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Apricot

 

The apricot (‘Alu Bokhara’ in Bangla) fruit tree is 26–39 ft tall, with a trunk up to 16 in diameter and a dense, spreading canopy. The leaves are ovate, long and 1.6 – 3.1 inch wide. The fruit is a drupe with 0.6–1.0 in diameter, from yellow to orange, often tinged red on the side most exposed to the sun; its surface can be smooth or velvety with very short hairs.

 

Apricot trees are considered a subtropical tree, which means it tolerates temperatures from -30 degrees to over 100 degrees and still remains healthy. Apricot is rarely available in Bangladesh as fruit but dried apricot are mainly imported from India to use as spice in Pilau, Biriyani rice and other dishes.

Bangladesh has a perfect environment for growing Apricot fruits. Please call us at (88) 01680072195 for tissue cultured plants or contact us for more details.

Health benefits of Apricot

  • Fresh fruits are low in calories, composing just 50 calories per 100 g weight. Nonetheless, they are rich source of dietary fiber, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. The fruits are enriched with numerous health promoting phyto-chemicals; that helps prevent heart disease, reduce LDL, ("bad cholesterol") levels and offer protection against cancers.
  • Apricots are excellent sources of vitamin-A, and carotenes. 100 g fresh fruits have 1926 IU or 64% of daily-required levels of vitamin A. Both compounds are known to have antioxidant properties and are essential for vision. Vitamin-A is also required for maintaining healthy mucus membranes and skin. Consumption of natural fruits rich in carotenes helps protect the body from lung and oral cavity cancers.
  • Fresh fruits contain vitamin-C, another natural anti-oxidant. Vitamin-C helps the body develop resistance against infectious agents and scavenge harmful oxygen-free radicals.
  • They are an also good source of minerals such as potassium, iron, zinc, calcium and manganese. Potassium is a heart-healthy mineral; an important component of cell and body fluids that help regulate heart rate and blood pressure.
  • The total anti-oxidant or ORAC value of raw apricots is 1115 umol TE/100 g. Much of this in these fruits comes from some important health promoting flavonoid poly phenolic anti-oxidants such as lutein, zea xanthin and beta cryptoxanthin. Altogether, these compounds act as protective scavengers against oxygen-derived free radicals and reactive oxygen species (ROS) that play a role in aging, cancers and various disease process.
  • Further, zea-xanthin, a carotenoid selectively absorbed into the retinal "macula lutea" in the eyes where it is thought to provide anti-oxidant and protective light-filtering functions. Thus, consumption of fruits like apricots rich in zea-xanthin helps eyes protect from age-related macular disease (AMRD), especially in the elderly people.

Avocado

 

Avocados are the fruit from Persea americana, a tall evergreen tree that can grow up to 65 feet in height. Avocados vary in weight from 8 ounces to 3 pounds depending upon the variety. It is a green or black fruit that grows on evergreen trees in warm climates. Avocado contains heart-healthy fat, is versatile and can be used in a variety of recipes. It also contains many other nutrients necessary for good health.

Health Benefits

Overall, avocado is considered a complete food, this fruit has so many benefits that one can imagine: it has vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, calories and fiber, no cholesterol, and is sodium free. As such, avocado is ideal for growing up children, adults and even for babies, especially when blended with other fruits.

Avocado is often said to be the most nutritious fruit in the world – and it is! The fruit provides more than 25 essential nutrients such as protein, iron, copper, phosphorus and magnesium, just to name a few.

  • Avocados, like olives, are high in mono-unsaturated fats and calories. However, they are very rich in dietary fiber, vitamins & minerals and packed with numerous health benefiting plant nutrients.
  • Their creamy pulp is a very good source of mono-unsaturated fatty acids like oleic and palmitoleic acids as well as omega-6 poly-unsaturated fatty acid linoleic acid. Research studies suggest that Mediterranean diet that is rich in mono-unsaturated fatty acids help lower LDL or bad cholesterol and increase HDL or good-cholesterol, thereby, prevent coronary artery disease and strokes by favoring healthy blood lipid profile.
  • They are a very good source of soluble and insoluble dietary fiber. 100g fruit provides 6.7g or about 18% of recommended daily intake. Dietary fibers help lower blood cholesterol levels and prevent constipation.
  • Its flesh contains health promoting flavonoid poly-phenolic antioxidants such as cryptoxanthin, lutein, zea-xanthin, beta and alpha carotenes in small amounts. Together, these compounds act as protective scavengers against oxygen-derived free radicals and reactive oxygen species (ROS) that play a role in aging and various disease processes.
  • Total antioxidant strength (ORAC) of avocados (raw, Hass variety) is 1933 µmol TE/100 g.
  • They are also good in many health-benefiting vitamins. Vitamin A, E and K are especially concentrated in its creamy pulp.
  • Avocados are also excellent sources of minerals like iron, copper, magnesium, and manganese. Magnesium is essential for bone strengthening and has a cardiac-protective role as well. Manganese is used by the body as a co-factor for the antioxidant enzyme, superoxide dismutase. Iron and copper are required in the production of red blood cells.
  • Fresh avocado pear is a very rich source of potassium. 100g of fruit provides 485 mg or about 10% of daily-required levels. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids where it helps regulate heart rate and blood pressure, countering bad effects of sodium.

