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Caribbean Fruits – A List of Fruits We Can Look for From July to December

Can you believe the first half of the year has ended?  More than that, we’re now in July. Time has certainly flown, but it gives us much to anticipate—in the way of fruit.

Our region is synonymous with the term diversity, and it represented in many ways.  Our fruit is one such way.  Earlier in the year, we enjoyed an array of fresh fruits. Grapefruit, papaya, soursop, watermelon, guava, star apple were among many others available.  We hope you had a chance to try out new recipes.  If you didn’t, have no fear as over this latter part of the year, we’re sure you’ll have an opportunity to do so. 

So, to all health enthusiasts, wellness gurus or plain old fruit lovers, we ask, are you ready for the next six months?  Whether as a smoothie, juiced or sliced to eat, you’re going to get excited about the July to December offerings. Beginning in July, here’s what you can expect. 

July

  • Banana
  • Cantaloupe
  • Coconut
  • Guava
  • Honeydew melon
  • Papaya
  • Passion fruit
  • Pineapple
  • Pomegranate
  • Mango
  • Sugar cane
  • Watermelon

Spotlight on July

Vitamin C from pomegranates…who knew?

Often when we think of vitamin C, citrus fruits come to mind.  However, during this month, it’s unlikely you’ll have a supply of oranges.  That’s okay because papaya and pomegranate are excellent sources of vitamin C.  

MedicalNewsToday affirms that the latter can provide you with as much as 40% of your recommended daily intake. Also, in addition to vitamin C, pomegranate is rich in vitamin E and Vitamin K, folate and potassium. A point to note is that pomegranate can cause a drop in blood pressure, so do be mindful when taking medication.  Extra caution is advised for older people. 

AUGUST

  • Banana
  • Cantaloupe
  • Coconut
  • Guava
  • Honeydew melon
  • Papaya
  • Passion Fruit
  • Pomegranate
  • Sugar cane
  • Watermelon

SEPTEMBER

  • Banana
  • Cantaloupe
  • Coconut
  • Guava
  • Golden apple/Pommecythere/June plum
  • Grapefruit
  • Honeydew melon
  • Papaya
  • Pomegranate
  • Sugar cane
  • Watermelon

Spotlight on September

Watermelon offers heart care and skincare

What is more refreshing that than a slice of watermelon on a hot day?  It’s equally revitalising when blended with apple juice and a few blocks of ice to make a smoothie.  And, here’s a titbit before you discard the skin. Did you know you can use it for skincare?  It’s simple.  After removing the red flesh, use the inner white of the peel to rub on your face.  Leave overnight as a night-time moisturiser.

OCTOBER 

  • Banana
  • Coconut
  • Guava
  • Golden Apple/Pommecythere/June plum
  • Grapefruit
  • Mandarin/Tangerine/Portugal
  • Orange
  • Papaya
  • Pomegranate
  • Sugar cane

NOVEMBER

  • Banana
  • Coconut
  • Guava
  • Golden Apple/Pommecythere/June plum
  • Grapefruit
  • Mandarin/Tangerine/Portugal
  • Orange
  • Papaya
  • Pomegranate
  • Sugar cane

DECEMBER

  • Banana
  • Coconut
  • Golden Apple/Pommecythere/June plum
  • Grapefruit
  • Mandarin/Tangerine/Portugal
  • Orange
  • Papaya
  • Pomegranate
  • Sugar cane

Spotlight on December

A fruit for all time

It goes without saying that coconut is a staple.  Coconut water is the thirst quencher of choice for many, and it’s found throughout the region.  Whether it’s to replenish electrolytes after a bout of diarrhoea or to ‘flush’ out your system, coconut water is the natural remedy of choice.  Being in such high demand, thankfully, this fruit can be found year-round.  Either straight from the nut or bottled and chilled, the water of this iconic fruit is refreshing. 

There you have it.  Now, by no means is this an exhaustive list, but it does give you a good idea of some of the fruits you can expect to see at your supermarket or greengrocer.  Also, some fruits are in season multiple times throughout the year. Isn’t that excellent news? Staying healthy has never been this easy. 

Did all this talk of fruit make you want to pick up a few?  Then search VenderCentral Business Directory and find a supermarket or grocery near you.

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