The Wisdom of Fruit - Prickly Pear

✨"Problems are only opportunities with thorns on them." Hugh Miller. We are creative beings able to find solutions, I focus on finding ways through the wall of spikes✨Prickly Pears / Ficus-Indica originate from the Americas and slowly made their way into other areas of the world. There at least 18 species of this beautiful fruit. Both the fruit and the pads are edible and have considerable healing properties. Sweet and fleshy with numerous seeds. Flavour is delicate and varies in intensity, watermelon, strawberry, banana with hints of citrus and honey. I was obsessed with these are a child and kind of still am 😁. Be sure to try them if you're ever in Sicily.

🌵Health benefits:

  • Rich in polyphenols, flavonoids and betalains - all antioxidant compounds which help neutralise free radicals.

  • Vitamin C - immune boost.

  • Dietary fibre - helps digestion. Plus an array of other vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients to promote a healthy body.

  • ⚡️Don't be put off by the spiky outer layer, focus on the goal and you'll find a way through every block⚡️

The Wisdom of Fruit - Chaunsa (Honey) Mango

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✨"The more you look, the less you find." O.C.✨Searching for the truth is a double edged sword, cos there's nothing to find and you are already that, it is your essential nature....to know truth is to know god. 💛Honey mango - A general name given to a number of Pakistani mangoes...however this Chaunsa variety has to be one of my favourites. It's super sweet, fibre-less and juicy with a floral yet deep woody flavour. 
First grown in India more than 5,000 years ago. The tree plays a sacred role in India; it's a symbol of love 💛.

Health benefits:

  • Prevent Cancer (high in antioxidants).
  • Lowers cholesterol (high in fibre, pectin and vitamin C).
  • Improves eye health (high in vitamin A).
  • Helps alkalise the body (tartaric, malic and citric acid help maintain alkali reserve).
  • ⚡️How can life get ever more magical and beautiful than this?⚡️

The Wisdom of Fruit - Cherry

✨"The smallest spark of light from within, ignites and floods the being with divine love soon to realise it is that love and was always shining brightly, only somewhat skewed by the ego and it's forever dark facets...oh how we suffer while lost in the dream!!✨🍒Cherry: Believed to originate from Asia Minor near the Black Sea. Known to have a very short fruiting season grab some while you can!

Health benefits:

  • Contain Melatonin and high levels of antioxidants.
  • Helps with arthritis and inflammation.
  • Helps lower blood sugar levels.
  • Helps improve memory and get a good nights sleep👍🍒
  • ⚡️Cherry Cherry Cherry can't you see, sometimes your taste just hypnotise me!!⚡️

The Wisdom of Fruit - Blush Pears

✨"You are capable of amazing things"✨We are part of nature, therefore we are nature itself, made from the same energy that creates worlds, and endless universes, to remember that power is to be in alignment with it 🙏. 🍐Blush pears: Originally from temperate China. It is the fifth most widely produced fruit in the world. Over 3000 known varieties are grown worldwide. In Greek mythology pears are sacred to three goddesses; Hera, Aphrodite, Pomona. The Chinese believed the pear was a symbol of immortality as the tree can live for many years.

Health benefits:

  • Weight loss.
  • Antioxidant.
  • Boosts immunity.
  • Improve heart health.
  • improve circulation.
  • And on and on and on...for days!!
  • ⚡️Know your strength, move like a saintly warrior, feel the grace, create wonder, love the journey⚡️

The Wisdom of Fruit - Vietnamese Lychee

✨"If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten" Tony Robbins✨ I think we know this deep down but often the fear of failure stops us from attempting to try something new, even if we know it will help or it will challenge us to grow. Commit to one new positive thought or action today 🙏! Lychee/ "Chinese Strawberry": Unknown variety from Vietnam; OMG these grape/pear-like bombs are so much bigger, sweeter and juicier than the usual Mauritius variety. The northern province of Bac Giang are entering the main crop season where they are expected to harvest 150,000/180,000 tons...wow!!! The quality and shape are considered as the best in the last 10 years 👍. This unique fruit originates from tropical China, where cultivation is documented from 1059 AD.

Health benefits:

  • Aids digestion.
  • Boosts immune.
  • Helps control blood pressure.
  • Antiviral.
  • Prevents Cancer.
  • Improves circulation.
  • Plus a long list of amazing benefits.
  • May we all grow and know our worth so we can stand tall and give back to this beautiful earth 🌏❤️.