Bangladesh has a perfect environment for growing Avocado. Please call us at (88) 01680072195 or contact us for more details.

Cherry Fruit

 

Wonderfully delicious, cherry fruit is packed with full of health-benefiting nutrients and unique antioxidants. Cherries are native to Eastern Europe and Asia Minor regions.

Cherries are drupe fruits with central “stony-hard” seed surrounded fleshy fruit measuring 2 cm in diameter. Externally the fruits have bright "shiny" red or purple color with very thin skin. Cherry trees can grow up to 30 feet tall and bear delicious fruit.

Health benefits of cherry fruit

  • Cherries are one of the very low calorie fruits; yet are rich source of nutrients, vitamins, and minerals. Both sweet as well as tart Cherries are packed with numerous health benefiting compounds that are essential for wellbeing.
  • Cherries are pigment rich fruits. These pigments are in fact polyphenolic flavonoid compounds known as anthocyanin glycosides. Anthocyanins are red, purple or blue pigments found in many fruits and vegetables, especially concentrated in their skin, known to have powerful anti-oxidant properties.
  • Scientific studies have shown that anthocyanins in the cherries are found to act like anti-inflammatory agents by blocking the actions of cycloxygenase-1 and 2 enzymes. Thus consumption of cherries has potential health effects against chronic painful episodes such as gout arthritis, fibromyalgia (painful muscle condition) and sports injuries.
  • Research studies also suggest that tart cherries helps body to fight against cancers, aging and neurological diseases and pre-diabetes.
  • Cherry fruits are very rich in stable anti-oxidant melatonin. Melatonin can cross the blood-brain barrier easily and produces soothing effects on the brain neurons, calming down nervous system irritability, which helps relieve neurosis, insomnia and headache conditions.
  • They are also good source of minerals such as potassium, iron, zinc, copper and manganese. Potassium is a heart-healthy mineral; an important component of cell and body fluids that regulate heart rate and blood pressure.
  • The fruits, especially tart cherries are exceptionally rich in many health promoting flavonoid poly phenolic anti-oxidants such as lutein, zeaxanthin and beta carotene. These compounds act as protective scavengers against harmful free radicals and reactive oxygen species (ROS) that play a role in aging, cancers and various disease processes.
  • Anti-inflammatory property of cherries has been found effective in reducing heart disease risk factors by scavenging action against free radicals.
  • Cherry has exceptionally very high levels of vitamin-C (1677.6 mg per 100 g or 2796 % of RDA) and vitamin-A (767 IU per 100 g).

Bangladesh has a perfect environment for growing Avocado. Please call us at (88) 01680072195 or contact us for more details.

Dragon fruit

 

Dragon fruit is the member of a cactus type (genus hylocereus) fruit found for the whole year in South America, South and East Asian countries. This is now proved that Dragon fruit can be grown all over the year in many parts of Bangladesh.

The plants can handle temperatures up to 40 °C (104 °F) and very short periods of frost. Dragon fruit has adapted to live in dry tropical climates with a moderate amount of rain. The dragon fruit sets on the cactus-like trees 30–50 days after flowering and can sometimes have 5-6 cycles of harvests per year producing up to 30 tons of fruit per hectare every year.

Please call us at (88) 01680072195 or contact us for plants or further information.

Health Benefits of Dragon Fruit:

  • As dragon fruit is a good source of antioxidants, it prevents free radicals and protects from causing cancer and other health detriments from entering human body.
  • This fruit helps in neutralizing the toxic substances such as heavy metals. High blood pressure and cholesterol levels can be reduced by consuming dragon fruit.
  • Regular consumption of dragon fruit aids in fighting against cough and asthma.
  • This has high amounts of vitamin C and helps in healing bruises and cuts quickly enhancing the immune system.
  • Vitamin B2 present in dragon fruit acts like a multivitamin and helps to improve and recover the loss of appetite.
  • Vitamin B1 in this fruit helps in increasing the energy production and also in metabolizing carbohydrates.
  • Due to the presence of vitamin B3, it helps in lowering bad cholesterol levels. It improves the appearance of your skin by smoothing and moisturizing it.
  • It improves eyesight and prevents hypertension.
  • As it is a good source of phosphorus and calcium, it strengthens bones, helps in tissue formation and forms healthy teeth.
  • Regular consumption of dragon fruit decreases weight, thereby creates a well-balanced body.
  • Dragon fruit is also helpful in reducing blood sugar levels in people suffering from type 2 diabetes.

Nutritional Values of Dragon Fruit:

Niacin – 1.3 mg, Riboflavin – 0.044 mg, Vitamin C – 9 mg, Vitamin B3 – 0.43 mg, Vitamin B2 – 0.045 mg, Vitamin B1 – 0.043 mg, Iron – 0.65 mg, Phosphorus – 36.1 mg, Calcium – 8.8 mg, Carotene – 0.012 mg, Crude fiber – 0.9 g, Fat – 0.61 g, Ash – 0.28 g, Protein – 0.229 g, Moisture – 83 g, Others – 0.68 g

Dragon fruit comes in three types, all with leathery, slightly leafy skin:

  • Dragon fruit has red-skinned fruit with white flesh. This is the most commonly seen "dragon fruit".
  • Another type, red-skinned fruit with red flesh.
  • Lastly, yellow skinned dragon fruit with white flesh

Bangladesh is a perfect place for growing Dragon fruits. Please call us at (88) 01680072195 or contact us for plants or further information.

