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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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⚡️🍏🍌🍒🍅🍎🍉🍑🍐🍇🍍🍊🍓🥝🍋🍈

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 🙏🌼❤️ 

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!!!  

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!! 

Mango - Mini Fruit haul

Today's fruit haul - we got to the market too late so only managed to get mangoes but i'm not complaining, still very grateful to have found these. 3 x Brazilian Tommy Atkins and some unknown Spanish variety. Mangos are a sub-acid fruit so can be eaten along with sweet fruits or with acid fruits, super high in water for hydration and packed full of vitamins and minerals plus they taste damn good. 

The Wisdom of Fruit - Sultana "Kishmish" (White) Grapes

✨"The consciousness in you and the consciousness in me, apparently two, really one, seek unity and that is love " Nisargadatta Maharaj✨We talk about love but to truly understand love (without the mind) we have to realise who we really are...love itself ❤️!! Turkish 'Kishmish' white seedless Sultana grapes: This super sweet variety was originated from Asia Minor now cultivated in many countries. Jesus uses the vine as a symbol of Himself, saying "I am the vine." Also a symbol of fertility and prosperity 👍.

Health benefits:

  • Treat Asthma.
  • Strengthen bones.
  • Prevent heart diseases.
  • Good for constipation.
  • Help eliminate acid from the body.
  • Basically a total super food. ⚡️"I" long to dive deeper into the now and find the source of all creation, the ground zero, where we can meet our true self and abide in pure blissful joy⚡️🙏 

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⚡️