The Wisdom of Fruit - Ataulfo Mango

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✨"It is much easier to show compassion to animals. They are never wicked." Haile Selassie✨We often disapprove of violence towards our fellow "pets" - so why can't we extend that compassion towards pigs, cows, sheep and chickens, and fish and why not all living beings...?🙏 Honey mango: Originally Pakistan. The mango season is upon us...excited 😁. There are over 2000 varieties of mango on this planet all of which have slightly different flavours and textures 👍!! The mango tree plays a sacred roll in India; it's a symbol of love and is belived to grant wishes 💛.

Health benefits:

  • High in vitamin C, Fibre, Vitamin A and calcium.
  • Improves eye health.
  • Clears skin.
  • Alkalises the whole body.
  • Human food is simple and effective, it helps bring balance to the body so it can focus on detox, healing an regeneration. Peace to all!! 💛☀️

The Wisdom of Fruit - Alphonso Mango

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✨"You are right here, nowhere to travel to find yourself, nothing to become to be who you already are, nothing to read to know your truth, you are that, we are simply and effortlessly that awareness"✨Oh if only life was that simple....oh wait...maybe it is...we make it complicated 🙏. 🌱Alphonso nicknamed the "King of Fruits" (in India) due to its rich, sweet flavour and creamy fibre less pulp. Scientific fossil evidence indicates that the mango made its first appearance around 25/30 million years ago in Northeast India, Myanmar and Bangladesh. In the history of Buddhism the mango came to represent faith and prosperity, ancient Indian kings and writer-travellers would plant mango trees along roadsides and highways as a symbol of prosperity. There are over 500 known varieties of mangoes grown on the planet today!!

Health benefits:

•Lowers Cholesterol.•High in vitamin A (good for eyes). •Helps alkalise the body. •Improves Sex drive. •Helps digestion. •Boosts immune. •Remedy for heat stroke. Plus many other magical benefits...how can this perfectly sun-cooked fruit not be considered a super food??☀️💛

The Wisdom of Fruit - Minnoela/Tangelo

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✨"Take a break from meals, watch how the body heals"✨Remember that the body has deep knowledge, nothing external will actually "heal you", they either help remove obstructions or create more of them. But ultimately it's always the body doing the work, in fact when we get out of the way, the body will show you the way. 🍊Honeybells/Tangelo/Minnoela - a citrus hybrid which originated in Florida around 1931. This variety is a combination of 'Bowen' grapefruit and 'Dancy' tangerine. This bell-shaped, sub-acid fruit is sweet with a strong tartness but wins on the juiciness and really does have a unique flavour all of its own.

Health benefits:

  • Excellent source of vitamin C and folate (B vitamin).
  • High in potassium and fibre. Adding more fruit and removing the overt fried fats can really assist the bodies nature towards healing!
  • I let go of fear...I trust in nature, I trust in the body and I trust in life!! 🙏🍊

The Wisdom of Fruit - Ash Gourd

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✨"In the midst of chaos, there is also opportunity." Sun Tzu✨Let go of past habits that no longer serve you and embody new ways of thinking - allow each chaotic moment to push you to a higher state of awareness ❤️. 🍀Ash Gourd: This winter melon originates in Asia and has been praised in Chinese literature for thousands of years for its medicinal properties. It has a mild flavour similar to a sweet cucumber.

🍃Health benefits: 

  • Helps keep stomach free of ulcers and intestinal parasites.
  • Helps reduce excess body weight.
  • Helps keep the body cool.
  • Great for constipation problems.
  • Helps the body detoxify acid ash.
  • Enhances memory faculties...it also contains an array of other super powers 👍.
  • Fruit has such wisdom and knowledge stored within its DNA to unlock the healing power of the body and allow us to realign to Devine source. Whole, Fresh, Ripe, Raw, Organic, Fruits 😁🙏🥝🍐🍊🍇🍉🍌🍍🍒

The Wisdom of Fruit - Martha's Best Strawberry Papaya

✨"Be here, be now, be still, allow, be "a rock with ears", be "a tree with loving arms", be "the all seeing eye that can not judge", become no-thing, be everything, be-cause you are the missing piece of the puzzle".⚡️Martha's Best (@marthasbest) Strawberry Papaya: Native to tropical America. These are a NON-GMO dwarf variety grown in Jamaica and Hawaii. By far the sweetest, juiciest papayas I've ever eaten. Couldn't get enough at the Woodstock Fruit Fest in Hawaii 😋🌴.

