Humboldt offers an extensive variety of fruits from around the world. Fruits are nature’s marvellous gift to people; in fact, they are life-improving medicines packed with vitamins, minerals and body-healing nutrients. They are a complete and total food-based celebration to our sight, not just because of their colour and flavour but because of their nutrient profile that helps the human body stay healthy. Eating fruit as part of your daily diet will make you feel better, look better, and be more active and healthy. Any fruit will do, dried, frozen, fresh or tinned! Why not eat fruit instead of chocolate or crisps as a snack, or enjoy it dried over your breakfast cereal? It’s easy to enjoy fruit as part of your diet, and much healthier too.
Apples contain no fat, sodium or cholesterol and are a great source of fibre. Apples come in shades of red, green and yellow. There are more than 7500 varieties.
Apricots are rich in nutrients and provide a healthy dose of vitamins A and C as well as beta-carotene. They contain no sodium or cholesterol no saturated fats.
More than 100 billion bananas are eaten every year globally. They are a good source of potassium, vitamin B6, vitamin C and dietary fibre. 27% of global production comes from India.
Whether white, yellow, pink or deep red, grapefruits have a variety of health benefits. They generally have a tart and tangy flavour with an underlying sweetness.
Grapes can be white, black, red, blue, green, purple and golden. The production of wine from grapes started as early as 5000 BC.
Tropical fruit cultivated and enjoyed in many tropical and subtropical regions. Guava boasts a unique flavour and fragrance making it popular in fruits salads and juices.
Lemons offer numerous health benefits as they are rich in vitamins and minerals. They support weight loss, aid digestion, and freshen breath.
Their edible flesh is translucent white and succulent. Rich in dietary fibres, vitamin C, B vitamins, magnesium. They contain no cholesterol and are low in sodium. Grown in Sub-Tropical areas.
Rich in pre-biotic dietary fibre vitamin A, B-6, C, E and rich in antioxidants. Used in fruit salads, eaten fresh or used in salsas making it great when combined with fish.
Melons originate from Africa and the south-western parts of Asia. They have been cultivated by Egyptians since around 2000BC. High in vitamin C, B vitamins, manganese, iron.
Oranges are a citrus fruit hybrid of the pomelo and mandarin. Oranges have been grown since ancient times and originated in south-east Asia.
Native to southern Mexico and Central America, but now cultivated in many tropical regions. There are two varieties of papaya, Hawaiian and Mexican.
In China, the peach is a symbol of longevity and good luck. Good source of vitamins A, B and C. Peaches are part of the rose family and a close relative of the almond. There are two types of peaches, either free stone, or clingstone.
High amounts of vitamin C and manganese, anti-oxidants and dietary fibre. Pineapples contain high levels of bromelain which is a digestive aid and excellent for meat tenderizing.
Strawberries are the only fruit that wears their seeds on the outside. Strawberries are believed to reduce the risk of heart disease and certain cancers. Low in calories, and high in vitamins C, B6, K, fibre, folic acid.
We are pretty sure you have heard of Superfoods, but... have you heard of Superfruits? Not every fruit qualifies as a superfruit as there are specific criterions which need to be met. Those thought of or considered to be “super" by nutrition scientists are packed with body-healing nutrients, fibre, vitamins and minerals that can help you live longer, look better, and even prevent disease.
The fruits classified as super are:
These are the Superfruits which form part of our local/imported arsenal.
Here are some fun fruit facts you probably did not know:
- A strawberry is not actually a berry, although a banana is.
- Bananas could be classified as herbs.
- Mangoes are the most popular fruit in the world.
- There are over 7500 different types of apples grown all over the world.