Graviola

 

Graviola (Soursop) fruit grown in a tree prevalent in the rain forests of Africa, South America, and Southeast Asia, has been used in traditional medicine in many countries. Deep within the Amazon Rain forest grows a tree that could literally revolutionize what you, your doctor, and the rest of the world thinks about cancer treatment and chances of survival. The future has never looked more promising. Research shows that extracts from this miraculous tree may make it possible to attack cancer safely and effectively with an all-natural therapy that does not cause extreme nausea, weight and hair loss. Graviola protect your immune system and prevent deadly infections, feel stronger and healthier throughout the course of the treatment, boost your energy and improve your outlook on life. Graviola is also called anti-cancer fruit.

It comes from one of America‘s largest drug manufacturers, Over 20 laboratory tests conducted since the 1970's on the fruit, what those tests revealed was nothing short of mind numbing… Extracts from the tree and fruit were shown to:

  • Effectively target and kill malignant cells in 12 types of cancer, including colon, breast, prostate, lung and pancreatic cancer.
  • The tree compounds proved to be up to 10,000 times stronger in slowing the growth of cancer cells than Adriamycin, a commonly used chemotherapeutic drug.
  • What’s more, unlike chemotherapy, the compound extracted from the Graviola tree selectively hunts down and kills only cancer cells. It does not harm healthy cells.

MEDICINAL BENEFITS OF GRAVIOLA (SOURSOP):

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  • kills cancer cells
  • slows tumor growth
  • kills bacteria
  • kills parasites
  • reduces blood pressure
  • lowers heart rate
  • dilates blood vessels
  • sedates
  • relieves depression
  • reduces spasms
  • kills viruses
  • reduces fever
  • expels worms
  • stimulates digestion
  • stops convulsions
  • reduces blood pressure

The Graviola is adapted to areas of high humidity and relatively warm winters. temperatures below 5 °C (41 °F) will cause damage to leaves and small branches and therefore Bangladesh is an ideal place for growing Graviola fruit but it is not found here at all. Now we have started to grow plants using tissue-culture biotechnology.

The fruit looks like similar to jackfruit but flavour has been described as a combination of strawberry and pineapple sour citrus flavour. The plant is grown as a commercial crop for its 7.9–12 inch long, prickly, green fruit, which can weigh up to 2.5 kg.

The flesh of the fruit consists of an edible, white pulp, some fiber, and a core of indigestible, black seeds. The species is the only member of its genus suitable for processing and preservation. The sweet pulp is used to make juice, as well as candies and ice cream flavorings.

In Mexico and Colombia, it is a common fruit, often used for dessert as the only ingredient. It is a fruit for juices, mixed with milk. Ice cream and fruit bars made of Graviola are also very popular. The seeds are normally removed while consuming.

Nutritionally, the fruit is high in carbohydrates, particularly fructose. The fruit also contains significant amounts of vitamin C, B1 and B2. The fruit, seeds, and leaves have a number of herbal medicinal uses among indigenous peoples of regions where the plant is common.

The Sour Sop or the fruit from the Graviola tree is a miraculous natural cancer cell killer 10,000 times stronger than Chemo therapy.

Why are we not aware of this?

Its because some big corporation want to make back their money spent on years of research by trying to make a synthetic version of it for sale.

So, since you know it now you can help a friend in need by letting him know or just drink some sour sop juice yourself as a prevention from time to time. The taste is not bad after all. Its completely natural. If you have the space plant one in your garden. The other parts of the tree are also useful.

Bangladesh has a perfect environment for growing Graviola fruit. Please call us at (88) 01680072195 or contact us for more details.

However, there may have some minor Side Effects of Graviola if consumed longer period continuously, those are as follows:

Because graviola can effectively lower blood pressure, it is recommended that it not be taken by anyone with hypotension. It should not be combined with any other drugs used for treating low blood pressure. Other potential side effects of graviola include nausea and/or vomiting when large doses are taken.

Using graviola for a long period of time can also adversely effect beneficial bacteria in the digestive tract. Users should take only the recommended dosage after consultation with a doctor or herbologist is also advised. Graviola should never be used during pregnancy.

It is also recommended that graviola should not be used in conjunction with antidepressants, though no harmful side effects have been reported.

Bangladesh has a perfect environment for growing Graviola fruit. Please call us at (88) 01680072195 or contact us for more details.

Kiwi Fruit

 

The kiwifruit, is the edible berry of a woody vine in the genus Actinidia. It is an anti-aging super fruit that helps from disease prevention to an abundance of vitamins and minerals, the kiwi provides a wide array of nutrition benefits.

