich in electrolyte potassium.

Dragon Fruit have scaly red skin and pink or white flesh with black dots. They are great to look at on the breakfast buffet but the taste usually disappoints (rather tasteless). But they are high in vitamin C; they can reduce the risk of cancer and treat high blood pressure.

Durian is the most famous of Malaysian fruits due to its distinctive large size, powerful aroma, distinctive taste and custardy texture. Durians are naturally rich in potassium, dietary fiber, iron, vitamin C, and vitamin B complex. The king of fruits is thus excellent for improving muscle strength and blood pressure, bowel movements and skin health. It also supports the nervous and immune systems, and enhances red blood cell formation.

Guava, which has 3 times more vitamin C than an orange, vitamin A and B, can help treat type-2 diabetes, inhibit the growth of cancer cells and is good for anti-aging skin care.

Star fruit, the look is as good as the taste and they seem to have a lot of medicinal benefits. The fruit, which is mostly consumed fresh or as juice, is rich in vitamins A and C and it also has iron, and has high fiber content.

Longan, also known as mata kucing or cat eye, contains anti-oxidants and apparently can cure snake bites.

Tamarind: The Tamarind leaves, used in herbal tea for reducing malaria fever. Tamarind lowers cholesterol and can help to maintain a healthy heart. A good source of vitamins, minerals like copper, magnesium, potassium, calcium, iron, selenium and zinc, contains dietary fiber. Diluted Tamarind pulp can be used to help sore throat when gargled and can also help to destroy stomach worms in children. Also protects from Vitamin C deficiency.

Papaya helps to protect the skin; ripe papaya is a good source of vitamin C, vitamin E, and carotenoids, the high levels of these nutrients helps to protect the skin against free radicals which are known to damage the skin causing wrinkles and signs of aging. Papaya helps to reduce oxidization of cholesterol in the arteries and improve digestion.

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