Tropical Fruits and Vegetables

Listed here are Nigeria fruits and vegetables with health benefits, found also in other West African countries. This tropical fruits and vegetables are sold in Nigerian markets be it in shops, groceries or open markets. The health benefits for each fruit are described fully in each page.

About Health Benefits of Avocado Fruit

Avocado pear has a range of note-worthy health benefits which are mostly supported by scientific research. These benefits extend from the internal parts of the human body to the skin.    1.  Helps in Weight Loss It contains fewer...

About Papaya Fruits and its Health Benefits

Papaya is known to be natural sources of vitamins and minerals that are beneficial for proper body functioning. It is one of the common fruits which can be found mostly in the tropics and is enjoyed by...

About Health Benefits of Water Melon Fruit

Watermelon is very nutritious and is loaded with nutrients that add value to the general health of man and lifestyle. Saying that watermelon is packed with lots of water content that helps to keep the body hydrated...

About Banana and Its Health Benefits

Banana is one of the best fruits that are very essential to our health that provides us with high nutrients, vitamins, fibre, potassium and natural sugars like fructose and sucrose. Therefore eating two bananas in a...

About Health Benefits of Mango Fruit

Mango is a tropical fruit which is succulent and taste great and is consumed by many because of its great benefits to health as it is also known to help reduce the chances of getting some...

9 Amazing Facts and Health Benefits of Guava

Guava is a vitamin-enriched tropical fruit with a unique taste and variety of nutritional values that contribute to the body tissue repairs and other positive effects. The health benefit of this fruit is not just limited to...

About Health Benefits of Pineapple Fruit

Pineapple is a tropical fruit that has exceptional juicy taste and dessert flavour consisting of coalesced berries and also bromelain enzyme that can break down protein. It contains antioxidant elements, enzymes and important vitamins with fewer...

About Cucumber Fruit and Its Health Benefits

Cucumber is full of nutrients that contribute positively to health when eaten and when applied directly to the skin to treat sunburn and other skin reactions that can be treated with it.   12 Amazing Health Benefits of...

About Oranges and Its Health Benefits

  Orange serves as the main source of the vitamins (mainly vitamin C) and is also rich in dietary fibre and other nutritional contents which provide positive effects to health and well being of man. Reading through the...

About Health Benefits of Cashew Fruit

Cashew are good source of different types of vitamins, minerals and other essential nutrients that promotes human wellbeing, and as such offers lots of health benefits.   Cashew fruits appear in different colors ranging from yellow to red...

Lemon Facts and Nutritional Benefits

Lemon has much health benefits and is used for culinary and non-culinary purposes as a citrus fruit. It is very good for immune functioning and skin health; these and other health benefits we shall discuss the details...

About Coconuts and Its Health Benefits

Coconuts have several nutritional contents that contribute to health improvement and development and not only that, they have exceptional delicious taste as well. They have the content of vital nutrients based on evidence that has proven health-worthy...

About Soursop Fruit and its Health Benefits

Soursop also known as Graviola is an evergreen fruit that is rich in several compounds, it contains beneficial antioxidants and minerals such as calcium, phosphorus and a small amount of iron that add values to human...

8 Amazing Facts and Health Benefits of Star Apple

African Star Apple is one of the native fruits which are indigenous to tropical African countries like Nigeria and contains lots of nutrients which are numerous and beneficial to health. Africa Star Apple is used in treating...

About Tamarind and Its Health Benefits

Black velvet tamarind is an indigenous fruit also known as African velvet tamarind, it is without any adverse reaction and is been eaten by all ages because it is a kind of vitamin C supplement. The fruit inside the...

About Green Apple from Jos, Nigeria and its Health Benefits

Apple is a very nutritious fruit containing a lot of vitamins and minerals with several impressive health benefits which qualifies it as part of one's daily diet. It is packed with vitamins, minerals and fibre that help...

About Tropical Almond and Its Nutritional Values

Tropical almonds are popularly called "fruit" in Nigeria, West Africa; it contains certain minerals which are very important to human health because they serve as cofactors for many metabolic processes in the body. These fruits contain several...

About Ackee Fruit and Its Health Benefits

Ackee is a delicious fruit characterized by yellow or red skin and contains no saturated fat or cholesterol. It has some nutritional contents such as protein, carbohydrate, vitamin and some other important elements like potassium, magnesium, calcium...

About Grapefruit Fruit and Its Health Benefits

Grapefruit is rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other nutrients such as polyphenols, the fibre that offer various health benefits to the body such as heart health management, weight loss program, and others. This fruit provides wonderful...

About Tangerines Fruit and Its Health Benefits

Tangerine is a citrus fruit that is also known as mandarin oranges; sweet in taste, orange in colour and packed with lots of nutritional values that have positive effects to the cell DNA, bone and heart...

About Lime Fruit and Its Health Benefits

Lime is a citric juice that is round in shape and contains citric acid to a certain level that is not harmful to human health as many people may think. Lime is greenish or yellowish-green in...

