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 - 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 - 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⚡️🍏🍌🍒🍅🍎🍉🍑🍐🍇🍍🍊🍓🥝🍋🍈

Monday Morning Fruit Haul - Mango Island

Today I decided to go for mangos all the way, they were tasting pretty good last week, mangos are great for hydration, and they help the body detox and regenerate. 5 x Keet (Egypt), 1 x unknown, 3 x Keit (Brazil), 2 x Kit (Egypt), 3 x Misk (Egypt). YUMMMMY!!!  

The Wisdom of Fruit - Samani Date Palm

✨"Love is the discovery that others are not others; beauty is the discovery that objects are not objects." Rupert Spira✨To know ones awareness is our intimate reality, only the mind distracts us from living and dwelling in it.🌻 Samani Egyptian dates: Originate from the Middle East and the Indus Vally, and have been cultivated in Egypt for thousands of years. Fossil records show that the date palm has existed for at least 50 million years!!

Nutrition: •Potassium •Copper •Manganese •Magnesium •Vitamin B6.

Health benefits: •Promotes digestion. •Anti-inflammatory. •Helps reduce blood pressure. •Reduced stroke risk.

⚡️Oh great mother...returning to your nature and our species specific diet, I feel nurtured and loved from the inside out...thank you🙏❤️⚡️

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⚡️

The Wisdom of Fruit - Queen Pineapple

✨"We can do no great things, only small things with great love." Mother Teresa. ❤️Remember you can do anything and everything but just not at the same time. Queen Pineapple🍍: Native to South America, cultivated by the Mayans and Aztecs. These golden babies are fragrant, juicy, aromatic and sweeter than their larger counterparts. They're considered a "super food" woohoo!

  • Health benefits:
  • Anti-inflammatory.
  • Prevents hypertension.
  • Good for strong bones, healthy gums and digestion.
  • Plus many more benefits 👍🏽.
  • ⚡️Mother needs us, she wants to re-balance, now is the time, one step at a time, without time but with love and presence, we are the ones we've been waiting for.⚡️

The Wisdom of Fruit - Sun Gold Plum

✨"No-one has ever become poor by giving" Anne Frank✨In fact quite the opposite, it seems that the more one gives, the more one receives🤔.🍁Sun Gold Plum: This variety was introduced to Japan 300 years ago but actually originated in China, and these were grown in Spain. A very aromatic and colourful Plum indeed. Plums are the second most cultivated fruit in the world, grown in every continent except Antarctica, and were on the menu at the first ever Thanksgiving dinner in 1621. There are more than 80 nutrients found in plums. Also a symbol of fortune!!🌿

Health benefits:

  • Improves memory.
  • Helps prevent diabetes.
  • Protect hear heart.
  • Relieve constipation. Plus many more.
  • ⚡️Give love, give light, give your true self to the world and receive the wondrous nectar of life!⚡️