10 unique fruits and vegetables to spice up your diet

10 Unique Fruits and Vegetables To Spice Up Your Diet

Salsify

The Salsify or vegetable oyster is a great source for healthy carbohydrates. Those who feel a need for carbohydrates and are not attempting to cut too many will love the Salsify.

Paw Paw

A relative of the Banana, the Paw Paw is a great morning food. The Paw Paw is 100% healthy in carbohydrates, which makes it great as a breakfast topper for oats or milk.

Chayote Squash

Often eaten as a lunch-time addition, the Chayote Squash is another carbohydrate-heavy food with some protein and fiber as well. It is often used as an addition to other sautéed veggies such as onion or carrots.

Jaboticaba

Often used as a wine or jam fruit, the Jaboticaba looks almost like a plum. They grow in abundance on trees and almost look like a cluster of bugs from afar; however, the Jaboticaba is a quality sweet treat used in different wines, spreads, and preserves.

Star Fruit

The Star Fruit has gained in popularity on the East and West Coast of the United States. Still, many do not know about the quality natural sugars and vitamin C that can be gained from Star Fruit. The fruit is low in sodium and saturated fat as well. The fruit also comes in two varieties: sweet and tart.

Romanesco Cauliflower

The Green Romanesco Cauliflower is a great alternative to broccoli or cauliflower. With less than half a gram of fat and two grams of protein per serving, it is a quality addition to steamed or raw vegetables. It is also high in potassium while leaving relatively low carbohydrates (5 grams per serving).

Purple Cauliflower

Sometimes all you need is an aesthetic change. Purple Cauliflower can brighten your food choices up. Add them to steamed vegetables or assorted raw vegetables to spice up your meals.

Chinese Artichokes

While high in sodium, the Chinese artichokes are also high in protein and fiber. They are also low in fats that make them great toppings for mixed-vegetable meals. You can avoid using table salt when you add these small garnishes to a salad or stir fry.

Durians

These fruits are high in fat and even higher in carbohydrates. They also provide you with 80% of your daily Vitamin C, and a quarter of your daily fiber. They are best used with yogurt or your morning meal.

Fiddleheads

High in fiber and low in carbohydrates and calories, the fiddlehead is native to north-east of North America. They contain quality doses of vitamin A, protein, and iron.

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