About African Pear or Bush Pears and its Health Benefits

African pear or bush pear is a native fruit of the West African mainly found in South East Nigeria popularly called Ube. It is mainly eaten with roasted or cooked corn. It is pink in colour when...

Nutritional Values and Health Benefits of Carrots

Carrots are orange in colour with a sweet taste and contain lots of vitamins such as vitamin A, C, and K; important minerals like potassium, iron, copper, and manganese as well as several other nutrients that...

Health Benefits and Nutrition Facts of Tropical Garden Egg (eggplants)

Garden Egg is a good source of dietary fibre, as well as other mineral and vitamins such as vitamin B1, potassium, folate, manganese, magnesium, copper, Vitamin B6, niacin and other various secrete nutrients that you can...

About Nutrition Facts and Health Benefits of Asparagus from Jos

Asparagus is one of the healthiest vegetables which comes in different colours specific to each variety but nonetheless, they are all packed with nutrients such as vitamins, minerals and more which all contribute to a healthy living.   The...

About Health Benefits and Nutritional Value of Yellow Monkey Kola

Yellow Monkey Kola is the most common type of African indigenous wild fruit called monkey cola that can be found around homes and villages mainly found in the southern parts of Nigeria. It is called Ochiricha or Achicha in Igbo, Ndiyah in Ibibio and Efik with...

About Nutritional and Health Benefits of Nigerian Local Strawberry

Local strawberries are delicious tropical fruits called Olohun in Yoruba language, it is cultivated in commercial quantity in Jos, Plateau State but farming of these fruits is commonly practiced here in Nigeria. They are packed with nutrients, vitamins, antioxidant...

About Nutrition Facts and Health Benefits of Hog Plums

Hog plums known as June plums, Yellow Mombin or Monkey Mombin are a juicy fruit of hog plum tree found in tropical countries and comes diverse ranges of colours. There are lots of essential vitamins and nutrients...

Nutrition Facts and Health Benefits of Rose Or Water Apples

Rose Apple or Water Apple is tropical fruit with a wide range of amazing health benefits. It contains a great amount of water and lots of essential nutrients that are good for the brain health, liver...

About Nutritional Values and Health Benefits of Pitanga Berries

Pitanga Berries or cherry is a tropical fruit known in various local names like Surinam cherry, French cherry and more. It is been characterized by its bright red/orange colour and has a sweet sour taste.   11 Amazing...

Health Benefits and Nutrition Facts of Celery Vegetable

Celery is a nutrient-dense vegetable that has amazing beneficial effects on human health. One of the most interesting facts about celery is that it has low-calorie content which is linked to fat burning that instigates weight loss....

About Tomatoes and Its Health Benefits

Tomatoes are nutrient-dense edible fruits that are always red in colour, classified as both fruit and vegetable belonging to the nightshade family. Tomatoes contain some basic important nutrients such as carbohydrates, protein, fats, vitamins, minerals and others with whole...

About Nutritional and Health Benefits of Tropical Pepper Fruit

Pepper fruit is a tropical fruit dominant in West Africa and is a kind of berry that is pungent, peppery and medicinal in nature that could be found in most parts of Nigeria. It is called mmimi in the Igbo...

Nutrition Facts and Health Benefits of African Walnuts

African walnuts are seasonal fruits with enormous nutrition and health benefits. These nutritional contents in walnuts provide immense benefits to the human body in several ways. They are have been known as a good source of nutrients such...

About Nutrition Facts and Health Benefits of Date Fruits

Dates fruit are a good source of dietary fibre, energy as well as sugar also other nutritional contents that add value to heart health, libido and fertility improvement among other benefits.   15 Amazing Health Benefits of Dates Fruit 1.    Rich in anti-inflammatory properties  Dates contain essential...

About Nutrition and Health Benefits of Bitter Leaf

Bitter leaf has numerous medicinal values and benefits to human health and lifestyle. The leaf exhibit some anti-bacterial and antifungal properties that make it a good home remedy to several health issues such as dysentery, diarrhoea,...

Nutritional Values and Health Benefits of African Spinach (Green)

African spinach is dark green leafy vegetables found in most African countries specifically in the western part of Africa. African spinach contains important nutrients such as fibre, vitamins (niacin, vitamin A, folate, vitamin C and B6), minerals (calcium,...

About Nutrition Facts and Health Benefits of WaterLeaf

Waterleaf is an annual herbaceous plant of West Africa that is seen in most of the states in Nigeria mainly in the south. It is called Gbure in Yoruba; Mgbolodi in Igbo, in Edo, it is...

Nutrition Facts and Health Benefits of Garden Egg Leaves

Garden Egg Leaf just as other vegetables, contain essential nutrients such as vitamins and minerals in a good quantity which play an important role in human health improvement. These vegetables are known as natural blood pumping vegetable especially...

About Health and Nutritional Benefits of Fluted Pumpkin Leaves (Ugu)

Fluted pumpkin leaves are greenish leafy vegetables grown in Nigeria and other West African countries. They are edible when boiled or cooked with foods; it can also be taken as a vegetable salad or as juice...