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 - 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 - Gac Fruit

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✨"And this 'knowing' is our self, aware presence. In other words, all that is ever experienced is our self knowing itself, awareness aware of awareness." Rupert Spira✨

🌼Gac fruit (aka 'The Baby Jackfruit') originates from Vietnam. This climbing vine can reach six meters long. The fruit is the size of a small melon, and changes from green to this wonderful dark orange colour. The thin layer of shell covers the light orange spongy flesh called the mesocarp, which can actually be eaten. Then the deep magenta-red, oily sacs of the inner core can be eaten raw or cooked, they are mild in flavour, more savoury than sweet, a mix between a cucumber and melon. This super food is usually harvested in Dec/Jan.

🍁Health benefits: •70 times the amount of lycopene found in tomatoes. •Improve vision. •Fight depression. •Helps with insomnia. 🙏❤️

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 - 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⚡️🍏🍌🍒🍅🍎🍉🍑🍐🍇🍍🍊🍓🥝🍋🍈

The Wisdom of Fruit - Malaysian Jackfruit

✨"No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man." Heraclitus✨Every 'thing' that we know changes, but do we know the 'thing' that is unchanging, the immaculate one that stays the same through all the ages? Know this and you will know the world. | Malaysian Jackfruit; This is the largest tree-born fruit on the planet, reaching up to 35kg for one fruit! Not only is it the largest it's also one of the tastiest 😁👍. The tree can produce about 100 to 200 fruits per year, I'd be happy with just one tree in my garden 😂. Jack is in the family of multiple fruits which means the body of the fruit is formed by clusters of flowers, the 'meat' are actually petals which would form into a flower 🌸.

Health benefits:

  • Maintains blood pressure.
  • Improves digestion.
  • Good for bone health.
  • Keeps thyroid healthy.
  • High in calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium.
  • There is a long list of benefits :).
  • ⚡️Eat the sunshine fruits 🌞, drink the electric water💧feel the life force grow from within⚡️ 🙏💛💚

The Wisdom of Fruit - 'Osteen' Mango

✨"The greatest healing would be to wake up from what we are not." Mooji✨The highest knowledge is to know thy true self...'Osteen' Mango: originally from Florida a seedling of the wonderful 'Haden' variety. They are huge, mild yet sweet and always super juicy 😋. The Mango tree plays a sacred role in India; a symbol of love and some believe the tree can even grant wishes :) 🙏.

  • 🍀Nutrition: •Potassium •Vitamin A, C, D and B-6.
  • 🍀Benefits: •Lowers cholesterol •Improves digestion •Alkalizes the whole body.
  • Remove obstructions, allow the body to detox, remove acidosis and regenerate, homeostasis will be achieved 🙏🌼❤️ 

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🙏❤️⚡️

Fruit haul - Fresh Dates, Mangos, Plums

This weeks fruit haul: 1 x Osteen Mango (Spain), 5 x Kent Mango (Egypt), 1 x unknown Mango (Egypt), 1 x Lime, 1 x Claudia Reina Plum (Spain), 2 x Fresh Yellow Dates (Egypt), 1 x unknown Mango (Egypt). I just had to get mostly Egyptian mangos this week as they tasted sooooo goood!! 

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 - 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 - Home grown Brown Turkey Fig

✨"Patience is a conquering virtue." Geoffrey Chaucer.✨ This is one that I sometimes find difficult, fruit trees are a good teacher. 🌿Brown Turkey / Common Fig: Home grown in the back garden whoop!! - last year I only had one fig, but this year is looking better. Figs have been cultivated since ancient times and are regarded as sacred by many cultures. The ancient Hebrews looked upon the fig tree as a symbol of peace and plenty. Mohammad's followers called it the "Tree of Heaven."

  • Health benefits:
  • There are so many benefits to this magical fruit, here are just a few.
  • Weight management.
  • Respiratory.
  • Vision.
  • Sexual health.
  • Cancer.
  • Digestion.
  • Calcium.
  • Diabetes.
  • Heart health.
  • They are currently in season in Europe 🖖
  • ⚡️May we recognise all as our teachers and flow with great patience and gratitude⚡️

The Wisdom of Fruit - Apricot

✨"Peace comes from within, do not seek it without. Buddha"✨Sometimes truth speaks louder than words. 🌿Apricot: This colourful stone fruit is believed to originate from Armenia about 4,000 years ago, then travelled to Persia and the Mediterranean via the "Silk Road" before Spanish explorers brought them to the US.🍀

Health benefits:

  • High in vitamin C - protect against free radicals.
  • •High in Vitamin A - good for eye health👍.
  • ⚡️I'm sorry, please forgive me, THANK YOU, I love you and the universe will take care of it all.⚡️

The Wisdom of Fruit - Cherries

✨"There is no way to happiness. Happiness is the way." Thich Nhat Hanh. 🍀Nothing external can bring you closer to happiness - for genuine happiness is intrinsically linked to your true nature - therefore by finding out who you really are - you will ultimately experience true happiness🍀🍒 Cherries: Suggested to originate from Asia Minor near the Black Sea circa 300 B.C. There are over 17 varieties of this stunning drupe fruit just in the uk alone, and over 1000 worldwide!! All of which come in different flavours, colours and sizes. In Japan cherries represent beauty, courtesy and modesty. Chinese regard the fruit as a symbol of immortality 👍.

Health benefits:

  • Protects against diabetes - low glycemic index.
  • Promote sleep -boost melatonin.
  • Slows aging of skin - highest antioxidant of any fruit.
  • Plus so many other benefits, this should be on everyone's shopping list now that they're in season in the UK 🍒.