Melons originate from Africa and the south-western parts of Asia. They have been cultivated by Egyptians since around 2000BC. High in vitamin C, B vitamins, manganese, iron.
The watermelon has its body composed of 90% water. It is a fruit rich in minerals (iron, calcium and phosphorus) and vitamins (complex B, A and C). It is widely used in the manufacture of natural juices.
Lemons offer numerous health benefits as they are rich in vitamins and minerals. They support weight loss, aid digestion, and freshen breath.
High amounts of vitamin C and manganese, anti-oxidants and dietary fibre. Pineapples contain high levels of bromelain which is a digestive aid and excellent for meat tenderizing.
More than 100 billion bananas are eaten every year globally. They are a good source of potassium, vitamin B6, vitamin C and dietary fibre. 27% of global production comes from India.
Native to southern Mexico and Central America, but now cultivated in many tropical regions. There are two varieties of papaya, Hawaiian and Mexican.
Rich in pre-biotic dietary fibre vitamin A, B-6, C, E and rich in antioxidants. Used in fruit salads, eaten fresh or used in salsas making it great when combined with fish.
Grapes can be white, black, red, blue, green, purple and golden. The production of wine from grapes started as early as 5000 BC.
Tropical fruit cultivated and enjoyed in many tropical and subtropical regions. Guava boasts a unique flavour and fragrance making it popular in fruits salads and juices.
Figs are high in natural sugars, minerals and soluble fibre. Figs are rich in minerals including potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron and copper and are a good source of antioxidant vitamins A and K that contribute to health and wellness.
The fruits are about 1 to 2 centimeters (cm) in diameter and a deep purple color. The seed constitutes about 80 percent of the fruit. Acai have been called a superfood, with benefits ranging from improved skin appearance to weight loss, but not all of these claims are supported by evidence.
Apples contain no fat, sodium or cholesterol and are a great source of fibre. Apples come in shades of red, green and yellow. There are more than 7500 varieties.