Gac Fruit: The Southeast Asian Superfood You Haven’t Heard of Yet

Gac Fruit: The Southeast Asian Superfood You Haven’t Heard of Yet

A lot of Southeast Asian fruits – like lognan, durian, and jackfruit — have become wildly popular around the world. Yet, most people still haven’t heard of gac fruit.  This is surprising considering that gac fruit has the highest amount of lycopene of all fruits – 200x more than carrots and 50x more than tomatoes. On top of that, gac fruit is loaded with many other nutrients and has lots of impressive health benefits. Read more

Kenkeliba: The West African Superfood Tea

Kenkeliba: The West African Superfood Tea

If you visit Senegal or certain other West African countries, you are certain to see people selling baskets full of kenkeliba.  These leaves come from the combretum micranthum shrub and are consumed as a sweet tea.  Not only does the tea actually taste pretty nice, but Kenkeliba has a long list of health benefits which will make you want to drink more of it.

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9 Health Benefits of Aguaje that All Women Should Know About

9 Health Benefits of Aguaje that All Women Should Know About

I first heard about aguaje – also known as buriti or Mauritia flexuosa — while traveling in Peru.  We were in the small city Tarapoto which is situated in the middle of the jungle.  At virtually every street corner you could see women with knives in their hands, quickly and expertly peeling the scaly skin off of a fruit to reveal bright orange flesh beneath. Read more

Turmeric Nutrition: You’ll Be Amazed How Many Nutrients Are Packed into this Superfood

Turmeric Nutrition: You’ll Be Amazed How Many Nutrients Are Packed into this Superfood

Turmeric has a long history of being used as a spicy, food coloring, and even as body paint in religious rituals.  Its medical use also dates back a very long time – approximately 4000 years.  However, it is only recently that the world has been made aware of the health benefits of turmeric and how many nutrients are packed into it. Read more