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Exotic Tropical Fruit Of The Week: Chayote Part 2

Chayote, also known as choko, xuxu, chayote squash, custard marrow, and others. Chayote is a fruit, but it is eaten as a vegetable in soups, stews, and salads. It is outstandingly delicious, and healthy.

Chayote is an excellent source of folate, a nutrient required for proper fetal development. Therefore, the squash may have appeal for women who are pregnant or trying to become so.

CHAYOTE GROWING IN ABUNDANCE

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SAUTEED CHAYOTE WITH GARLIC

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MEXICAN NOODLE SOUP WITH CHAYOTE AND VEGGIES

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STUFFED CHAYOTES…DELICIOUS!

CREAMY CHAYOTE WITH VEGGIES SOUP

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Exotic Tropical Fruit Of The Week: Carambola AKA Starfruit

IDEAS HOW TO EAT THIS FANTASTIC FRUIT!

This is how Carambola Tree grows the fruit

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MY STARFRUIT JUICE RECIPE

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 Starfruit cut into pieces
  • 1 lemon worth of lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp stevia
  • 1 scoop creatine monohydrate
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1 cup water

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1.   Add the starfruit, lemon juice, stevia, and creatine to the blender
  2.   Blend
  3.   Strain into a glass
  4.  Serve garnished with a lemon or starfruit star
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CINNAMON STARFRUIT TART

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GRILLED SALMON WITH CARAMBOLA/STARFRUIT SALAD

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Exotic Tropical Fruit Of The Week: Chayote

CHAYOTE BRITISH AND AMERICAN PRONONCIATION: CLICK HERE

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Chayote belongs to the same family as squash, melons and cucumbers and the plant is native to Mexico, where it grows abundantly. The fruit can be eaten raw and is used in salads, although most of the time it is cooked in soups or stews. Any way you eat it, you will love it.

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One chayote gourd offers vitamin C (10.2 milligrams), vitamin E (.2 milligrams), vitamin K (5.4 micrograms), and vitamin B6 (.1 milligrams). It is also a great source of niacin (.6 milligrams), folate (123 micrograms), and choline (12.1 milligrams).

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Chayote is also mineral and fiber-rich, providing calcium (22.4 milligrams), iron (.4 milligrams), magnesium (15.8 milligrams), phosphorous (23.8 milligrams), potassium (165 milligrams), and sodium (2.6 milligrams), as well as trace amounts of zinc, copper, manganese, and selenium.

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Exotic Tropical Fruit Of The Week: Lucuma

Lucuma is a very exotic tropical fruit from Peru. This is the tree I cut my first Lucuma in Peru.

The flavor is unique and sweet. This is how it looks inside…yummy!

For some people is so sweet they rather use it in other things, like cakes, pies, pastries, puddings, ice creams, juices, and other things.

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Lucuma Fresh Juice.

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Actually, my first time learning about it was in a local Starbucks…in Peru.

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This is how Peruvians sell Lucuma fruit in their markets. So tropical and deliciously colorful!

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Exotic Tropical Fruit Of The Week: Cherimoya

Cherimoya Plant

To know the flavor of cherimoya is to love it – almost to the point of obsession.

THIS IS MY CHERIMOYA TREE!

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Cherimoya is the favorite fruit of many because of the unique, creamy and custardy texture of its flesh and how it tastes.

EAT CHERIMOYA DIRECTLY FROM ITS PULP: CUT IT AND EAT IT!

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Strawberry Cherimoya Smoothie

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The flavor will bring to mind a mildly tropical, pastry creme taste of banana, papaya, pear, pineapple and coconut.

Cherimoya a la creme with a combo of berries…So delicious!

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Tropical Fruit Of The Week: Rambutan

Or Chom Chom This stunning fruit has a flavor and texture similar to lychee, with a soft and juicy pale interior.

Easy to eat a bunch at a time, just peel away the thin outer layer to get to the good stuff inside.

You could also buy a few to keep around the house as decorations because they are one of the most exotic looking things in this world.

If want to lose weight, boost your energy, , rambutan may be the fruit you’ve been missing.

Rambutans are often confused for the better known lychee fruit because they both have red exterior shells and white, milky insides that are oval in shape. Rambutan fruit are native to Malaysia and Indonesia.

Called “NgoR” in Thai, this golf-sized, tiny red fruit is covered with “Velcro” hairs and when cracked open by squeezing it between your palms, reveals a seed covered with white and translucent texture.

You eat the fruit by chewing off the white texture of the seed, giving you a sweet and cool flavor with a mildly acidic taste. The best rambutans in Thailand come from the Surat Thani province where they were first planted in 1926.

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Tropical Fruit Of The Week: Dragon Fruit

Also known as pitaya or pitahaya, dragon fruit is a beautiful fruit grown in Southeast Asia, Mexico, Central and South America, and Israel.

It’s a colorful and delicious fruit.

Overnight Oats with Pink Dragon fruit Yogurt

or a Dragon fruit juice are two perfectly pink, meal-prep friendly breakfast containing pink dragon fruit, that is both beautiful and full of health benefits.

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Tropical Fruit Of The Week: Mango

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I have only 2 mango trees in my orchard. They give me enough fruit for me and my family. So much that we cannot finish it all. So what I do to preserve it and eat it until next year is the following:

I dehydrate them

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Make delicious popsicles with my mangoes and yogurt——>Freeze them!

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Make mango puree and freeze it for later use!

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I can it!

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The rest of the mango not eaten or preserved, my chickens have a feast on it!

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What a delicious and exotic tropical fruit mango is!