Pomegranates and Papayas come highly recommended. (Even people with Diabetes could enjoy both Pomegranates and Papayas, although all other fruits, due to their high sugar content, are to be avoided.)
Fruits are to be enjoyed ripe and sweet, seasonal and preferably locally grown. Enjoy all locally and organically grown fruits, according to their season: Apples, Pears, Apricots, Grapes, Cherries, Plums, Blueberries, Strawberries, Raspberries, other berries, fresh figs, variety of Melons, Cantaloupe, Peaches, Lychee, Coconut, Gooseberry and Persimmon and many more seasonal and local fruits. Enjoy Mangoes if they are sweet and ripe.
- Bananas are cold in nature and they create mucus. Enjoy them in warm weather, or you may eat very ripe or cooked bananas during cooler time.
- Due to the sugar content, fruits should be enjoyed during the day, not after dark.
- Do not eat fruit with other foods – best to enjoy them by themselves (at least 2 hours before or after meals)
Fruits to avoid:
Citrus fruits such as oranges, lemons, limes, tangerines and grapefruits, etc. are not recommended, due to their pitta increasing properties. Pomegranates are highly recommended and they do not belong to the citrus family. Their sour taste is due to the anti-oxidant content and beneficial to all.
NOTE: You may enjoy oranges and tangerines occasionally if they are not sour.Dried fruits are hard to digest, please soak them overnight or cook them to become soft and easily digestible.