The most common cultivar group of kiwifruit is oval, about the size of a large egg 2.0–3.1 inch in length and 1.8–2.2 inch in diameter. It has a fibrous, dull greenish-brown skin and bright green or golden flesh with rows of tiny, black, edible seeds. The fruit has a soft texture and a sweet but unique flavor, and today it is a commercial crop in several countries, such as Italy, New Zealand, Chile, Greece and France.

Benefits of Kiwifruit

According to a study at Rutgers University, the kiwi is the most nutrient dense fruit, ounce for ounce. Below is a list of the different ways that the naturally fat-free kiwi can help our health, Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDA):

  • Disease Prevention:
    • Fiber: Kiwi provides 16% of the RDA for fiber and has a role in the prevention of constipation and some cancers.
    • Phytonutrients: Kiwis have phytonutrients, which repair DNA, act as the body’s protection against some cancers and function as antioxidants.
  • Vitamins:
    • Folic Acid: Kiwi provides 10% of the RDA for folic acid, which is important for expectant mothers and works to produce red blood cells.
    • Vitamin C: One serving of kiwi gives the body 230% of the RDA for Vitamin C, which helps heal wounds, increase iron absorption and boost the immune system.
    • Vitamin E: Kiwi provides 10% RDA for Vitamin E and decreases the risk of heart disease.
  • Minerals:
    • Calcium: Kiwi provides 5.5% of the RDA for Calcium.
    • Chromium: Kiwi aids in regulating heartbeats.
    • Copper: Kiwi provides 8% of the RDA for Copper.
    • Iron: Kiwi provides 4% of the RDA for Iron.
    • Magnesium: Kiwi provides 6% of the RDA for Magnesium, which can enhance your energy level.
    • Potassium: Kiwi aids in fluid maintenance.
    • Zinc: Kiwi helps keep hair, skin, teeth, and nails healthy.

Bangladesh has a perfect environment for growing Kiwi fruits. Please call us at (88) 01680072195 or contact us for more details.

Noni Fruit

 

Noni fruit, also known by the scientific name "Morinda Citrifolia" is grown in tropical climates such as the Polynesian Islands, northern Australia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Noni plants can begin to bear fruit about 9 months to 1 year after planting.

This easy-to-grow, tropical noni plant is a perennial that produces fruit year round. Noni has large, waxy, pointed leaves and produces flowers from its lumpy, potato-shaped fruit with polygonal shaped sections. The juice, fruit, bark and leaves of noni are all used for herbal remedies, according to the American Cancer Society.

Benefits of Noni Fruit Consumption
Benefits of Noni not only as anti-cancer, still there are many other benefits contained in this fruit. Here are some of the benefits of noni fruit has been proven by several scientific studies that Noni helps maintain and support Cardiovascular Systems, Immune Systems, Cholesterol Levels, Blood Sugar, Blood Pressure Levels, Joint Functions, Skin Tone & Texture including:

  • Noni can be a cancer preventive agents and tumors.
  • Noni can help increase endurance.
  • Noni can help reduce pain.
  • Noni can be an anti-allergic and anti-inflammatory.
  • Noni can help normalize blood pressure & blood sugar level.
  • Noni can help facilitate the body's energy cycle.
  • Noni can be anti-bacterial.
  • Noni can help set the mood (mood cycles).

The noni is most often consumed as a fruit, fruit juice, although other parts of the noni fruit tree such as the leaves and the pulp, are also known to have healing benefits.

Bangladesh has a perfect environment for growing Noni Fruits. Want to know more about Noni Fruit? Please continue to read below or simply call us at (88) 01680072195 or contact us for more details.

If you want to know more about the benefits of Noni fruit, please continue to read on below:

Anti-Cancer Benefits

Noni juice is shown to provide protection against the development of cancer. A study in the December 2001 issue of the Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences pointed out that noni juice prevented the formation of cancer cells and attributed this action to its high antioxidant power. The Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York echoes this claim, stating that there are many reports of studies, done in-vitro (outside of a living environment) and in animals, that show noni extract exhibits anti-tumor properties.

Liver Protection

Noni juice was also the subject of a study reported in the June 2008 journal of Plant Foods for Human Nutrition. In this study, rats were exposed to liver damaging toxins, but the rats that were pretreated with noni juice showed a much lower level of liver damage from the exposure and the more recent research shows protective effects of noni juice on the liver.

Anti-Inflammatory and Immune Booster

Puree made from the pulp of the noni fruit was tested on the pain threshold in mice, and as reported in the June 2009, issue of Phytotherapy Research, it was found to have a pain-relieving effect. The conclusion of this study performed by researchers at the University Clinic in Hamburg, Germany, is that extracts of the noni fruit can relieve pain and reduce the amount of joint destruction caused by inflammation of arthritis. Another study reported in the Feb. 2008 issue of the Journal of Ethnopharmacology showed that noni juice when tested in vitro and in mice, showed an increase in immune system response.

Anti-Ulcer Benefits

While the tests of the effects of noni fruit on ulcers are few, the Feb. 4, 2009 issue of the Journal of Scientific Research shows that an extract of the noni fruit, when used on rats, exhibits the ability to prevent gastric lesions in the intestines. This is due to the fact that the noni extract decreased the amount of acid in the stomach and increased the mucous that protects the lining.
While it do not offer a pleasant aroma, the noni fruit should be considered as an addition to the diet for its overall health benefits.

