SUPERFOOD SERIES: Guinep

Posted by on 1st August 2017

DSC 0736  SUPERFOOD SERIES: Guinep

Need a good night sleep? Today’s superfood contains a large amount of the amino acid tryptophan which is an important ingredient to getting the rest you need.

Guinep season is in full swing, so look up into the branches at Cricket Square to find a bunch of these lychee-lime-looking seasonal favourites containing a sweet, tangy pulp surrounding a rather large seed.

Full of vitamins A and C that help to boost the immune system, guineps also contain calcium and phosphorus. Calcium keeps your teeth and bones strong. Phosphorus aids digestion along with the large dietary fibre content found once you get past that fairly tough skin.

This sweet tangy ball of goodness also holds special proteins that help to lower blood sugar levels, lower blood pressure and help control asthma.

Guineps are low in fat, calories, and are cholesterol free. They contain important antioxidants, phenolic compounds, that can help to prevent cardiovascular disease and strokes.

What’s more, the leaves of the guinep tree can be boiled and made into a tea to treat intestinal problems.

So next time you reach for the coffee cup or chocolate bar, track down a bunch of guinep fruit to get you through that mid-afternoon slump. Or if you’re not in the mood to climb a tree, visit our Grab & Go Fridge at The Market and sip on our deliciously refreshing and hydrating fruit salad water.

BRASSERIE FRUIT SALAD WATER

Ingredients

guinep
rockmelon
apple
pineapple
blueberries
strawberries
mint, optional

Method

Chop fruit into one-centimetre pieces and add to chilled water or coconut water.

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