FRUIT OR VEGETABLE STARTING WITH i
How many fruits and vegetables starting with I you know? Sure not many, because although there are many fruits and vegetables for other letters (in Spanish, of course) such as B (bananas and aubergines) or M (apple and mangoes), how many vegetables do you know from this vowel?
If you are curious and want to know the answer to these questions, we invite you to continue reading the section that we have prepared for you on the best fruits and vegetables beginning with I.
Fruits and vegetables should be an essential food in any healthy diet. It should not be considered as a complement. They provide us with a large amount of vitamins and minerals necessary for life.
In addition to the vitamins and minerals found in fruit and vegetables, in many of them we find fiber, normally in your skin, fiber helps control blood sugar levels, produces satiety, eliminates harmful substances in the body and increases intestinal transit.
List of fruits and vegetables that start with i
I present to you the foods that I have found which are fruits and vegetables that begin with the vowel i, they are the following:
As you can see, some are in Spanish and others are in English, although now I will explain their characteristics, origin and, I will show photos and videos.
I want to say that many of these foods are not found in our country because their commercialization is very low due to the low demand.
Why include fruits and vegetables in our daily diet?
It is undeniable that fruits and vegetables, almost all vegetables in general, are an important part of any balanced diet. Well, these have beneficial effects for our body, our mind and our health in general.
Fruits and vegetables have all kinds of healthy effects on our body, as they contain a large amount of vitamins and minerals necessary for the health of our body.
Being natural, most fruits and vegetables are low in calories, so they will be our best friends if we want to lose weight or stay in shape. They can be eaten in large quantities without affecting our calorie limit.
With nothing more to add, here is some additional information about the previous list:
Fruit or vegetable with i and its characteristics
ICACO (Chrysobalanus icaco)
Origin of the icaco or beach plum
It is a tropical fruit, native to the coast of Veracruz, it is found in Florida, Bahamas, Cuba, Trinidad and Tobago. It can also be found on the coasts of Africa.
Description of this fruit as tree and fruit
- The icaco is a shrub that can grow to 3 meters.
- The icaco as a dense tree will not reach 10 meters, remaining as normal at 6 meters.
- It blooms in late spring and does so in clustered white flowers.
- It depends on whether it is coastal or inland, its fruit will have a shape and dimensions. The coastal one being 5cm and round and the interior one of 2.5cm and oval.
- Both varieties will be dark purple in color. The coastal one may be pale yellow or pink.
- Its flavor is quite mild.
- It also has a tacky flavor.
- The color of the leaves of the tree vary, being these from green to soft red.
- This fruit is ideal for jams. The icaco sweet is known in Venezuela and Colombia for its great taste and exquisite flavor.
It is a sweet-tasting fruit originally from Michoacán, in Mexico. It is also known by the names of anona blanca or papuasa. The fruit can be heart-shaped or balloon-shaped and reaches a size of 15 cm long and can weigh almost a kilo. Usually the Ilama it is covered with more or less pronounced greenish triangular protrusions.
The bark varies in color from pale green to deep pink, or purple. Its pulp is white and sweet. The pulp is a little fibrous, soft and creamy near the rind; It ranges from dry to quite juicy, and has almost 100 oval seeds inside. For this reason, it was confused for years with guanaba.
The pulp is sweeter in the center and somewhat bittersweet as it approaches the crust. The pulp is always consumed raw, it can be eaten against it or taken from the fruit, refrigerated, and served with a little cream and sugar to intensify the flavor, or with a touch of lemon juice.
It is one of the most popular types of lettuce in the world. It is an edible plant whose shape resembles that of a iceberg by the large leaves that tend to wrap around, creating a rounded figure. Its leaves are so large that they can serve as a wrapper for other foods in many recipes.
This variation of lettuce has fewer nutrients than the other types of lettuce, but this does not mean that it does not have enough vitamins or minerals, it simply has less than the others. It is known that it provides vitamins A, B12, C, D, Iron, Calcium, among other minerals.
Also known as almond tree, ibo is the fruit of the tree with the same name. The fruit has a fleshy texture and inside is where the almond tree is found, the true edible fruit of the tree. It is usually bright white wrapped with a reddish-brown covering. Its fruit is sweet, and is generally eaten raw.
The seed of went It can be eaten both raw and roasted, even in some cases they prepare natural butters based on its seed (as it has a high content of natural oils). It can also be eaten as a dried fruit, whether fried, salted or candied; and products such as nougat and almond marzipan are also made.
Care must be taken when eating went It has a high caloric index per 100 grams (between 576 and 626kcal). Despite this, it is a good source of phosphorus, calcium and other minerals important for health such as iron. They also provide a lot of energy, protein, and fiber.
Cosmetic uses of went:
- Essential oils are used in shampoo for their moisturizing and repairing effect on hair.
- Its aromatic oil is used in some perfumes and scented candles.
- It is used in cosmetics for its moisturizing and anti-aging effects, especially for the skin of almost the entire body.