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Olive Oil Plants (Olea Europaea)

 

The olive is the oldest known cultivated tree in history. Olives were first cultivated in Africa, and then spread to Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia and Syria over 5000 years ago. Around 600 BC olive tree cultivation spread to Greece, Italy and other Mediterranean countries.

Olive is respected around the world for its highly beneficial edible oil. Olea europaea needs just the right climate to grow, hot in the summer, a slight winter chill, and plenty of sun which is almost similar environment in Bangladesh. There are growth of olive trees in Bangladesh which is not the same type of Olea Europaea but used for pickles (achar). Only Olea Europaea is cultivated for olive oil.

Olive trees can grow in nutrient-poor, but well-drained soils. It needs full sun for fruit production, but also needs a slight winter chill for the fruit to set. Temperatures below 15°F will kill a young tree.

The olive tree is an evergreen tree with gray-green leaves, and small white fragrant flowers in the spring which produce a lot of pollen. A young olive tree has smooth gray bark, but as it gets older it gets twisted. A mature tree can reach a height of 25 to 30 feet, and live for hundreds of years.

Benefits of Olive Oil Consumption

In addition to bolstering the immune system and helping to protect against viruses, olive oil has also been found to be effective in fighting against diseases such as:

Cancer: The phytonutrient in olive oil, oleocanthal, mimics the effect of ibuprofen in reducing inflammation, which can decrease the risk of breast cancer and its recurrence. Squalene and lignans are among the other olive oil components being studied for their possible effects on cancer.

Heart Disease: Olive oil helps lower levels of blood cholesterol leading to heart disease. According to a new study from France, older individuals who consume olive oil daily may be able to protect themselves from a stroke.

Oxidative Stress: Olive oil is rich in antioxidants, especially vitamin E, long thought to minimize cancer risk. Among plant oils, olive oil is the highest in monounsaturated fat, which doesn’t oxidize in the body, and it’s low in polyunsaturated fat, the kind that does oxidize.

Blood Pressure: Recent studies indicate that regular consumption of olive oil can help decrease both systolic and diastolic blood pressure.

Diabetes: It has been demonstrated that a diet that is rich in olive oil, low in saturated fats, moderately rich in carbohydrates and soluble fiber from fruit, vegetables, pulses and grains is the most effective approach for diabetics. It helps lower “bad” low-density lipoproteins while improving blood sugar control and enhances insulin sensitivity.

Obesity: Although high in calories, olive oil has shown to help reduce levels of obesity.

Rheumatoid Arthritis: Although the reasons are still not fully clear, recent studies have proved that people with diets containing high levels of olive oil are less likely to develop rheumatiod arthritis.

Osteoporosis: A high consumption of olive oil appears to improve bone mineralization and calcification. It helps calcium absorption and so plays an important role in aiding sufferers and in preventing the onset of Osteoporosis.

Willing to grow Olea Europaea? Bangladesh has a perfect environment for growing Olea Europaea. Please call us at (88) 01680072195 or contact us for more details.

Oil Palm (Hybrid)

 Our Oil Palm hybrid seedling has been bred and imported from the highest yielding oil palm in the world. Our seed will produce a crop within their 2nd year if properly cultivated and expected to produce around 400 kgs. of fruit each year from one tree.

Bangladesh needs to be self-sufficient in palm oil production which will help to save millions of USD what now it need to remit to import cooking oil. We are able to offer Consulting Services and assistance to companies seeking to establish Plantations anywhere in Bangladesh

  • Consulting services.
  • Site Inspection and Assessment.
  • Feasibility studies for new sites and ventures.
  • Plantation establishment and management.

Bangladesh has a perfect environment for growing Oil Palm Tree. Please call us at (88) 01680072195 or contact us for more details.

Parsimmon

 Sweet, delicious persimmon (Diospyros virginiana) fruits are rich in health promoting nutrients such as vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants that are vital for optimum health. This delicate oriental fruit is native to China. It spread to Japan very long ago and later was introduced to California during the middle of nineteenth century.

Persimmon is a multi-trunked or single-stemmed deciduous tree, which grows up to 25 ft. in height. They grow best in areas that have moderate winters and relatively mild summers.

