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The 10 super fruits

The 10 super fruits

Here are ten super fruits which bring many health benefits. They may seem insignificant to you, and their goodness have never really been highlighted. But here they are, and it’s your call to make them as beneficial to your health as you want.
1. Pomegranate 
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Also known as: Granada
What it is: Has around 600 seeds that can range from white to deep red
Where it grows: Native to the Mediterranean Middle East
Supposed benefits: Some studies suggest that the juice may contain almost three times the total antioxidants in green tea and red wine
2. Kiwi
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Also known as: Chinese gooseberry
What it is: Flesh can be bright green or golden.
Where it grows: Can be grown in most temperate climates with adequate summer heat
Supposed benefits: A single kiwi is said to supply more than the normal daily adult requirement of vitamin C.
3. Mangosteen
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Also known as: Manggis
What it is: Has sweet-sour white flesh
Where it grows: Primarily in countries with a hot, humid climate such as Thailand , Malaysia , Singapore , Vietnam , and Indonesia
Supposed benefits: Its rind contains xanthones, which are said to neutralise free radicals.
4. Goji (pronounced goh-gee)
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Also known as: Wolfberry
What it is: Red berries that are usually found dried
Where it grows: China , Mongolia and the Himalayas in Tibet
Supposed benefits: It contains carotenoids that act as antioxidants to protect the retina of the eye.
5. Cranberry
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Also known as: Mossberry, fenberry
What it is: Berries, 6 to 18mm in size, turn deep red when ripe.
Where it grows: A major commercial crop in the United States and Canada Supposed benefits: It is used to prevent or treat urinary tract infections.
6. Noni
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Also known as: Cheese fruit, ach, mengkudu
What it is: Oval-shaped and prickly
Where it grows: Native to South-east Asia but now grows in India and the Pacific islands
Supposed benefits: The juice is said to be able to help reduce high blood pressure and relieve arthritic pain as it contains a high level of antioxidants.
7. Avocado
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Also known as: Palta, abacate
What it is: Egg shaped, green-brown on the outside and green-yellow on the inside
Where it grows: Long history of being cultivated in Central and South America
Supposed benefits: It contains healthy monounsaturated fat, which has been linked to a reduced risk of cancer, heart disease and diabetes.
8. Seabuckthorn
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Also known as: Sandthorn, seaberry
What it is: Soft and juicy orange berries, 6 to 9mm in diameter
Where is grows: Native to Europe and Asia
Supposed benefits: It is said to boost the immune system as it is rich in vitamin C.
9. Blueberry
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Also known as: Bleuet
What it is: Indigo berries, 5 to 16mm in diameter
Where it grows: Native to North America but also grown in Australia, New Zealand and South American countries
Supposed benefits: It is said to be an anti-ageing superstar that is loaded with antioxidants to improve vision and brain function.
10. Acai (pronounced as-sa-E)
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Also known as: Cabbage palm berry
What it is: A dark-blue berry that is similar in size to a grape
Where it grows: South American rainforests
Supposed benefits: Claims to have twice the antioxidants found in blueberries, as well as omega fatty acids, protein and fibre

Sources from Internet

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