Healthy Exotic Fruits - Apple Substitutes
Some nutritionists say the trick to consuming more fruit is trying new fruit. (See you later, watermelon. Hello, guava!)
By Kelly DiNardo
O, The Oprah Magazine | From the April 2012 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine
Similar nutrition: Guava
Guava and watermelon are both rich in lycopene, the red pigment that's linked to a lower risk of cancer and heart disease. Enjoy guava on its own (seeds and all), or toss it into a seafood salad or a smoothie.
Similar taste: Asian pear
Asian pears have a moist, crisp consistency resembling that of watermelon. Julienned slices add a mild sweetness to watercress or spinach salad, and a lightness to chicken-Cheddar panini.