Health benefits of persimmon fruit

  • The fruit is low in calories (provides 70 calories/100g) and fats but is rich source of dietary fiber.
  • Persimmons contain health benefiting phytonutrients flavonoid polyphenolic antioxidants like catechins and gallocatechins as well as important anti-tumor compound betulinic acid. Catechins are known to have anti-infective, anti-inflammatory and anti-hemorrhagic (prevents bleeding from small blood vessels) properties.
  • Fresh permissions contain anti-oxidant compounds like vitamin-A, beta-carotene, lycopene, lutein, zea-xanthin and cryptoxanthin. Together, these compounds functions as protective scavengers against oxygen-derived free radicals and reactive oxygen species (ROS) that plays a role in aging and various disease processes.
  • Zea-xanthin, an important dietary carotenoid helps prevent age-related macular disease"(ARMD) in the elderly.
  • They are also a very good source of vitamin-C, another powerful antioxidant helps the body develop resistance against infectious agents and scavenge harmful, pro-inflammatory free radicals.
  • The fruit is good in many valuable B-complex vitamins such as folic acid, pyridoxine (vitamin B-6), thiamin etc. These vitamins act as co-factors for numerous metabolic enzymatic functions in the body.
  • Fresh Persimmon fruits also contain healthy amounts of minerals like potassium, manganese (15% of DRI), copper (12% of DRI), and phosphorus. Manganese is a co-factor for the enzyme, superoxide dismutase, which is a very powerful free radical scavenger. Copper is a co-factor for many vital enzymes, including cytochrome c-oxidase and superoxide dismutase. Copper is also required for the production of red blood cells. 

Preparation and serving methods

Persimmons can be eaten fresh, dried, or cooked. Raw fruits can be cut into quarters or eaten wholesome like an apple. Their flavor ranges from a firm to mushy and is very sweet.

Bangladesh has a perfect environment for growing Persimmon fruit tree. Please call us at (88) 01680072195 or contact us for more details.

Passion Fruit

 

Passion Fruit (Passiflora edulis) is a vine species that is native to Brazil, Paraguay and northern Argentina, it is also called purple granadilla in South Africa. It is cultivated commercially in warmer, frost-free areas.

The passion fruit is round to oval, either yellow or dark purple at maturity, with a soft to firm, juicy interior filled with numerous seeds. The fruit is both eaten and juiced that fights cancer; passion fruit juice is often added to other fruit juices to enhance the aroma.

Moreover, the pulp of the fruit has a distinct aroma and has a slightly sweet taste. In tropical countries, passion fruit is primarily used for juicing. The fruit is about 1 – 3 inches wide, with a smooth and waxy coating outside. Apart from its pleasant taste and appearance, the fruit is known for its various health benefits.

Opportunity for commercial plantation and return on investment is very high. Price per Kg. ranges from Tk. 800-1,200 (US $ 10-15) but not always available in Bangladesh due to no or little cultivation.

Passion fruit might be a new variety of rich fruit in Bangladesh and can be grown for most of the year for continuous harvest, in general, yields of commercial plantations range from 9 to 16 ton per acre per year in other countries.

Health Benefits of Eating Passion Fruit

  • The juice of passion fruit reduces cancer cell growth, the phytochemicals in the fruit juice are considered to inhibit cancer cell growth.
  • The phenolic acids and flavonoids present in the fruit are supposed to possess heart-protecting function.
  • The phenolic profile of the fruit is known for its anti-microbial activity.
  • Passion fruit is a good source of antioxidants, both water and fat soluble ones.
  • Passion fruit is considered good for products which require pasteurization.
  • The fruit is quite high in carbohydrates and simple sugars, which improves athletic performance.
  • It contains plant sterols, which help in lowering the levels of cholesterol.
  • Passion fruit is a reservoir of Vitamin C, Vitamin A and Potassium.
  • The seeds of the fruit are very vital sources of fiber.
  • It is supposed to possess somniferous properties, which when taken before going to bed, help the person to relax and have a restful sleep.
  • It is very good for attaining optimum health and to reduce weight.

Nutritional Value of Passion Fruit

Given below is the nutrient value per 100 g of Passion Fruit: 
Total Fat -1g, Sodium - 28mg, Carbohydrates - 23g, Dietary Fiber - 10g, Sugars - 11g, Protein - 2g, Vitamin A - 1272 IU, Retional Activity Equivalent - 64 mcg, Beta Carotene - 743 mcg, Beta Cryptoxanthin - 41 mcg, Vitamin C - 30 mg, Vitamin E - 0.02 mg, Vitamin K - 0.7 mcg, Riboflavin - 0.13 mg, Niacin - 1.5 mg, Vitamin B6 - 0.1 mg, Folate - 14 mcg, Food Folate - 14 5.6 mcg, Dietary Folate Equivalents - 14 mcg, Calcium - 12 mg, Iron - 1.6 mg, Magnesium - 29 mg, Phosphorus - 68 mg, Potassium - 348 mg, Sodium - 28 mg, Zinc - 0.1 mg, Copper - 0.086 mg, Selenium - 0.6 mcg, Total Fat - 0.7 mg, Saturated Fat - 0.059 mg, Monounsaturated Fat - 0.086 mg, Polyunsaturated Fat - 0.411 mg.

Bangladesh has a perfect environment for growing Passion fruit. Please call us at (88) 01680072195 or contact us for more details.

Peach Fruit

 

The peach (Prunus persica) is to China and South Asia, an edible juicy fruit. The species name persica refers to its widespread cultivation in Persia, whence it was transplanted to Europe. China is the world's largest producer of peaches.

Peach tree grows to 13–33 ft tall and 6 inch in diameter. The flowers are produced in early spring, they are solitary or paired, 1–1.20 in diameter, pink, with five petals.

