FRUITS - THEIR NUTRITIONAL VALUE


Fruits

: They are the natural and staple food of man. They are excellent sources of minerals, vitamins and enzymes. They are easily digested and exercise a cleansing effect on the blood and the digestive tract.
Apple

Properties: It is a sweet and astringent fruit. Since it is cold in action, it may increase vatamins. Remember An apple a day keeps the doctor away.

Usefulness: It tends to relieve diarrhea. Apple skin is a good source of calcium and vitamin A. The vitamin content is 5 times more in the skin than the flesh and gradually decreases towards the center of the fruit.
FOOD VALUE
Moisture 84.6%
Protein 0.2%
Fat 0.5%
Minerals 0.3%
Fiber 1.0%

100%

MINERALS AND VITAMINS
Calcium 10mg
Phosphorus 14mg
Iron 1mg
Vitamin A 40 IU**
Vitamin E H and B complex 1.0%
Calorific value 59
* * International Unit
FRESH APRICOT
Properties: It is a sweet and sour fruit. It is a stone fruit and has a nut within it.

Usefulness: It relieves thirst and decreases the cough. The fresh fruit is rich in calcium, Vitamin A and sugar. It is a good source of B complex vitamins and Vitamin C.
FOOD VALUE
Moisture 85.3%
Protein 1.0%
Fat 0.3%
Minerals 0.7%
Fiber 1.0%
Carbohydrates 11.6%
  100%

MINERALS AND VITAMINS
Calcium 20mg
Phosphorus 25mg
Iron 2.2mg
Vitamin C 6mg
Small amount of Vitamin B Complex  
Calorific value 59
DRIED APRICOT
Properties: It is a sweet and sour fruit. It is a stone fruit and has a nut within it.

Usefulness: It relieves thirst and decreases the cough. The fresh fruit is rich in calcium, Vitamin A and sugar. It is a good source of B complex vitamins and Vitamin C.
FOOD VALUE
Moisture 19.4%
Protein 1.6%
Fat 0.7%
Minerals 2.8%
Fiber 2.1%
Carbohydrates 73.4%
  100%

MINERALS AND VITAMINS
Calcium 110mg
Phosphorus 70mg
Iron 4.6mg
Vitamin C 2mg
Small amount of Vitamin B Complex  
Calorific value 59
ASPARAGUS
Properties: It is a sweet bitter fruit.

Usefulness: It is a mild laxative and flushes the system.
BANANA

Properties: It is a sweet and astringent fruit. The fresh leaves are used as plates for meals and are also used as bed spreads in patients with burns and skin diseases to prevent the raw skin from sticking to the bed and also prevents infection.

Usefulness: The ripe fruit relieves diarrhea whereas the unripe fruit relieves constipation. It is a high caloric content food with less content of
water. The fresh fruit along with milk is almost a complete balanced diet.
FOOD VALUE
Moisture 70.1%
Protein 1.2%
Fat 0.3%
Minerals 0.8%
Fiber 0.4%
Carbohydrates 27.2%
  100%

MINERALS AND VITAMINS
Calcium 17mg
Phosphorus 36mg
Iron 0.9mg
Vitamin C 7mg
Small amount of Vitamin B Complex 1.0%
BERRIES
Properties: They are sweet, sour and astringent fruits.

Usefulness: They are good for diarrhea.
CHERRIES

Properties: They are sweet, sour and astringent fruits.

Usefulness: It cleanses the system and is good for dental problems. It is useful for lack of sleep.
CRANBERRIES
Properties: It is an astringent and diuretic fruit.

Usefulness: It is a good source of Vitamin C. It is beneficial for kidney and bladder ailments.
COCONUT
Properties: It is a sweet, oily and cool fruit. It is considered as an auspicious fruit and is used in almost every religious ritual.

Usefulness: Tender coconut water tends to flush out the system and cools the body. It is a rich source of potassium. Coconut oil nourishes the hair when used as an hair oil
and also useful as a source of medium chain fats in malnourished patients.
DATE
Properties: It is a sweet, heavy, aphrodisiac and cool fruit.

Usefulness: It helps to build the body and reduces alcohol intoxication. It is usually taken raw or with milk. It is a good source of calcium and iron and sugars.
FOOD VALUE
Moisture 15.3%
Protein 2.5%
Fat 0.4%
Minerals 2.1%
Fiber 3.9%
Carbohydrates 75.8%
  100%

MINERALS AND VITAMINS
Calcium 120mg
Phosphorus 50mg
Iron 7.3mg
Vitamin C 3mg
Small amount of Vitamin B Complex  
FRESH FIG
Properties: It is a sweet, cooling, nourishing, heavy fruit.

