Five Very SOUR Fruits that you’ll want to try!

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#1    UMEBOSHI SOUR PLUM

Umeboshi plums can be extremely sour, yet they are packed with vitamins, & nutrients: Vitamins, A, B1, B2, sodium, potassium, and fibre. They are a staple in the Japanese diet, as most Japanese children grow up eating them. To read more about how these plums are traditionally eaten, Click here.

 

#2    UN-RIPENED GUAVA

Guava’s offer a lot of fibre, and Vitamins: A, B, C, and E. They aren’t a very sugary tropical fruit either. Depending on when you eat them they are very sour, or can be sweet too. Information taken from Foods For Better Health’s Website, Click here for more information.

From reading SecondSaturn’s blog, specifically the Un-ripe Guava Article, the Sour Un-ripened Guava used to be a fruit for children in many parts of India, where they’d throw a rock at the tree, and eat it, yet, it would appear these fruits are now more of a rich man’s fruit than one available to those in more trying circumstances. This is a great blog around the social issues surrounding the Guava Fruit in a changing culture, Click here to read the full article.

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#3    INDIAN GOOSE-BERRY

These sour fruits are considered exotic and also a super-food due to their nutrients and numerous health benefits. They even have medicinal properties, and have been known to reduce cholesterol levels and even halt cancer growth. For a full list of health benefits and other interesting information about this tree berry, Click here.

 

#4    SOUR UN-RIPE MANGO

They are definitely sour, and are also very good for you.

“A recent study shows that an unripe mango yields as much Vitamin C as 35 apples, 18 bananas, nine lemons and three oranges.”

To read more about the health benefits of consuming Un-ripe Mangos, along with other nifty facts about the mango, Click here.

 

#5 CHINESE QUINCE

If you asked your friends if they have had Quince, unless they have visited the eastern regions of our planet, chances are most haven’t and many won’t even know what it is.

Chinese Quince is a low calorie  high vitamin C fruit. It also has other vitamins in it: calcium, iron, potassium, magnesium and copper. Most people will not eat it raw due to its strong astringent tart taste with a high-acidity level. Most people will make this fruit into a jam or jelly, or even back the fruit and use it in tarts.

“When prepared as jelly, it tastes like a cross between an apple and a pear. Sometimes the quince smells like a tropical fruit.”

Other sour fruits that we have not gone into detail are Asam Paya, Tamarind Fruits, along with the more typical ones: Lemons, Limes & Grapefruits.

 

Top 7 Most Dangerous Foods 2019

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In no particular order…

#1 FROZEN PACKAGED FRUITS & LYCHEE FRUIT

This year a food that can make you seriously ill are certain fruits…  Let me explain, there is the potential with certain frozen packaged fruits due to recent recalls where they have been found to contain Hepatitis A in North America: check your freezers. Then there is the current outbreak of Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) in Bihar State in eastern India tied to Lychee fruit.  *Information for Lychee Fruit was sourced from, retweet.com, Click here.

“Recent outbreaks of AES, also known as “brain fever,” have been linked to the lychee fruit, which contains an unusual combination of amino acids that disrupt glucose production leading to hypoglycemia which can, in turn, exacerbate the AES infection with fatal consequences.”

 

Frozen Fruit recalls have been issued for Kroger and Kirkland Brands:

Kroger recalls Frozen berries possibly contaminated with Hepatitis A.  Click here to read more about the recall.

“The recalled Costco products are their four pound bags of Kirkland Signature brand Three Berry Blend which have best-by dates between February 16, 2020, and May 4, 2020.” 

#2   LIVE OCTOPUS

Known as Sannakji in Korea can be a choking hazard and must be chewed very well before swallowed. If you don’t chew this food dish well, you can run the risk of choking due to the suction cups of the Octopus holding onto your throat… *Information for consuming Live Octopus was sourced from Globe Link’s Website, Click here.

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#3   PUFFERFISH

Eat this and you could die…

Pufferfish, also known as Fugu: A delicacy in Japan that if cooked the wrong way will kill you. There is a poison that can kill you instantly. Hence, a person preparing your meals must remove the liver and other internal organs properly to avoid releasing this toxin into the meat of the fist… * Information was sourced from an article at Globe Link, Click here.

#4   AFRICAN BULLFROG

African Bullfrog considered in certain areas of African nations as a delicacy have certain toxins in their bodies that can lead to Kidney failure. Yes, people eat the whole frog, and only mature frogs should be consumed with great care… *Information for African Bullfrogs was sourced from msn.com, Click here.

#5   BLOOD CLAMS

Getting their name because of the red hemoglobin liquid found inside their tissue, these special colored clams are also considered a delicacy in certain parts of the Indo-Pacific Regions. That being said, consuming them in Shanghai may be lethal. Why? The style of cooking these clams in areas of Shanghai involves a quick boil, rather than a longer safer boil that kills off Hepatitis A, Dysentery, and Typhoid… None of which you would want to get. *Information for Blood Clams was sourced from The Daily Meal, Click here.

#6   HOT DOGS

Why? They are considered high risk, and very dangerous for young children, especially under 4 years of age due to choking issues. They might look innocuous and some parents might even think the choking issue is more fear mongering, yet it isn’t. As mentioned in the article from Nation Wise Children’s Website (link to article via quote directly below), we place warning labels on toys for chocking hazards, yet negate the true risks of hotdogs.

 “If you were to design the perfect plug for a child’s airway, you couldn’t do much better than a hot dog,” said Dr. Smith, also a Professor of Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine.”

# 7   STARFRUIT

For those only with Kidney Disease, this pretty and unique fruit should be avoided at all costs. Why? It has a toxin called Caramboxin, which if allowed to build up in your system, it can reach a persons brain, causing issues of confusion, vomiting, & general body weakness. If consumed where there is enough of it in the body, a coma, seizures, and even death can occur. *Information for Starfruit was sourced from MyRecipes, click here.

If you do not have kidney disease, it should be okay to consume in moderation.