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Fruits and vegetables and their benefits

CUSTOMS AND TRADITIONS

A journey of exotic flavours

Réunion’s fruits, vegetables and plants contain a wealth of benefits. Used in Réunionese cuisine, their exotic flavours are much appreciated. These exotic fruits and vegetables are also consumed for their health-giving properties. You can buy them on market stalls, along the roadsides of in the highlands and in the island’s shopping centres. For an outdoor excursion, take a trip to the Creole gardens and discover fruit trees, herbal teas and endemic plants.

Exotic fruits

WITH GENUINE HEALTH-GIVING PROPERTIES
Lychee

Rich in vitamin C and potassium, lychees also contains copper and magnesium.

Victoria pineapple

Pineapple stimulates the digestion and the activity of the small intestine.

Vanilla

Anti-fatigue and a relaxant, vanilla slows down cellular ageing.

Papaya

Rich in fibre and full of vitamin, papaya also contains several antioxidant substances.

Banana

An excellent source of vitamin B6 and potassium, bananas also contain vitamin C and magnesium.

Guava

Very rich in vitamins C and A and potassium, guavas also contain traces of phosphorus and calcium.

Mango

Mango is an excellent source of vitamins A and C, potassium and copper. It aids digestion and relieves sore throats and gum and mouth infections.

Passion fruit

Passion fruit slows down cellular ageing.

Loquat

Rich in vitamin A and calcium, loquat is a stimulant with anti-fatigue properties. It also aids digestion and improves appetite.

Tangor

A good source of vitamin C and antioxidants, tangor contains soluble fibre that helps lower blood cholesterol. Regularly consumed, it is thought it may help prevent certain cancers.