Fruits that start with f
There are fruits with names that begin with the letter f, whose knowledge, production and consumption is practically worldwide. However, there are others that are not very popular, despite their nutritional and medicinal qualities.
The first of the groups can include fruits such as strawberry, raspberry and strawberry; although the latter is better known by the name of peach.
To the second group belong: golden fruit, passion fruit (identified with names such as passion fruit and passion fruit), dragon fruit and feijoa, the latter fruit very similar in shape to guava.
The regular consumption of fresh fruits, given their qualities, helps to improve our mood and, in general, to keep us healthy. A diet that boasts of healthy and balanced, must include this type of food.
Fruits that start with F and their properties
Like many others, fruits whose name begins with the letter f are loaded with nutrients embodied in vitamins and minerals of great value and appreciable benefit for our body; they also contain natural fiber.
It is recommended, if we intend to stay hydrated and full of health, the frequent consumption of fruits, being able to go to them twice a week, at least. Although they should become elements of the daily intake.
Peach, nectarine, peach and strawberry are fruits with common elements; it can be said that they make up a small family. The fresquilla is a variety of peach, but with a juicier pulp, although smaller.
Among the qualities of the freshness, the fact that it is very appropriate to be consumed fresh stands out; Furthermore, it is an aromatic, sweet and extremely juicy fruit; excellent when we need to hydrate.
Other characteristics of the strawberry, of great benefit to the body, is its contribution of fiber and mineral and vitamin micronutrients such as potassium, vitamin C, vitamin K and beta-carotene.
In essence, the fresquilla is a variety of red peach, the fruit of the peach tree, with clearly European roots or origins; although its consumption and production takes place worldwide.
Fresquilla can be consumed in very different ways; from eating them fresh to highly refreshing smoothies or meringues. Also in sweets, in syrup or in jams.
According to the criteria of some scientists, whose research was oriented to the relationship between diabetes and the benefits that the strawberry can provide, they discovered that consuming it regularly prevents the disease.
It is not only diabetes that is slowed down by the action of the components of the strawberry. This fruit is also capable of destroying cancer cells, preventing any attack of this terrible ailment.
Finally, we must highlight the role played by the cocktail made up of vitamin C, potassium and fiber, in the prevention of various diseases, intestinal transit and muscle development.
The golden fruit is related to the nutmeg; It is not a fruit to be consumed massively, although it is very efficient in its medicinal use for the treatment of various infections.
The bark of the trunk of the golden fruit tree excretes a reddish sage, used by connoisseurs of the plant and by naturopathic doctors as a natural antibiotic.
The dragon fruit, also known as pitahaya, has a high fructose content, so, consumed in excess, it can be harmful and cause damage to our health. However, it has beneficial qualities such as:
- It contains in its seeds a high amount of omega 3 and omega 6, which minimize cardiovascular diseases by regulating triglycerides.
- It is rich in antioxidants and vitamin C.
- It has a high content of fatty acids.
- Its consumption contributes to maintaining healthy teeth and bones.
The rejuvenating fruit, feijoa, is not one of the best known. Bittersweet in flavor, very similar to guava in shape, it stands out for its vitamins (A, B1, B2, B3, B6, B9, C and E) and minerals (calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, sodium, iodine and zinc).
Its properties include:
- Promotes kidney function.
- Rich in antioxidants.
- Combat fatigue, depression and improve mood.
- Prevents anemia.
Fruit of the passion
Also known as passion fruit and passion fruit, the passion fruit is native to Central America; Its virtues have been accredited and spread worldwide today.
The high content of micronutrients such as vitamins A and C and minerals such as potassium, iron, as well as fiber, carbohydrates and antioxidants, provide it with valuable nutritional and medicinal properties.
Among the benefits of this fruit, we can mention:
- Calm asthma symptoms.
- Helps maintain good sleep.
- Keeps vision healthy.
- Attacks free radicals.
- Levels blood sugar.
- It favors the digestion of food.
- Supports cardiovascular health.
Strawberry or fragaria are words that refer to the same fruit, whose wild version is native to the Alps. Since prehistoric times this fruit was already known in Europe.
Another type of fruit, known as strawberry and related to the strawberry, derives from the hybridization of species originating in America, with characteristics and qualities similar to those of the strawberry.
Despite the differences that we can observe in terms of color and flavor between strawberries and strawberries, both have the same qualities: rich in fiber, water, glucose, fructose and the so-called ‘birch sugar’, the polyol xylitol.
The high fiber content of strawberries makes it possible to purify the body, a quality that makes them suitable for those who aim to lose weight, especially considering that they are low in fat content.
To the qualities that we have mentioned, we must add that strawberries:
- Due to their magnesium content, they help reduce bad cholesterol and increase good cholesterol in the blood.
- They are very important and useful for the maintenance of the bone system due to their vitamin K content.
- They have significantly high doses of vitamin B complex, which among other things helps prevent lesions on the skin and mucous membranes, improves muscle tone and regulates the use of body energy.
- Strawberries also have potassium, an electrolyte that helps maintain the constant rhythm of the heart, the function performed by the nerves and the contraction of muscles.
- The characteristic bittersweet flavor of strawberries makes them ideal for the preparation of various desserts such as strawberries with cream, strawberries with chocolate and for smoothies, juices and fruit salads.