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All fruits are vegan, right? So What's Your Favorite Fruit? And Why?

While visiting family in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (the city of the 2016 Olympics) I found some family photos. Let me share...

My grandma liked seeing me well dressed, like her. So one day I did my best and tried on a beautiful red dress, but I told grandma that I wouldn't try any high heel shoes! They just didn't feel right, and seemed like they would hurt my body... so instead, we tried some clear plastic beach sandals. ;)

 

And since my grandpa was a businessman, as a kid, I used to hold his calculator and help him with math. One day at his house, I saw him reaching for a full bag of lemons in the kitchen. He started cutting a green lemon in half and I asked:

  • What's that?
  • He gave me a sliced half and said: Here, try it! (He probably just wanted to see my lemon face lol...)
  • And I said: Wow, I looove it!
Since then, it's been my favorite fruit of all time: Lemons! :)

Lemons are are pretty ordinary... but... Brazil actually has alot of other unique and deliscious fruits!

Have you tried any of them? Here are some good ones:

Açai Berry

Check out: Organic Açai Powder from Brazil

 

Nutritional Facts
Serving size 100g
Calories 70
Calories from fat 50
 
%Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g
Saturated Fat 2g
Trans Fat 0g
8%
8%
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 10mg
0%
Total Carbs 4g
Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 2g
1%
8%
Protein 1g
Vitamin A 15%
Calcium 2%
Vitamin C 0%
Iron 2%

 

Carambola (Starfruit)

Nutritional Facts
Serving size 91g, 1 med
Calories 28
Calories from fat 3
 
%Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
0%
0%
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 2mg
0%
Total Carbs 6g
Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 4g
2%
10%
Protein 1g
Vitamin A 1%
Calcium 0%
Vitamin C 52%
Iron 1%

 

Coco raw meat (Green Coconut)

Nutritional Facts
Serving size 80g
Calories 283
Calories from fat 224
 
%Daily Value*
Total Fat 27g
Saturated Fat 24g
Trans Fat 0g
41%
119%
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 16mg
1%
Total Carbs 12g
Dietary Fiber 7g
Sugars 5g
4%
29%
Protein 3g
Vitamin A 0%
Calcium 1%
Vitamin C 4%
Iron 11%

 

Goiaba (Guava)

Nutritional Facts
Serving size 55g, 1 fruit
Calories 37
Calories from fat 4
 
%Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
1%
1%
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 1mg
0%
Total Carbs 8g
Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 5g
3%
12%
Protein 1g
Vitamin A 7%
Calcium 1%
Vitamin C 209%
Iron 1%

 

Mamão (Papaya)

Nutritional Facts
Serving size 152g, 1 sm
Calories 59
Calories from fat 2
 
%Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
0%
0%
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 5mg
0%
Total Carbs 15g
Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 9g
5%
11%
Protein 1g
Vitamin A 33%
Calcium 4%
Vitamin C 157%
Iron 1%

 

Manga (Mango)

Nutritional Facts
Serving size 165g, 1 cup
Calories 107
Calories from fat 4
 
%Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
1%
1%
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 3mg
0%
Total Carbs 28g
Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 24g
9%
12%
Protein 1g
Vitamin A 25%
Calcium 2%
Vitamin C 76%
Iron 1%

 

Maracujá (Passion Fruit)

Nutritional Facts
Serving size 100g
Calories 51
Calories from fat 0
 
%Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
0%
0%
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 6mg
0%
Total Carbs 14g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 13g
5%
1%
Protein 0g
Vitamin A 14%
Calcium 0%
Vitamin C 50%
Iron 1%

*Percent daily value based on 2000 calorie diet

Tip: An interesting I noticed was how much MORE vitamin C there was in Guavas, compared to any of the sterotypical vitamin C fruits! Just a 1/2 cup of Guava for example has almost 3x more vitamin C than a medium orange!

On "The Vegan Survival Guide" we also included detailed nutrient charts for food ingredients, so you'll learn how to get the most from each of them! There are also 5 unique categories, so we learn how to maximize our meals with everyday plant based ingredients to feed our Brain, Immune, Body, Detox and Soul.

As Hippocrates once said, "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food."

I also loved getting mangos from the yard. We had 3 mango trees, and so many mangos that we sold them to the whole neighborhood:

 

How about you... what's your favorite fruit? Have you tried Brazilian Açai?

 

Please share your thoughts and comments

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