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 noteworthy 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 a natural source of vitamins and minerals that are beneficial for proper body functioning. It is one of the common fruits that can be found mostly in the tropics and is enjoyed by all because...

About Health Benefits of Water Melon Fruit

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

About Banana and Its Health Benefits

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

About Health Benefits of Mango Fruit

Mango is a tropical fruit that is succulent and tastes great. It is consumed by many because of its great benefits to health as it is also known to help reduce the chances of getting certain...

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 body tissue repairs and other positive effects. The health benefit of this tropical fruit is not just limited to...

About Health Benefits of Pineapple Fruit

Pineapple is a tropical fruit with an exceptional juicy taste and dessert flavor consisting of coalesced berries and bromelain enzymes that can break down protein. It contains antioxidant elements, enzymes, and essential vitamins with fewer calories. Pineapple's...

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 treat it.   12 Amazing Health Benefits of Cucumber 1.    It Promotes...

About Oranges and Its Health Benefits

 Orange serves as the main source of vitamins (mainly vitamin C) and is also rich in dietary fiber and other nutritional contents that positively affect the health and well-being of man. Reading through the 15 health benefits...

About Health Benefits of Cashew Fruit

Cashew is a good source of different types of vitamins, minerals, and other essential nutrients that promote human well-being and offer lots of health benefits. Cashew fruits appear in different colors ranging from yellow to red and...

Lemon Facts and Nutritional Benefits

Lemon has many health benefits and is used for culinary and non-culinary purposes as citrus fruit. It is perfect for immune functioning and skin health; these and other health benefits we shall discuss the detail in different...

About Coconuts and Its Health Benefits

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

About Soursop Fruit and its Health Benefits

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

8 Amazing Facts and Health Benefits of Star Apple

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

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 has been eaten by all ages because it is a vitamin C supplement. The fruit inside the shell is...

About Green Apple and its Health Benefits

Green apple is a very nutritious fruit containing many vitamins and minerals with several impressive health benefits that qualify it as part of one's daily diet. Apple is all about vitamins, minerals, and fiber that help regulate...

About Tropical Almonds 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 other essential elements like potassium, magnesium, calcium, and...

About Grapefruit Fruit and Its Health Benefits

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

About Tangerines Fruit and Its Health Benefits

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

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 as harmful to human health as many think. Lime is greenish or yellowish-green in color...

About African Pear or Bush Pears and its Health Benefits

African pear or bush pear is a native fruit of West Africa mainly found in southeast Nigeria, popularly called Ube. It is interesting to eat it with roasted or cooked corn. It is pink in color when...

Nutritional Values and Health Benefits of Carrots

Carrots are orange in color with a sweet taste and contain lots of vitamins such as vitamins A, C, and K, essential 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 fiber and other minerals and vitamins such as vitamin B1, potassium, folate, manganese, magnesium, copper, Vitamin B6, niacin, and other various secrete nutrients that you can read below. Garden...

About Nutrition Facts and Health Benefits of Asparagus

Asparagus is one of the healthiest vegetables, which comes in different colors specific to each variety. Still, nonetheless, they are all packed with nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, and more which all contribute to healthy living.   The 12...

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 the Yoruba language. It is cultivated in commercial quantity in Jos, Plateau State, but farming is commonly practiced here in Nigeria. They are packed with nutrients, vitamins, antioxidant properties and...

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 come in diverse colors. There are many essential vitamins and nutrients present in...

Nutrition Facts and Health Benefits of Rose Or Water Apples

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

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 has been characterized by its bright red/orange color and has a sweet-sour taste.   11 Amazing Health...

Health Benefits and Nutrition Facts of Celery Vegetable

Celery is a nutrient-dense vegetable that has impressive beneficial effects on human health. One of the most exciting facts about celery is its low-calorie content, linked to fat burning that instigates weight loss. Notwithstanding, this is to...

About Tomatoes and Its Health Benefits

Tomatoes are nutrient-dense edible fruits that are always red, classified as fruit and vegetables belonging to the nightshade family. Tomatoes contain some essential nutrients such as carbohydrates, protein, fats, vitamins, minerals, and others with lots of nutritional benefits, which...

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 found in most parts of Nigeria. It is called mmimi in the Igbo language; ata igebere or...

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 known as a good source of nutrients such as...

About Nutrition Facts and Health Benefits of Date Fruits

Dates fruit is a good source of dietary fiber, energy, sugar, and other nutritional contents that add value to heart health, libido, and fertility improvement, among other benefits.   You can read about 15 Incredible Health Benefits of Dates Fruit here: 1.    Rich...

About Nutrition and Health Benefits of Bitter Leaf

Bitter leaf has numerous medicinal values and benefits to human health and lifestyle. The leaf exhibits antibacterial and antifungal properties that make it a good home remedy to several health issues such as dysentery, diarrhea, high...

Nutritional Values and Health Benefits of African Spinach (Green)

African spinach is a dark green leafy vegetable found in most African countries, specifically in the western part of Africa. African spinach contains nutrients such as fiber, 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 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 regarded as...

Nutrition Facts and Health Benefits of Garden Egg Leaves

Garden Egg Leaf, just like other vegetables, contains essential nutrients such as vitamins and minerals in a reasonable quantity which play a crucial role in human health improvement. These vegetables are known as natural blood-pumping vegetables, 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; they can also be taken as a vegetable salad or juice when...