Four Tropical Fruits to Try

June is National Papaya Month! Packed with vitamin A, this tropical treat is one of our favorite fruits. Try this one and a few more this month for a taste of the tropics: 

Papaya

This tropical fruit is packed with antioxidants, vitamins, and the right amount of sweetness to curb your sweet tooth. With only 60 calories per serving, this fiber-filled fruit is bursting with health benefits like papain, an enzyme that aids in digestion! Find your new favorite fruit with one of our recipes:

Pineapple

Pineapples may have a prickly outside, but inside they are loaded with water. One cup of the fruit is 86% water– making it one of our favorite hydrating foods for summer! They are also a very good source of and vitamin C and manganese, which helps the body process macronutrients to use for essential body functions. Pineapple is delicious on its own, but can also be added to everything from snacks to stews:

Mango

Did you know mangoes are one of the most widely consumed fruits in the world? They are high in vitamin C, vitamin A, and vitamin B6, which aids in protein metabolism. Curious about how to cut one? Here’s a helpful video to watch before trying it in one of our recipes:

Kiwi

Each kiwi is jam packed with vitamins C and E helping to boost the immune system and keep skin and eyes healthy. With only 42 calories per kiwi, these little gems contain more potassium than a banana, along with fiber to keep us full longer. Keep kiwi in mind this summer with these recipes:

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Kristin Houts MS, RD, LDN is a Registered Dietitian who specializes in digestive health issues, modified diets due to food intolerance, and is an expert in the Low-FODMAP diet. Follow along as she documents her own experience living with dietary restrictions on her Instagram, @KristinHouts_RD.