  • Another superfruit, rich in nutrients antioxidants, vitamins and enzymes that promote healing and regeneration in the body. Good for skin, digestion, eyes and heart health ❤️.
  • ⚡️Dear you within you; remember you are immaculate, infinite, unbound awareness, words can't describe the joy and beauty that you are...may we pull the veil of distraction caused by the mind and live fully in the freedom of its eternal bliss...me and you, we are one☝🏾...I LOVE YOU!!⚡️💚❤️💛🍅🥑🍉🥒

The Wisdom of Fruit - Cherimoya / Custard Apple

✨"What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals." Henry David Thoreau✨The journey is way more important than the destination...for it never ends and we never stop growing. 🍏Custard Apple / Cherimoya: Thought to be native to Ecuador, Colombia, Peru and Bolivia (where it still grows uncultivated) and then moved to Central America. Now grown all over the world, these beauties were grown in Spain. This, often heart shaped fruit has a sweet yet slightly tart flavour, a mix of banana and pineapple with hints of apple and pear all inside a white creamy flesh...it's like eating a pudding sorbet straight from the tree.⚡️Mark Twain called this fruit "the most delicious fruit known to men".👍⚡️Used in traditional Mexican medicine for its anxiety-relieving, anticonvulsant and tranquillising properties. The fruit has an ability to manufacture GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid), a neurochemical known as "the euphoric amino acid" 😁.

Health benefits:

  • High in vitamin C, B vitamins and potassium.
  • Cholesterol free.
  • High in fibre, iron, niacin and contains powerful cytotoxins that are said to combat cancer, malaria and parasites whoop!!.
  • 🍏Yet another perfectly designed food for human consumption.😍🍏
  • ⚡️All I can say is thank you nature for providing such mouth watering, magnificently magical, deliciously divine fruits 🙏⚡️ 

The Wisdom of Fruit - Passion Fruit

✨"Thought by itself has no power. It is only your belief in a thought that gives it life." Mooji✨🍊We always have a choice to lean on the positive side of thoughts. Reprogram your subconscious by creating new belief systems, affirm your new state of being, connect to your emotions and create a new reality 🍊👍.💚 Granadilla Passion fruit: Native to South America and grows in tropical and subtropical climates. The Amazon is home to more than two hundred species. This acid fruit has a pleasant floral aroma and delicious sweet yet tangy flavour. You can eat the crunchy seeds...in fact you can eat the fruit, leaves and flowers, they contain the alkaloid harman, which is a mild sedative and can aid in inducing sleep 😴.

Health benefits:

  • Rich in potassium-helps regulate heart rate and blood pressure.
  • High in vitamin A and C-good for skin, eyes, tissue repair and immune system.
  • Plus many more health benefits.
  • ⚡️What we focus on we attract, may we all find the passion and power to focus on more loving thoughts⚡️🍏🍌🍒🍅🍎🍉🍑🍐🍇🍍🍊🍓🥝🍋🍈

This mornings Fruit Haul - Spoilt for choice!!

I've heard that here in the UK we import the most amount of fruit than any other country. Now that is kind of cool!! There's no excuse, no complaining,..we can literally get hold of so many varieties of fruits and there is so much abundance!! I wish you all fruitful fruit finding. X

The Wisdom of Fruit - Donut Nectarines

✨"If you hear a voice within you say, "you cannot paint," then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced" - Vincent Van Gogh✨ A great reminder to not always listen to the mind and all its neurotic fear-based egoistic patterns. 🍀Donut "fuzz-free" white-fleshed nectarines are just delicious, this sub acid fruit has a high sugar content and slightly creamy texture with a refreshing, juicy body. Originally from China and have been cultivated since 200 B.C. During he 15th century these flat peach varieties travelled to the west via the Silk Road trading routes 👍🌺

  • Health benefits: These beauties offer a rich treasure of minerals and fibre...
  • Weight loss.
  • Reduce hair loss.
  • Stress-reliever referred to as the 'Fruit of Calmness' in Hungary.
  • Help remove worms - with a light laxative effect.
  • Also has antimicrobial and antioxidant benefits 👊.
  • ⚡️Most experience fear but not all allow it to control their life⚡️ 

The Wisdom of Fruit - Heirloom/Heritage Beef Tomato

"The world as we know it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking" Albert EinsteinWhat we think about most is what we ultimately manifest, the law of attraction reminds us that we can literally think things into being, so we must be mindful of what we think. Heirloom/Heritage Beef Tomato : These non-hybrid tomatoes are native to Mexico and Central America and are some of the best I've ever tasted, they are less acidic than the conventional varieties, in fact these were edging towards a more juicy sweetness flavour.️ These were grown here in the uk by organic farmers.

