Tropical Fruits and Vegetables

Listed here are Nigeria fruits and vegetables with nutritional 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

Nutritional and Health Benefits of Avocado Tropical Fruit Avocados is fleshy greenish yellow fruit found in the tropics which contain several nutrients that are beneficial to health such are minerals and vitamins; most times they are being...

About Papaya Fruits and its Health Benefits

Nutritional Values and Health Benefits of Papaya (Pawpaw) Papaya or pawpaw is one among the best in the list of fruits that Nigeria is blessed with which can be seen in most part of the country. This...

About Health Benefits of Water Melon Fruit

Nutritional benefits of Water Melon Watermelon fruits are one of the essential tropical fruits grown mainly in the northern part of Nigeria, West Africa. This West African fruit species is a sweet fruit that is best cultivated...

About Banana and Its Health Benefits

10 Nutritional Values and Health Benefits of Tropical Banana Fruits Banana is a sweetened perennial crop that is mainly cultivated in the western part of Africa in which Nigeria is the major African countries that cultivate banana,...

About Health Benefits of Mango Fruit

Nutritional and Health Benefits of Mango  Mango is a tropical fruit that is mainly grown in tropics and most developing countries in Africa which Nigeria is one of them. There are many health promotional qualities and nutritional...

9 Amazing Facts and Health Benefits of Guava

Amazing Nutritional Benefits of Guava Guava is a vitamin enriched fruit that is mainly grown in the western parts of Nigeria. It is a tropical fruit with a unique taste and variety of nutritional values that contribute...

About Health Benefits of Pineapple Fruit

Health Benefits and Nutritional value of Pineapple Pineapple is a tropical fruit found in West Africa that has exceptional juicy taste and dessert flavour consisting of coalesced berries and also bromelain enzyme that can break protein. It...

About Cucumber Fruit and Its Health Benefits

Nutritional and Health Benefits of Cucumber  Cucumber is a tropical fruit belonging to the same family of melon. It contributes positively to health when eaten and when applied directly to the skin to treat sunburn and other...

About Oranges and Its Health Benefits

Health Benefits and Nutritional Values of Oranges Oranges are tropical fruits of the citrus species that are grown worldwide specifically here in Nigeria and other West African countries, containing several phytochemicals and flavonoids. It serves as the...

About Health Benefits of Cashew Fruit

Nutritional Values and Health Benefits of Cashew  Cashew apples or cashew fruits grow in tropical and subtropical regions in Nigeria. They are a good source of different types of vitamins such as Vitamins B1, B2, B3 and...

Lemon Facts and Nutritional Benefits

9 Nutritional and Health Benefits of Lemon Lemon is one of the tropical fruits that are grown in most part of Nigeria that is used as a key ingredient in producing certain drinks such as soft drinks...

About Coconuts and Its Health Benefits

Nutritional benefits of Coconuts  Coconuts are botanically said to be stone fruits which are seen mainly on the coast part of Nigeria. They have several nutritional contents that contribute to health improvement and development and not only...

About Soursop Fruit and its Health Benefits

Nutritional Benefits of Soursop Soursop is an evergreen fruit that is rich in several compounds, it is one of the fruits that can be found in Nigeria and contains beneficial antioxidants and minerals such as calcium, phosphorus...

8 Amazing Facts and Health Benefits of Star Apple

Star Apple Health And Nutritional Benefits Star apple is a very popular fruit in Nigeria called Agbalumo in Yoruba and Udala in Igbo language; the colour ranges from green (when unripe), and orange (when ripe), some do...

About Tamarind and Its Health Benefits

Nutritional Benefits of Black Velvet Tamarind or Nigerian velvet tamarind  Black velvet tamarind or Nigerian velvet tamarind is known as Awin in Yoruba, Icheku in Igbo and tsamiya-kurm in Hausa language and plays important roles in the...

About Green Apple from Jos, Nigeria and its Health Benefits

Nutritional Advantages of Green Apple from Jos, Nigeria Green apple found in Nigeria, West Africa is predominantly grown in Jos and is a very nutritious fruit containing a lot of vitamins and minerals with many health benefits...

About Tropical Almond and Its Nutritional Values

Health Benefits Of Tropical Almond (fruit in Nigeria) 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...

About Ackee Fruit and Its Health Benefits

Ackee (ishin) Nutritional Benefits Ackee is a delicious fruit characterized by red skin and contains no saturated fat or cholesterol that is mainly seen in western part of Nigeria which is called Ishin in Yoruba. It has some...

About Grapefruit Fruit and Its Health Benefits

Nutritional Benefits of Grapefruit Grapefruit is a subtropical citrus fruits sweet and somewhat bitter in taste; rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other nutrients such as polyphenols, fibre that offer various health benefits to the body such...