Usefulness: It is a good laxative. It is a good source of calcium, iron and potassium. It has anti-bacterial properties.
FOOD VALUE
Moisture 88.1%
Protein 1.3%
Fat 0.2%
Minerals 2.2%
Fiber 7.6%
Carbohydrates 7.6%
  100%

MINERALS AND VITAMINS
Calcium 35mg
Phosphorus 22mg
Iron 0.6mg
Vitamin A 80mg IU
Vitamin C 2mg
Small amount of Vitamin B Complex  
DRIED FIG
Properties: It is a sweet, cooling, nourishing, heavy fruit.

Usefulness: It is a good laxative. It is a good source of calcium, iron and potassium. It has anti-bacterial properties.
FOOD VALUE
Moisture 23.0%
Protein 4.3%
Fat 1.3%
Minerals 2.4%
Fiber 5.6%
Carbohydrates 63.4%
  100%

MINERALS AND VITAMINS
Calcium 126mg
Phosphorus 77mg
Iron 3mg
Vitamin A 80 IU
Vitamin C 2mg
Small amount of Vitamin B Complex  
GRAPE
Properties: It is sweet, cooling, strengthening and nutritious fruit.

Usefulness: It relieves thirst, burning sensations, fever, shortness of breath, bitter taste in the mouth and bleeding. It is useful as a laxative.
FOOD VALUE
Moisture 92.0%
Protein 0.7%
Fat 0.1%
Minerals 0.2%
Carbohydrates 11.6%
  100%

MINERALS AND VITAMINS
Calcium 20mg
Phosphorus 20mg
Iron 0.2mg
Vitamin C 31mg
Small amount of Vitamin B Complex  
GRAPEFRUIT
Properties: It is a hot and sour fruit.

Usefulness: It is an excellent appetizer and promotes salivary and gastric ; digestion. It is a body strengthening fruit.
FOOD VALUE
Moisture 92.0%
Protein 0.7%
Fat 0.1%
Minerals 0.2%%
Carbohydrates 7.0%
  100%

MINERALS AND VITAMINS
Calcium 20mg
Phosphorus 20mg
Iron 0.2mg
Vitamin C 31mg
Small amount of Vitamin B Complex  
GOOSEBERRY
Properties: It is a sweet, astringent, heavy, cooling fruit and is pungent after digestion. increase vatamins. Remember An apple a day keeps the doctor away.

Usefulness: It is useful in diarrhea and bleeding piles and for treatment of diabetes.
FOOD VALUE
Moisture 83.7%
Protein 0.7%
Fat 0.3%
Fibre 0.4%
Minerals 0.9%
Carbohydrates 14.0%
  100%

MINERALS AND VITAMINS
Calcium 50mg
Phosphorus 20mg
Iron 1.2mg
Vitamin C 600mg
Small amount of Vitamin B Complex  
GUAVA
Properties: It is a sweet and a cooling fruit. It is heavy and hard to digest. Eaten without the rind, it may lead to constipation.

Usefulness: Unripe fruit may be useful in diarrhea. Decoction of the leaves when gargled relieve swollen gums and mouth ulcers. It is useful in gout.
JAMBUL
Properties: It is a sweet, astringent, heavy, cooling fruit and is pungent after digestion. increase vatamins. Remember An apple a day keeps the doctor away.

Usefulness: It is useful in diarrhea and bleeding piles and for treatment of diabetes.
FOOD VALUE
Moisture 83.7%
Protein 0.7%
Fat 0.3%
Fibre 0.4%
Minerals 0.9%
Carbohydrates 14.0%
  100%

MINERALS AND VITAMINS
Calcium 15mg
Phosphorus 15mg
Iron 1.2mg
Vitamin C 18mg
Small amount of Vitamin B Complex  

LEMON
Properties: It is a sour and astringent fruit.

Usefulness: It acts as a laxative and thirst quencher. Juice of lemon with honey is useful for vomiting and indigestion. It is rich is citric acid and
Vitamin C. It improves the flavor and taste of various dishes.
FOOD VALUE
Moisture 85.0%
Protein 1.0%
Fat 0.9%
Fibre 1.7%
Minerals 0.3%
Carbohydrates 11.1%

MINERALS AND VITAMINS
Calcium 70mg
Phosphorus 10mg
Iron 2.3mg
Vitamin C 39mg
Small amount of Vitamin B Complex  

LIME
Properties: It is a sour, bitter, astringent and cooling fruit. It should be used in caution in people whose pitta is elevated. increase vatamins. Remember An apple a day keeps the doctor away.