Peach fruit can be harvested after 3 years of plantation, it has yellow or whitish flesh, a delicate aroma, and a skin that is either velvety or smooth. The flesh is very delicate. The single, large seed is red-brown, oval shaped, approximately 1.3–2 cm long, and is surrounded by a wood-like husk.

Health benefits of Peaches

  • Wonderfully delicious peaches are low in calories (100 g just provide 39 calories) and contain no saturated fats. Nonetheless, they are packed with numerous health promoting compounds, minerals, vitamins and anti-oxidants.
  • Fresh peaches are a moderate source of antioxidant, vitamin C. Vitamin-C has anti-oxidant effects and is required for connective tissue synthesis in the body, develop resistance against infectious agents, and help scavenges harmful free radicals.
  • Fresh peach fruits are an also moderate source of vitamin A and ß-carotene. ß-carotene is a pro-vitamin, which converts into vitamin A in the body. Vitamin A is essential for vision. It is also required for maintaining healthy mucus membranes and skin. Consumption of natural fruits rich in vitamin A is known to offer protection from lung and oral cavity cancers.
  • They are rich in many vital minerals such as potassium, fluoride and iron. Iron is required for red blood cell formation. Fluoride is a component of bones and teeth and is essential for prevention of dental caries. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids that help regulate heart rate and blood pressure.
  • Peaches contain health promoting flavonoid poly phenolic antioxidants such as lutein, zea-xanthin and ß-cryptoxanthin. These compounds help act as protective scavengers against oxygen-derived free radicals and reactive oxygen species (ROS) that play a role in aging and various disease processes.

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Rambutan


Exotic fruit of Southeast Asia, the Rambutan (Nephelium lappaceum) is a fruit considered exotic to people outside of its native range. To people of Malaysia, Thailand, the Phillippines, Vietnam, Borneo, and other countries of this region, Rambutan is a relatively common fruit the same way a mango is common in Bangladesh. Rambutan would resemble the lychee which is in the same botanical family.

The fruit is 2" to 3" long and oval but can be almost round in some varieties. The shape can also be more elongated if the seed does not develop. Picture on the left, a pile of fully ripe fruit and on the right above, a cut-away section of the rind revealing the white, edible interior of the rambutan. There are some rambutan varieties that ripen a bright yellow or yellow with an orange blush.

Health Benefits of Eating Rambutan

  • Rambutan fruit is rich in sugar, mostly fructose and sucrose, but less calories, only around 60 in a fruit. Rambutan fruit is abundant with vitamin C and has potassium, iron, beta carotene or vitamin A, and a little calcium, magnesium zinc, sodium, niacin, fiber and protein.
  • The fruit has been used in traditional medicine in Malaysia and Indonesia for hundreds of years for hypertension and various ailments. Besides the antioxidants obtained in its beta carotene and vitamin C, research workers at the Chiang Mai University (Thailand) found that the rambutan pulp, seeds and skin have strong, plant based, antioxidants called flavonoids. Certain kinds of flavonoids are believed to reduce cholesterol and possess anti-cancerous, anti-inflammatory attributes. 
  • One of many organic compounds contained in the skin is Gallic acid. This compound behaves like a free radical scavenger as it helps protect against oxidative damage in our body and is regarded as a strong aid in the battle against cancer. Due to its extensive antioxidant activity, compared to other exotic fruits like pomegranate, rambutan skin extract may be promoted as a drug or health supplement product. 
  • The rambutan is abundant with vitamin C, 10 to 12 rambutans provide 75-90 mg ascorbic acid, more than double the amount recommended to take daily. An essential antioxidant, vitamin C prevents body cells from being damaged by free radicals and helps the absorption of iron.
  • The fruit also has small quantities of copper, necessary for the creation of white and red blood cells, and also manganese, which our body needs to produce and activate some enzymes. 
  • A single serving of rambutan functions as an excellent iron source. The iron in what you eat promotes the correct amount of oxygen inside you, which help stop the dizziness and fatigue due to anemia, an illness caused by low iron.
  • Additionally, you will obtain 4.3% of the daily recommended intake of phosphorus when you have a serving of rambutan. Phosphorus helps remove waste in your kidneys and is essential for the development, repair and maintenance of tissues and body cells. Rambutan also has a small amount of calcium; both phosphorus and calcium work together to fortify your teeth and bones.
  • Besides nutritional benefits, rambutan also has therapeutic functions. Consuming the fruit can help kill intestinal parasites, while help relieve symptoms of diarrhea. Some traditional healers in Malaysia also employ parts of the fruit to cure fever. Talk to your doctor before using rambutan as a remedy for any ailment. 

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Strawberry

Strawberry (Fragaria ananassa) is cultivated worldwide for its fruit. It is widely appreciated for its characteristic aroma, bright red color, juicy texture, and sweetness. It is consumed in large quantities, either fresh or in prepared foods such as preserves, fruit juice, pies, ice creams and milkshakes.

Cultivation of Strawberry is comparatively new in Bangladesh but yet spread countrywide as cash crops.

Health Benefits of Strawberry

Diet: One cup of strawberries contains over 13% of the daily required dietary fiber, yet only 43 calories. The dietary fiber in strawberries helps to keep digestion regular, as well as lowers blood pressure and curbs overeating.

