Passion for Food: Super Powers in Town

Passion for Food: Super Powers in Town

The “Blueberry Man”, the “Wonder Avocado” and the “Incredible Pomegranate” are known for their benefits in preventing diseases. They’re easy to find in Poland, Colombia and Portugal.

Portrait of João Trabuco
João Trabuco
Illustrator and Post Producer
Blueberry Man, illustration by João Trabuco

Blueberry Man

This blue Super Hero is easy to find in Poland, one of the largest berry producers in the world and also the leading blueberry supplier of Western European countries. It is especially exported to the United Kingdom which hosts one of the largest communities of Poles abroad.

It is highly nutritious and ranks among the world’s most powerful sources of antioxidants, known for their benefits in preventing diseases. Blueberries are also a good source of vitamin K and C, fibre and manganese. This fruit comes with a plus: it is low in calories and high in nutrients that not only help to improve memory but also to reduce symptoms of depression.

Wonder Avocado

You can find this Super Hero in most Colombian homes: the fruit is part of the traditional dish “bandeja paisa” and is also present in many other meals. The country has between 20,000 and 22,000 hectares of land dedicated to growing avocados and large-scale plans are currently underway to enter markets such as Europe, Canada and the United States.

Avocados have more soluble fibre than other fruits and are a good source of potassium, Vitamin E and B6, carotenoids and antioxidants. This green superfood does not contain any cholesterol or sodium and is low on saturated fat. This fruit has properties that help in the formation of glycogen and a healthier skin.

The Incredible Pomegranate

You can find this Super Hero in Portugal, in the Alentejo region, where a plan to make pomegranate production self- -sufficient is underway. Given the incredible properties of this fruit, its derived products are used mainly to produce pomegranate juice.

Pomegranate is like a health bomb: it boasts anti-oxidant, anti-viral and anti-tumor properties and is said to be a good source of vitamins, especially vitamin A, vitamin C and vitamin E, as well as folic acid. This fruit has anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce high cholesterol, blood pressure and heart disease.

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