  • Health benefits:
  • High in vitamin C - nourish adrenals, reduce stress.
  • Lycopene can protect against various cancers.
  • Good source of vitamin K - good for strong bones.
  • More and more and more benefits...read all about it!!!
  • ⚡️Let us use the mind to go beyond the mind and access realms of joy, peace and everlasting happiness⚡️

The Wisdom of Fruit - Musang "King" - Durio

✨"The language of light can only be decoded by the heart" Suzy Kassem✨ Oh limited mind be still so I can experience my true nature...🖖. Musang King Durian: This "King of Fruits" is native to Southeast Asia, but can grow in most tropical environments. Here you can see how unique this fruit just is, it's like eating custard cream, so many complex and subtle flavours...totally moorish. This particular variety is from Malaysia and is by far the best frozen Durian I've ever had, tryptophan is the one 🙊. 💛

Health benefits: this is such a powerful fruit and contains a whole list of goodness...

  • Ani-aging.
  • Insomnia.
  • Bone health.
  • Cancer prevention.
  • Sexual dysfunction.
  • If you can get to Asia it's prime Durian season right now👍!!!
  • I directly introduce myself to this moment through the cavity of the heart to follow the light of awareness and truth. Wahe guru 🙏. 

The Wisdom of Fruit - Fresh Bahri Dates

✨"Letting go of the past is like dying at long last." O.C✨ But the ego won't have it, it will do everything to keep "you" away from experiencing this beautiful moment and keep "you" "suffering" and attaching to the false sense of self☹️. Oh what pain to endure in this life we call a game!!🌿Fresh Barhi dates: Originally from Basra, Iraq. Eaten at three different stages of ripeness, I prefer the Tamar stage (extremely soft/super sweet (not like the picture)). They taste rich, sweet and creamy like butterscotch candy and they just melt in your mouth aaaah 😛. There are over 20 varieties of dates all with different textures and flavours.

  • Health benefits:
  • Good for digestion, Enemia, eyes, blood pressure, cardiovascular system, maintaining healthy cholesterol levels, boosts energy....plus a long list of other amazing benefits!
  • We are our own guru we just don't know it or believe it or trust it...I want to trust my inner self and follow that light until the end of my-self and the begging of the-self 🙏 sat nam!!

The Wisdom of Fruit - Sweetsop

✨"Mama was my greatest teacher, a teacher of compassion, love and fearlessness. If love is sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love." Stevie Wonder✨🌺Sweetsop/Sugar-apple: Native to the West Indies and tropical America. This strange looking fruit bares a wonderfully unique flavour...sweet banana, apple, coconut, pear crossed with pineapple with a juicy custard-like pulp, eating one is a truly wonderful experience!! They also come in yellow and reddy/pink blushed varieties 👍🏼.

Benefits:

  • It's one of the fruits that contains protein.
  • High is Vitamin C, B6, Potassium, Thiamin, Magnesium - good for healthy heart, lowers blood pressure, bone health.
  • Niacin -helps lower cholesterol.
  • Plus a long list of other health benefits.
  • 🌿Yet another "Super fruit" that isn't recognised as one.
  • ⚡️Oh that sweet smell of love, when I taste your juice, I know we were meant to be together :)⚡️❤️

The Wisdom of Fruit - Moro Blood Orange

✨"Everything has it's beauty but not everyone sees it." Confucius✨It's all about perception, things are not always what they seem to be, look deeper, be wiser, listen harder. One of my music teachers used to say if you don't like the sound of something listen to it again, if you still don't like the sound of it then listen to it again, listen again and again until you find something you like...beauty is indeed everywhere!! 🍊Moro - Sicilian Blood Orange: This variety originated in the north of Sicily at the beginning of the 19 century from a mutation of the "Sanguinello Muscato". Crimson / blood coloured flesh with a strong aroma and more intense, sweeter flavour with hints of raspberry. In one Chinese dialect the word orange means gold. Oranges are the worlds 3rd favourite flavour 😋. This "Superfood" is grown in the volcanic atmosphere of mount Etna and contains higher levels of antioxidants not found in common oranges.

  • Health benefits:
  • High in vitamin C.
  • Anthocyanins - red pigmentation have anti-inflammatory properties and good for liver.
  • Calcium for teeth and bones. And plenty of other benefits.
  • ⚡️The pursuit of freedom is the pursuit of truth⚡️