6 Popular Caribbean Super Foods to Add to Your Diet For 2014

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fruit passionPassion Fruit

Passion fruit, which grows widely in the Caribbean, has a soft, juicy interior full of seeds and is commonly found in juice drinks to boost their flavors.

Benefits: It is rich in vitamin B2, vitamin B6, folate and choline. Passion fruit is also is rich in vitamin C, an antioxidant that protects you from the damage free radicals cause, preventing premature aging and keeping your immune system strong. Researchers at the University of Florida have found that yellow passion fruit extracts can kill cancer cells in vitro. The phytochemicals that are responsible for this anti-cancer effect are carotenoids and polyphenols.

How it’s used: Passion fruit can be enjoyed fresh, in fruit salads, and used in the preparation of sauces, jellies and syrups.

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