June 2008 Issue

5 New Exotic Fruits: How “Super” Good for You Are They?

Move over mango and papaya, a new generation of tropical fruits has arrived. They hail from faraway places like China and the Amazon and have exotic-sounding names like goji, acai berry and mangosteen. Besides their novel taste and texture, these fruits are touted most often for their potential health benefits, including everything from quashing cancer to lifting your libido. It’s true, many of these fruits boast exceptionally high antioxidant activity and phytonutrient content—higher than most Western fruits, earning them the title of Superfruits by the industry. But, are they truly superior to other fruits?

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