Uncommon Superfruits

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Uncommon Superfruits

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Claire Lawrence, Reporter

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When you hear the word superfood, you probably have blueberries, pomegranate, and kale in your head, or at least I do. However, there are more superfruits out there, some a bit more unexpected. You may eat some of these fruits daily, and not even know how beneficial they are. Of course, I’m not recommending you drop the bacon and start eating these daily( (I know I don’t have that willpower), but it may be interesting to hear about a couple of fruits that are unexpectedly healthy.

Grapefruit

Known for its tangy but sweet taste and its pink insides, you may not know that it is considered a very healthy superfruit. It has gone so far as to have diets centered around it. It is rich in Fiber, nutrients, and Antioxidants. By eating this often, research shows that you’ll see a reduced risk of heart disease.

Kiwi

I knew that fruit like blueberries and Pomegranate were superfruits, but Kiwi never crossed my mind. Turns out it has pre-biotic complex carbohydrates and fiber that helps with digestion. The fruit may taste like sweetened water, but it sure does have its benefits.

Papaya

To tell the truth, I’ve never eaten Papaya in my life, and I know some people can say the same. However, if you are from a culture that eats a lot or you just like the taste, you might be surprised to know that Papaya is a superfruit. With a ton of Vitamin C, this fruit will help with any fever.

Pumpkin

Okay, so this may not totally count, but it is a fruit so I’m including it. Just like Carrots, this fruit has beta- Carotene and potassium. Combining these, this fruit prevents high pressure. Sadly, you can’t just eat it like a watermelon, so if you’re not in the mood to make a pumpkin pie from fresh pumpkin, (a lot of work) the seeds will do about the same job.

Açaí berry

Of course, by now you probably know this one is a superfruit, the berry bring used at just about any Cafe you can think of. However, it does deserve some credit, since it has the highest levels of antioxidants than any other berry, including blueberry. Since the fruit is native to Brazil and hard to find fresh, picking up its powdered form is just as healthy and adds a kick of flavor to any smoothie.