Fruits

Apricots

Apricots

Apricots contain potassium, calcium, copper, magnesium, vitamins B6 and C, beta carotene, boron and iron.
They are laxative, antioxidant and natural sweeteners.
Suggestions: Eat raw, dried or cooked in muffins with apricot filling; in the fruit compote; as a snack with peanuts.

Blackberries

Blackberries

Blackberries rich in vitamin C and beta-carotene, calcium, magnesium, potassium and phosphorus. They relieve diarrhea and are good blood cleaners and tonics. Wild blackberries are more flavorful than the cultivated ones!

Coconut

Coconut

This very exotic and mysterious fruit is another beautiful gift of Nature to us. Not only can you drink the water, but also the tasty white flesh is used for many purposes, both culinary and cosmetic. In Venezuela we have plenty of coconut trees. At the beach you can enjoy fresh coconut water straight from the tree. In Caracas, there are little carts all over the city selling bottled coconut water; it's also easy to find them in supermarkets nowadays. Coconut water, besides hydrating the whole body in an amazing way, is very rich in magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, vitamins B and C: beneficial for the balance function of the thyroid hormone. Very widely used in curries, South American dishes, smoothies, creams and oils for the hair and body. BUT be AWARE of the creamy milk, which is very high in fat (and calories of course).