There are many different and well-known fruit colors, but among them, the most exotic and least common of them all stands out: pink. Although it may not seem so, pink fruits are not as popular as the others. However, their ” delicious ” flavor makes them as strange as they are tasty.
If you haven’t tried them yet, you can’t imagine the great nutrients your body is missing out on. Their nutritional qualities are similar to those of red fruits or foods. This is because the pigmentation of both is due to their lycopene content.
The tender and exotic appearance of pink fruits will not be the only thing that will encourage you to want to try them, because their great properties are very benefit for your body.
Although they have similar nutritional values to red fruits, it should be noted that pink fruits have their own personality, apparently, they do not belong to the same group or family strictly. Both have certain similarities, but they are not the same.
Also known as super fruit, it is the fleshy fruit of the pomegranate tree, which contains a pulp composed of globular pink or ruby-colored berries on the inside and a thick resistant rind on the outside.
The refreshing taste of this fruit is due to its high water content, about 80%. Pomegranate is low in calories and contains less sugar than most fruits.
This tropical fruit is native to South Asia, Persia and Afghanistan. However, it was introduced by the Arabs in Spain and from there it was exported to South America. In the East it symbolizes love and fertility and poets such as García Lorca have spread its virtues.
Its many benefits and properties include:
- Lowers blood pressure due to its high potassium content.
- It favors the elimination of water and salts through the kidneys.
- Antioxidant power thanks to the vitamin C it contains and the carotenoids or provitamania.
- Contributes to reduce cellular aging diseases and others such as cancer or degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease.
- It has astringent and anti-inflammatory properties.
- It acts as a laxative and fights constipation because it contains fiber.
Incredible as it may seem, guava contains more vitamin C than oranges themselves. It is very common in Asian or tropical countries. It also has more than three hundred different varieties.
This is a round spherical fruit covered by a thin yellowish or greenish skin and inside is the pink or whitish pulp, with lots of small edible seeds. The leaves of guava tree are highly medicinal, so they are widely used in natural remedies.
Benefits of guava
It is one of the most appreciated fruits in natural medicine due to its properties and great benefits, you will find below:
- It increases defenses and strengthens the immune system thanks to its vitamin C content.
- Prevents and fights anemia and its effects.
- It has expectorant properties that contribute to improve colds, coughs, bronchitis, etc.
- It contains large doses of vitamin A, vitamin B2, vitamin E, calcium, iron, phosphorus, manganese, calcium, copper and potassium.
- It has large amounts of folic acid, which helps to eliminate bad breath caused by gingivitis.
- Ability to exterminate bacteria, fungi and amoebas that can be found in the body, due to its antiseptic, astringent and anthelmintic properties.
- Recommended for pregnant women, as it can prevent fetal malformations.
The grapefruit or “pomelo”, as it is also known, is a large citrus fruit compared to other citrus fruits. It has a thick yellow or pink-veined skin. Its flesh is juicy, dark pink or yellow and its flavor is strong, between acid, bitter and somewhat sweet.
Water is its main component, which is why it is so juicy and refreshing. It has few calories, so it is a good food for those who follow a weight loss diet.
Apparently, it is the result of a hybrid, created in the 19th century in America, between the authentic amplemusa and an orange from China. It is also said to be a cross between an orange and a grapefruit that occurred in the 13th century.
Benefits of grapefruit
- It is a good source of folate, thiamine, vitamin B6 and magnesium.
- It contains provitamin A or beta-carotene, which is transformed into vitamin A in our body.
- Its folic acid or vitamin B9 is important for children and pregnant women, since it intervenes in the production of red and white blood cells.
- It has a good amount of potassium and calcium to maintain strong teeth and bones.
- Its vitamin C content is essential for vision and collagen formation.
- The pink ones have lycopenes, a component that generates the color in tomatoes, papaya and watermelon.
Dragon fruit, pitahaya, yaurero, pitajón, warakko or dragon fruit, are some of the names given to this exotic tropical fruit. Sixty percent of the fruit is seed and its flavor could resemble a mix between a kiwi and a pear.
It is native to Mexico and Central America and 3 types of pitayas are commonly known:
- With yellow skin and white pulp, from the Selenicereus megalanthus cactus.
- The pink skin and red pulp, from the Hylocereus monacanthus cactus.
- And the pitaya with pink skin and white pulp, from the cactus Hylocereus undatus.
Benefits of pitaya
- Its vitamin C content is a good source of antioxidants that help reduce the risk of cancer, degenerative or cardiovascular diseases.
- It has a low caloric profile, so it is perfect for people who want to lose weight.
- The seeds improve intestinal transit and help prevent constipation.
- Its high water content helps hydration and combat fluid retention.
- The red pulp has a higher vitamin C content than other fruits.
- It is a fantastic source of magnesium, important for good bone health and for the immune system, muscle and nerve function.
- It contains antioxidants and vitamin C that help to have greater resistance to infections and takes care of your eyesight.
- The action of its antioxidants contribute to better brain function and prevention of cardiovascular diseases.
The origin of its name is due to its supposed apple shape (poma) -although in reality, it looks more like a guava- and its unmistakable smell of flowers (rose). It is also known as water apple, Jamaican apple, pumagasa, etc.
Its pretty bell-shaped appearance is usually deep pink, red, yellow or green, the flesh of the fruit is white and spongy, usually has little juice and is usually tasteless. This fruit comes from tropical Asia and is grown in most tropical countries.
Benefits of pomarrosa
- It is rich in calcium, iron and vitamin B3.
- Moderate source of vitamin C and phosphorus.
- Its seeds are used to combat diarrhea and colds.
- The bark is often used in cases of asthma, bronchitis and hoarseness.
- It has rich components of calcium, iron and vitamin B3.
- In Cuba they believe that the roots of the pomarrosa serve as a remedy for epilepsy.
With pink fruits you can prepare a great variety of foods, such as jams, compotes, juices, smothies, etc. In this way you benefit from the fruits of this color through multiple meals and not only by ingesting the pulp.
Including the color pink in your daily diet will reduce your mood levels, protect you against colds, keep you hydrated and fresh, help your circulation and all with a delicious taste.