Antioxidants: Strawberries contain a chemical compound called phenols. Anthocyanin, a particular phenol abundantly found in strawberries, lends the rich red color to the fruit. Though anthocyanin is known to have antioxidant properties within the fruit, it is debated as to whether the antioxidant agents in anthocyanin-rich foods can be absorbed into the body once digested. Fortunately, however, it is known that when anthocyanin-rich foods are consumed, the body's uric acid levels increase, which serves as an antioxidant agent.

Anti-Inflammatory: The phenols in strawberries also fight against many inflammatory disorders, such as osteoarthritis, asthma and atherosclerosis, by inhibiting the enzyme cyclooxygenase (COX) in the same way that the drugs aspirin and ibuprofen do. Strawberries, however, do not carry unwanted side effects like stomach and intestinal bleeding.

Anti-Cancer: The combination of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agents found in strawberries is well-known to fight against the onset of many different forms of cancer. Thanks to the vitamin C, folate, and the flavonoids quercetin and kaempferol that they also contain, strawberries are a delicious defense against potentially cancerous cells.

Healthy Eyes: The Archives of Opthalmology recently published a study in which three or more servings of strawberries (and other fruits) per day can decrease the possibility of contracting age-related macular degeneration by over one-third.

The Vigorous Vitamin C: One cup of strawberries contains an incredible 136% of the RDA of vitamin C, an effective antioxidant that can help lower blood pressure, ensure a healthy immune system, and ward off the development of age-related ocular diseases, such as cataracts and macular degeneration.

Magnificent Manganese: One cup of strawberries contains 21% of manganese, an essential nutrient that acts as a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent. By increasing the levels of superoxide dismutase (SOD), the enzyme responsible for protecting mitochonrdria exposed to oxygen, manganese not only helps to fight the battle against free radicals and oxidative stress, but also lessens cellular inflammation -- another cause of numerous cardiovascular diseases.

Bone Health: Manganese is also great for the bones, helping in bone building and maintaining proper bone structure. The potassium, vitamin K, and magnesium in strawberries are also important for bone health.

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Vanilla

Although the vanilla plant (vanilla planifolia), an orchid, is native to South America, it is now widely grown throughout the tropics with Madagascar being the world's largest producer. Vanilla plants grow as a vine, climbing up an existing tree, pole or other support. It will grow as high as possible on the support, with few flowers.

Every year, growers fold the higher parts of the plant downwards so that the plant stays at accessible heights. This also greatly stimulates flowering.

The distinctively flavored compounds are found in the vanilla fruit, which results from the pollination of the vanilla flower. One flower produces one fruit. Vanilla planifolia flowers are hermaphroditic: they carry both male and female organs, using a piece of bamboo one can fold back the membrane separating the anther and the stigma, and then press the anther on the stigma. In that way the flower is self-pollinated, and will produce a fruit, vanilla beans.

Summary of Vanilla Facts

  • Vanilla is the only edible fruit of the orchid family, the largest family of flowering plants in the world. It's a tropical orchid, out of 150 varieties of vanilla plants, only two types, Bourbon and Tahitian, are used commercially.
  • Vanilla is not only used as a flavor in foods and beverages, but also in perfumes. It's also used in many industrial applications such as a flavoring for medicines and as a fragrance to conceal the strong smell of rubber tires, paint, and cleaning products.
  • The dairy industry uses a large percentage of the world's vanilla in ice creams, yogurt (fresh and frozen), and other flavored dairy products. Despite all the wonderful ice cream choices available in the market place, vanilla is still the most favorite flavor.
  • Vanilla is so much in demand, and because it's so expensive, synthetics are mostly used instead of natural vanilla. In fact, 97% of vanilla used as a flavor and fragrance is synthetic.
  • Until the late 19th century, Mexico had the monopoly on growing vanilla plants, but now Madagascar and Indonesia grow the majority of the world's crop. Additional countries that grow vanilla include Guatemala, Costa Rica, Uganda, China, India, Papua New Guinea, Tonga, Fiji, Tahiti, and the Philippines.
  • Vanilla is the world's most labor-intensive agricultural crop, which is why it's so expensive. It will take up to three years after the vines are planted before the first flowers appear.
  • The fruits, which resemble big green beans, must remain on the vine for nine months in order to completely develop their signature aroma. However, when the beans are harvested, they have neither flavor nor fragrance. They develop these distinctive properties during the curing process.
  • Bourbon vanilla is named for the islands now known as Reunion and the Comoros, but in the early 19th century were called the Bourbon Islands. The Bourbon vanilla plant stock originally came from Mexico. Bourbon vanilla and Mexican vanilla are basically the same.
  • Tahitian vanilla also originally comes from Mexican plant stock, but it mutated at some point in the last fifty to sixty years and became its own species. It is significantly different from Bourbon and Mexican vanilla.
  • The United States is the world's largest consumer of vanilla, followed by Europe - especially France. About 1400 tons of dried vanilla is produced worldwide each year. Worldwide interest in natural vanilla has grown considerably in the past several years, however, and the current annual demand is for 2200 tons of vanilla.

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