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Five Tropical Fruits that are Good for You

March 2, 2017

Tropical fruits are some of most nutrient dense natural foods around, and we are lucky here on Maui to have them in abundance. Here are five tropical fruits that are good for you — and that have inspired several of our delicious kombucha flavors!

 

1. Pomegranate

The pomegranate has gotten a lot of buzz lately for its high antioxidant content. These antioxidants give it its rich red color, and are known to fight disease and even ward off cancer. This tasty fruit has a wonderful tart flavor, and is naturally low in calories.

 

2. Pineapple

A truly unique fruit, famous for its superb flavor and health benefits, pineapple is a great tropical fruit to add to your diet. Lower in sugar than many other fruits, the pineapple is packed with immunity boosting vitamin C. It also contains a compound called bromelian, that has special anti-inflammatory properties and helps improve digestion and blood circulation. Fortunately for us, Maui is famous for producing exceptionally sweet and juicy pineapples!

 

3. Mango

Mango is a deliciously sweet fruit that contains high concentrations of disease-fighting antioxidants, including beta-carotene and other carotenoids that give it its rich gold color. These same compounds are also known for improving vision and supporting a healthy heart.

 

4. Acai

If you want to increase antioxidants in your diet, acai (pronounced ah-sigh-ee) is one of the best foods you can consume. These tiny purple berries pack more of a nutritional punch than blueberries, and they contain zero sugar. We like to add acai to our kombucha for a touch of tartness and a good nutritional boost.

 

5. Papaya

The colorful papaya is a great source of a number of good-for-you vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C, magnesium, beta-carotene, folate and potassium. Raw papaya also contains active enzymes that help fight inflammation.

 

At Valley Isle Kombucha, we are proud to use these and other healthy, local tropical fruits in our kombucha. Check out our kombucha flavors list to see what we offer, and check in regularly for some of our seasonal flavors.

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