Usefulness: It is a digestive stimulant and improves both digestion and appetite. It is an excellent source of citric acid, calcium and phosphorus.
FOOD VALUE
Moisture 84.6%
Protein 1.5%
Fat 1.0%
Fibre 1.3%
Minerals 0.7%
Carbohydrates 10.9%
  100%

MINERALS AND VITAMINS
Calcium 90mg
Phosphorus 20mg
Iron 0.3mg
Vitamin C 63mg
Small amount of Vitamin B Complex  
MANGO
Properties: It is a cool and sweet fruit. Unripe fruit is sour, astringent and pungent. It is also known as the king of fruits. It symbolizes fertility and abundance. It is said that the mango flower is shaped as a cupid arrow and the fruit that is shaped like a woman's breast provides a juice nectar like and aphrodisiac.

Usefulness: The ripe fruit is a good laxative, increases the urine flow and cools the blood. The unripe fruit can be made into a cooling hot summer drink and also into various mango pickles.
FOOD VALUE
Moisture 81.0%
Protein 0.6%
Fat 0.4%
Fibre 0.7%
Minerals 0.4%
Carbohydrates 16.9%
  100%

MINERALS AND VITAMINS
Calcium 14mg
Phosphorus 16mg
Iron 1.3mg
Vitamin C 16.0%mg
Small amount of Vitamin B Complex  
ORANGE
Properties: It is a sweet, slightly sour and heavy fruit. increase vatamins. Remember An apple a day keeps the doctor away.

Usefulness: It is a good appetizer and relieves thirst. It is a good source of Vitamin A, B, C and calcium.
FOOD VALUE
Moisture 87.6%
Protein 0.7%
Fat 0.2%
Fibre 0.3%
Minerals 0.3%
Carbohydrates 10.9%
  100%

MINERALS AND VITAMINS
Calcium 26mg
Phosphorus 20mg
Iron 0.3mg
Vitamin C 30mg
Small amount of Vitamin B Complex  
PAPAYA
Properties: It is a sweet fruit.

Usefulness: It is a good laxative and stimulates digestion. It is an energy giving food.
FOOD VALUE
Moisture 90.8%
Protein 0.6%
Fat 0.1%
Fibre 0.8%
Minerals 0.5%
Carbohydrates 7.2%
  100%

MINERALS AND VITAMINS
Calcium 17mg
Phosphorus 13mg
Iron 0.5mg
Vitamin C 57mg
Small amount of Vitamin B Complex  
PEACH
Properties: It is a heavy, sweet, astringent and tasty fruit.

Usefulness: It is useful as a laxative. It is a rich source of vitamin A and potassium. It is strengthening and easily digested.
PEAR
Properties: It is a hard, heavy, cooling and astringent fruit.

Usefulness: It is a good laxative and strengthening fruit. It is useful in gout.
PINEAPPLE
Properties: It is a sweet, sour or pungent fruit.

Usefulness: It is a laxative and stimulates digestion
PLUMS
Properties: It is a sweet, sour, astringent fruit.

Usefulness: It is a laxative and relieves thirst.
POMEGRANATE
Properties: It is an astringent, sweet sour, cooling fruit.

Usefulness: It is useful in diarrhea and increases the hemoglobin of the blood.
FOOD VALUE
Moisture 78.0%
Protein 1.6%
Fat 0.1%
Fibre 5.1%
Minerals 0.7%
Carbohydrates 14.5%
  100%

MINERALS AND VITAMINS
Calcium 10mg
Phosphorus 70mg
Iron 0.3mg
Vitamin C 16mg
Small amount of Vitamin B Complex  
STRAWBERRY
Properties: It is a sweet, sour, astringent fruit.

Usefulness: It is a good source of Vitamin C and potassium.
TAMARIND
Properties: It is also called the "Date of India". It is a sour and hot fruit.

Usefulness: It increases appetite and aids digestion.
TODDY FRUIT
Properties: It is related to the coconut pal tree. It is cooling fruit and useful as a diuretic and laxative.

Usefulness: The fruit is cooling and useful in gastritis. The sap flushes the system. On standing, the sap ferments and results into an alcoholic beverage that is pleasant and relieves constipation.
WATER MELON
Properties: It is a sweet and astringent fruit. Since it is cold in action, it may increase vatamins. Remember An apple a day keeps the doctor away.

Usefulness: It tends to relieve diarrhea. Apple skin is a good source of calcium and vitamin A. The vitamin content is 5 times more in the skin than the flesh and gradually decreases towards the center of the fruit.
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