Foods From Rainforest Plants

by Susan Elliott

Over half of the food eaten today comes from the rainforest. Rainforest foods provide essential vitamins and fiber. These plants are generally fat free, and saturated fat free. Eating a diet rich in these foods will promote a healthy lifestyle.

Bananas

The banana is not a fruit, but an herb. It is a good source of vitamin C and potassium. It is also fat free, saturated fat free, sodium free and cholesterol free. The banana is a good source of fiber.

Mangos

Mangos are a great source of vitamin C and vitamin A. This oblong fruit is low in fat, saturated fat free, cholesterol free, and sodium free.

Guava

The guava is a green skinned fruit with a pink center. It is a good source of potassium, vitamin A and vitamin C. It is also low in fat, saturated fat free, sodium and cholesterol free. The guava also contains fiber.

Coconuts

The coconut fruit is a great source of fiber. It is low in sodium and cholesterol free.

Figs

Fresh unprocessed figs are a good source of fiber and potassium. They are fat free, cholesterol free, and sodium free. Figs come in a variety of shades from white to deep purple. The skin on this fruit is also edible.

Avocados

Avocados are oblong in shape with a light green to dark green skin, depending on the variety.

This fruit is sodium free, low in saturated fats, and cholesterol free.

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About the Author

Susan Elliott teaches studio art and creative writing to home schooled students. She is a graduate of Northwest Arkansas Community College and the Memphis School of Preaching Student Wives Program. She has written for Christian Woman Magazine and Virtuous Magazine. When she's not writing, she is painting or making costumes.