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Funky Fruits

Funky FruitsPlaying it safe with fruit is fine most of the time. But every once in a while, a gal needs a change. Expand your produce prowess by treating your taste buds to some of these peculiar picks. Look for them at local grocery stores and farmers markets.

Jackfruit

  • Largest tree fruit in the world (can weigh up to 100 pounds)
  • Good source of protein, potassium and vitamin B
  • ½ cup = 95 calories

What to do with it

SlimCado® (Florida avocado)

  • Much larger than Hass avocados
  • Different taste and texture than traditional avocados
  • Good source of vitamin E, fiber, B-vitamins, potassium, zinc and monounsaturated fat
  • 35% fewer calories and 50% less fat than Haas avocados
  • 1 cup = 276 calories

What to do with it

Pineberries

  • Relative of the strawberry
  • Whitish-pink in color
  • Easy to grow at home
  • Smell and taste like pineapple
  • Good source of antioxidants, vitamin C, vitamin A, potassium and fiber
  • 2-oz. serving = 138 calories

What to do with them

    • Add them to a fruit salad
    • Enjoy them plain, like strawberries

Dragon Fruit

  • Also called pitaya, pitahaya and strawberry pear
  • Most common variety has white pulp with black, edible seeds
  • Tastes like a cross between a kiwi and a pear
  • Good source of antioxidants, vitamin C, thiamine, riboflavin, and fiber
  • 3.5-oz. serving = 52 calories

What to do with it

Lychees

  • Look like a cross between a large raspberry and a strawberry
  • Good source of fiber, vitamin C, vitamin B6, potassium, thiamin, niacin and folate
  • High sugar content, so enjoy in moderation
  • Taste like a cross between grapes, strawberries and watermelon
  • One fruit = 6 calories

What to do with them