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 - Autumn Honey Figs

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✨"Thoughts come and go. Feelings come and go. Find out what it is that remains." Ramana Maharshi.✨Let's try and connect to our true nature and express our infinite potential to serve our community instead of acting from the limited perspective of personhood.🍂 Autumn Honey Fig: A similar variety to the well known Brown Turkey, these lesser known figs have a much thinner skin and are somewhat sweeter. Figs are a powerhouse.. They are said to be one of the oldest fruits dating back to biblical times and were one of the first cultivated fruits. The fig is actually an infructescence, (inverted flower)🌷. A fig trees roots grow super deep, the deepest recorded roots have reached depths of 400 feet, so don't worry about top soil degradation when it comes to certain fruits.

Figs have such a long list of health benefits: here are just a few...

Weight loss.

Sexual dysfunction.

Strengthen bones.

Help treat colon cancer.

Lowers cholesterol.

High in fibre, magnesium, manganese, sodium, B6, K, A, B1, B2, iron, phosphorus, potassium and calcium. Promoting bone density and helping lower blood pressure.

🍂Fruits have the power to assist the body back to homeostasis, a state where it can heal and regenerate. May we all find our truth 🙏.

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 - 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 - 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 - 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⚡️ 🙏💛💚

Mid-Week Fruit Haul - Mango + Persimmons

Today's fruit haul I found: 5 x Haden mango (Brazil), 3 x Kent mango (Brazil), 5 x Keit mango (Egypt), 3 x 'Bright red' Persimmon (Spain). I'm looking forward to making some mango smoothy bowls :). By eating our species specific diet we can slowly return to health and regenerate the body, mind and spirit. May all beings live in peace!!  

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🙏❤️⚡️

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 🙏.