Exotic Superfruits of
Superfruits exist around the world in some of the most
unexpected places. Learn more about superfruits of the
world, how important they can be for their health
benefits, nutrition, vitamins, minerals... And discover why
superfruits are under the microscope for
health and wellness.
What is a
Although originally a marketing term that
sprang into being in the food and beverage industry in
2005, the term superfruit has become common in many
forms of media, including popular nutrition, health and
wellness magazines and is growing in popularity as a term used
in many health and wellness news stories.
In marketing, superfruits have
been called ... "the future of health"
... "fruits of the future" ...
"super heroes of functionality" ... and
... "heroes in the natural food
marketplace." More than a dozen industry
publications on functional foods and beverages have
referred to various exotic or antioxidant species
as superfruits with estimates for some 10,000 new
product introductions in 2007-8.
Even so, superfruits have not been defined by
scientific criteria that would allow consumers to
objectively assess nutrient value and potential for furnishing
health benefits. Consequently, the term superfruit is used
liberally to include a growing list of common and rare fruits,
some having sparse scientific evidence for being "super."
Seriously... if one were to look at the powerful nutrient
profiles of common fruits such as strawberries
by industry standards, they would qualify as
For our purposes, we're creating this section to look at the
more exotic superfruits... fruits that (for
various reasons) can only be grown in certain regions of the
world in order to achieve a fuller nutrient profile.
Our Definition of
So, here is our definition of
Although many fruits have certain
properties that may be good for certain ailments or
conditions, in our definition... superfruits have
exceptional properties, extremely high health promoting
compounds which could help to fight certain diseases and
However, we further believe to be called a
SUPERFRUIT rigorous scientific evidence must be available
on the health benefits to be gained from including the
fruit in one's diet before we consider it for inclusion on
Equally important, because much of the
science for superfruits included here will be relatively
new, the relative health benefits for each superfruit may
change as further research becomes available.
And as we stated earlier, we'll be focussing on
exotic superfruits, those found only in specific regions
of our planet -- not common around the world.
List of Exotic
The list of exotic superfruits will grow as we
add more content... and as new studies become available
regarding discoveries around the world. For now,
we'll begin with one superfruit that early science
indicates may have powerful benefits with respect to
osteoporosis and rheumatoid arthritis in addition to its
antioxidant properties -- the Indian Gooseberry (aka
- Goji Berries
The amazing goji berry and what makes goji berries so amazing are explored in this article inside our Superfruits of the World section on nutrition.
- Indian Gooseberry Amla
The Emblica officinalis, aka Amla, aka Indian Gooseberry is enjoying a great deal of attention from the science community as a superfruit with extraordinary health benefits. Learn more about the amla fruit in this superfruits article and find out what powerful benefits it may hold.
More superfruits coming soon...
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