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DO YOU KNOW HOW USEFUL EXOTIC FRUITS ARE? (PART 3)

HORNED MELON

Nutritional value

It is rich in vitamins C and B-group vitamins.

The Healing Power

The fruit has a tonic effect.

How to eat horned melon

Cut in half and eat the pulp with a spoon. Its taste reminds cucumber, so the fruit is good in green salads and as a snack – for example, with soft cheese and seafood.

MANGOSTEEN

Nutritional value

It is rich in vitamins B, C, calcium, phosphorus. The fruit contains extremely high levels of antioxidants – xanthones, polyphenols and catechins.

The Healing Power

In oriental medicine it is used to treat dermatological problems, diarrhea and to reduce the temperature.

How to eat mangosteen

This is a small violet-brown fruit (it has no relation to the mango) with white slices inside. They have a tart sweetness. Remove the skin and eat these pulp slices.

TAMARILLO

Nutritional value

It is rich in vitamins A, B6, C, E, iron, potassium, contains no cholesterol and sodium.

The Healing Power

Tamarillo helps with migraines.

How to eat tamarillo

Yellow and orange tamarillo can be added to desserts, jams and fruit salad. Red and purple fruits are suitable for vegetable stews, curries, chutneys, meat.

KUMQUAT

Nutritional value

Rich in vitamins C, E, potassium.

The Healing Power

In Asia, it is a popular remedy for hangover. Essential oils contained in the skin of kumquat have a bactericidal effect. The pulp has anti-fungal elements, a lot of  furocumarine – a substance that has a high antiviral activity. The fruit improves the digestive system.

How to eat kumquat

Eat it with the skin. The fruit is used for fruit salads, sauces for meat and fish. It can be combined with cognac and single malt whiskey.

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