Health Benefits of Lychee

How many lychees can you consume in one sitting? Did you know that about nine lychee pulps can already provide 100% of the Daily Value of Vitamin C? Lychee is, in fact, one of the fruits with highest vitamin C content. Plus it’s also rich in copper, vitamin B6, fiber and potassium. Enjoy its sweet flesh and delicious aroma by eating fresh. They can also be added in different food preparations like salads, appetizers, snacks and beverages.

Health Benefits of Grapefruit

Grapefruit is a subtropical fruit which used to be only grown as an ornamental plant but is now among the most popular citrus fruits. They come in beautiful shades of white, pink and red with flavors that range from highly acidic to a bit bitter to sweet and tart.

Health Benefits of Lemongrass

Lemongrass, or tanglad, as it is called in the Philippines, is a tall perennial grass that is widely used in Asian cuisine. Its subtle citrus flavor makes it a favorite ingredient in a wide variety of food preparations like soups and curries. It goes well with poultry, fish, beef and seafood. Some countries also use it as tea.

In addition to its flavor- and aroma-enhancing properties, lemongrass also promotes good health.

Health Benefits of Sweet Potato

The sweet potato is a large, starchy and sweet-tasting tuberous root which is considered as one of the most nutritious root vegetable.  Depending on variety, the sweet potato flesh comes in colors of white, yellow, orange and purple. The orange-fleshed ones are among the top sources of beta-carotene. It has many culinary uses in different parts of the world; it is also a staple food crop in some countries including in rural areas in the Philippines where the tubers are usually boiled or baked in coals.

For every cup (328 g) of cooked, boiled without skin and mashed sweet potato, here’s how healthy it is.

Health Benefits of Cantaloupe

The cantaloupe is the richest source of vitamin A among fruits. Every 1 cup (177 g) contains 5987 IU of vitamin A, mainly in the form of beta-carotene.