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5 New Superfruits In The World Of Nutrition [Pic]

According to the Los Angeles Times: The fruit, which grows on a bush in clusters, owes its nickname the chokeberry to its extraordinarily tart taste. Broadly used in Europe in jams and jellies, the aronia is also found in wine, juices, tea, syrup and sauces, and sold as an extract and a supplement.

Benefits: Everyone knows blueberries are healthy and a must-eat fruit with a ton of benefits. But according to Superberries, aronia actually has three times as many antioxidants as a blueberry. Each bite will provide you with a high level of anthocyanin, which helps fight disease. Even better, its also high in vitamin C.

This berry can be found growing on shrubs on many Indian reservations, reports Business Insider. They can grow most anywhere, including dry environments. Luckily, these fruits are high enough in sugar so that they even taste good as a fresh fruit. So new to the superfruit scene that commercial production of these fruits is pretty limited, you can purchase seeds to grow the shrub at There are also certain wines made from the berry, which you can find at and
Benefits: These tiny, red, and somewhat sour fruits are packed with lycopene, an antioxidant that lowers the risk of some types of cancers, according to Business Insider. Buffaloberry is also brimming with other phenolic antioxidants, which can help prevent you from getting cancer and can slow cellular aging.

As far as taste goes, lucuma may be the superfruit you need to cure a sweet tooth. Details writes that it tastes like maple syrup meets butterscotch. Its a fruit thats native to the Andes, according to Sunfood, and is often used as a healthy way to naturally sweeten desserts.
Benefits: The benefits are almost endless. Lucuma provides protein, iron, a high dose of beta-carotene (thatll help regulate blood pressure), magnesium, and calcium. And its also an anti-inflammatory.
Expect this berry to taste like a cross between a passion fruit and a cherry tomato, says Details. The fruit is native to Peru but has been adopted by many European cultures, writes Pichuberry, a company hoping to help the pichuberry become mainstream. The company is working toward turning the pichuberry into a leading ingredient in juices, protein bars, teas, and other products.
Benefits: Looking for a fruit that provides you with a high dose of vitamin D? Three-fourths of a cup of pichuberry will give you 39 percent of your daily dose. It will also provide antioxidants, withanolides (anticancer compounds), and a ton of B12, which keeps your nerve cells nice and healthy.

The flavor of the cantaloupe-sized gac has been described as reminiscent of cantaloupe with hints of green melon and carrot. Only its large seeds and the oil covering them are edible; the outer layer is toxic, reports the Los Angeles Times. Often incorporated into a sticky rice dish in Asia, gac is being marketed off the continent as a powder supplement and juice. This fruit comes from vines in Southeast Asia and China and has a relatively short harvest season, making it a superfruit thats somewhat hard to come by.
Benefits: Gac has a ton of the antioxidant lycopene in it. In fact, the Los Angeles Times writes that by unit weight, gac actually has 70 times the content of the antioxidant lycopene as a tomato does. Hoping for more? Gac also has 10 times the beta-carotene of carrots. All of that beta-carotene and lycopene means it can help lower your risk of heart disease, macular degeneration, and may inhibit the growth of some cancers.

These are high in nutrition and antioxidants (they keep you looking young), and often can protect you against disease.

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  1. Profile photo of ElectricEye
    ElectricEye Male 50-59
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    March 16, 2014 at 7:15 am
    Link: 5 New Superfruits In The World Of Nutrition - These are high in nutrition and antioxidants (they keep you looking young), and often can protect you against disease.
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    madduck Female 50-59
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    March 16, 2014 at 1:14 pm
    Don`t get me wrong- I am sure these are delicious, and for those who can get them they are very good for you. How about us stop thinking faddy diets with foods flown from abroad. or in heated greenhouses will make us any healthier. How about a sensible diet- lots of fresh local veg, a little meat or fish, a little dairy and some other stuff- nice wholemeal bread, some beans etc. I know lots of people with allotments- they eat tones of home grown veg- and they are all a pretty healthy lot, what with the digging etc.
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    LordJim Male 60-69
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    March 16, 2014 at 2:39 pm
    Oh, goody. More stuff I`ll never eat.
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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
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    March 16, 2014 at 3:42 pm
    Madduck wants us to go back in time. The whole eat local movement is full of a bunch of Luddites.
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    robthelurker Male 18-29
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    March 16, 2014 at 4:11 pm
    i am not a goddamn pokemon.
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    QueenZira Female 18-29
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    March 16, 2014 at 6:32 pm
    Huh, and all I do is sit down with a pomegranate or two every now and again...
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    Pinkminx22 Female 30-39
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    March 16, 2014 at 7:09 pm
    I like plain grapefruit..I just peel and eat it like an orange ( I don`t like sugar on it).
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    LemonCurry Male 40-49
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    March 16, 2014 at 7:34 pm
    truly strange things out there ...

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    LemonCurry Male 40-49
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    March 16, 2014 at 7:35 pm
    of course there is only one fruit you can use for close combat:

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    LemonCurry Male 40-49
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    March 16, 2014 at 7:40 pm

    somehow this option seems to be more appealing in southern than in northern countries ...

    (switch terms if you`re living in the southern hemisphere)
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    Mikeoxsbiggg Male 30-39
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    March 16, 2014 at 8:52 pm
    I would try durian but doubt I`d like it.
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    747Pilot Male 18-29
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    March 16, 2014 at 9:19 pm
    tried none, want to try them all!
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    March 16, 2014 at 9:27 pm
    I`ll just have a banana, thank you.
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    turdburglar Male 30-39
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    March 16, 2014 at 9:56 pm

    This is hogwash, but...

    I do know about a pair of magical berries. Mind the stem, and the berries will provide.
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    madduck Female 50-59
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    March 17, 2014 at 12:25 am
    Dunno- we have some very well tended allotments, but no one grow anything terribly fancy- cabbages, carrot, ptoatos etc. The exotic stuff is okay- but really I don`t think fruit travels well. Avocados seem to be okay- but ye gods- a Strawberry from Spain is just wrong and nasty.
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    spanerbulb Male 30-39
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    March 17, 2014 at 12:43 am
    There are no such things as super foods, it`s made up garbage. However there are foods that can supply all of the essential nutrients we require, potatoes are a great example of that.
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    cndycnelne Female 18-29
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    March 17, 2014 at 1:29 am
    Is it just me or do the first too also look like berries that are poisonous?
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    AvatarJohn Male 30-39
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    March 17, 2014 at 7:40 am
    Yeah, the pichuberry is okay, but it gets much better when it evolves into the much more powerful pikachuberry. And don`t even get me started in the raichuberry. Really packs a punch!
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    March 17, 2014 at 8:59 am
    I nominate Gerry as IAB`s "superfruit".


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