About Tangerines Fruit and Its Health Benefits

Tangerines Nutritional Benefits Tangerines found in West Africa and other places in the world are citrus fruits that are also known as mandarin oranges; sweet in taste, orange in colour and packed with lots of nutritional values...

About Lime Fruit and Its Health Benefits

Nutritional benefits of Lime 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...

About African Pear or Bush Pears and its Health Benefits

Nutritional benefits of African Pear or Bush Pears  African pear or bush pear is a native fruit of the West African mainly found in the South East Nigeria popularly called Ube, It is mainly eaten with roasted...

Nutritional Values and Health Benefits of Carrots

Nutritional Values and Health Benefits of Carrots Carrots are considered as nutritious root vegetable plants that are largely grown in the northern parts of Nigeria. They are orange in colour with a sweet taste and contain lots...

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

Health Benefits and Nutrition Facts of Tropical Garden Egg (eggplants) Eggplants are edible fruits that are commonly grown in the northern parts of Nigeria. These fruits serve as food in Nigeria and some other West African countries,...

About Nutrition Facts and Health Benefits of Asparagus from Jos

About Nutrition Facts and Health Benefits of Asparagus Asparagus is been classified under the vegetable plant, it is a spring vegetable that is grown mainly in the northern part of Nigeria specifically in Plateau State. while it is...

About Health Benefits and Nutritional Value of Yellow Monkey Kola

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...

About Nutritional and Health Benefits of Nigerian Local Strawberry

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...

About Nutrition Facts and Health Benefits of Hog Plums

About Nutrition Facts and Health Benefits of Hog Plums  Hog plums known as June plums, Yellow Mombin or Monkey Mombin are a juicy fruit that is found in Western African, mainly in Nigeria. They mostly grow in the bush by...

Nutrition Facts and Health Benefits of Rose Or Water Apples

Nutrition Facts and Health Benefits of Rose Or Water Apples Rose apples are bell-shaped edible fruits that smell and taste mildly of roses; the colour ranges from light pink to purplish pink, and pink-red, the flavour is nice...

About Nutritional Values and Health Benefits of Pitanga Berries

About Nutritional Values and Health Benefits of Pitanga Berries Pitanga Berries are actually fruits that most Nigerians are not conversant with; it is a tree fruit that grows up to 25 feet tall or more. Pitanga berries...

Health Benefits and Nutrition Facts of Celery Vegetable

Health Benefits and Nutrition Facts of Celery Vegetable Celery is a plant that is consumed as a vegetable, it originated from North African areas but is grown everywhere in the globe today including the Northern parts of...

About Tomatoes and Its Health Benefits

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. It originated from West Southern America and today tomatoes...

About Nutritional and Health Benefits of Tropical Pepper Fruit

About Nutritional and Health Benefits of Tropical Pepper Fruit  Pepper fruit is a tropical fruit dominant West African fruit and kind of berry that is pungent, peppery and medicinal in nature that could be found in most...

Nutrition Facts and Health Benefits of African Walnuts

Nutrition Facts and Health Benefits of African Walnuts  African walnuts are edible single-seeded stone drupe fruits known for its white-cream seed enclosed by a black thick wall. The plant is mostly cultivated for its nuts which is...

About Nutrition Facts and Health Benefits of Date Fruits

About Nutrition Facts and Health Benefits of Date Fruits Date fruits are sweet edible fruits that are very common in most parts of Nigeria majorly in the Northern part specifically in Jigawa State. It is called Dabino...

About Nutrition and Health Benefits of Bitter Leaf

About Nutrition and Health Benefits of Bitter Leaf  Bitter leaves are a healthy bitter vegetable that is majorly grown in the western and southern part of Nigeria. They are grown with the stem and are mainly planted...

Nutritional Values and Health Benefits of African Spinach (Green)

Nutritional Values and Health Benefits of African Spinach (Green) These are dark green leafy vegetables found in most African countries specifically in Nigeria the western part of Africa. African spinach contains important nutrients such as fibre, vitamins...

About Nutrition Facts and Health Benefits of WaterLeaf

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; mgbolondi...

Nutrition Facts and Health Benefits of Garden Egg Leaves

Nutrition Facts and Health Benefits of Garden Egg Leaves Just as other vegetables, garden egg leaves contain essential nutrients such as vitamins and minerals in a good quantity which play important role in human health improvement. These...

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

Health and Nutritional Benefits of Fluted Pumpkin Leaves (Ugu) Fluted pumpkin leaves are greenish leafy vegetables grown in Nigeria. They are edible when boiled or cooked with foods, it can also be taken as a vegetable salad...