Jesica Sen || Post On > Jun 7 2024 ||

India is a tropical country. The summer experience here can be painful and energy squeezing. All you need to beat the summer heat are fruits that hydrate, energise, and taste good. Try to control your taste buds while we discuss the 20 best Indian summer fruits that hydrate, restore energy, boost health, and help escape the Indian summer heat. What Are SummerFruits? Fruits that are available in the summer season are called summer fruits. Characteristics of summer season fruits are: Loaded with essential nutrients, vitamins, and phytochemicals High water content Light and easy on the stomach Full of flavours Mineral-rich to restore the lost minerals and salt Here is a list of summer fruits that are abundant in nutrients and are equally delicious: 1. Watermelon With 92 percent water content, watermelon is one of the best summer fruits. As per studies, watermelon contains nutrients that have the following properties: anti-inflammatory (reduces pain, swelling and redness in the body) anticancer (prevents cancer) antioxidant (reduces cell damage and prevents premature ageing) Watermelon is a rich source of phytochemicals like lycopene and vitamin C. The phytochemicals provide energy and prevent diseases like diabetes, cancer, and hypertension. Watermelon hydrates your body during summers and replenishes the lost vitamins and minerals. As per a study, watermelon is a rich source of vitamin B, C, E and minerals like iron, calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus. 2. Mango Rich in healthy calories, fibre, vitamins, and minerals, undoubtedly mango is the "king of fruits." As per studies, mango flesh has bioactive compounds that reduce cell damage, prevent premature ageing, improve health and help reduce the risks of chronic diseases. During scorching Indian summer, when the sun is high and you are low on energy and dehydrated, a chilled mango smoothie can be the best use of this summer fruit. Mangorecipes that you don't want to miss this summer: Mangopulp smoothie Mangopanna drink with jeera topping Fluffy mango mousse Mango-yoghurt punch Chocolate mango smoothie 3. Muskmelon (Kharbooja) Similar in appearance to that of a watermelon, muskmelon are yet another summer fruit that have rich water content to keep you hydrated during summers. As per a study, muskmelon is a good source of vitamin A, C, potassium, and magnesium. It is also known to have the following medicinal properties: Analgesic (relieves pain) Anti-inflammatory (reduces swelling, redness and pain) Anti-diabetic (prevents diabetes) Anti-ulcer Anticancer Immunity booster (strengthens our body to fight infections Nutrient-rich and full of medicinal properties, muskmelon is one of the best summer season fruits. You can enjoy the muskmelon as a shake or just cut it into slices, refrigerate it and eat. 4. Kiwi As per research, kiwi is one of the all-rounder summer fruits with benefits such as good digestion, better sleep, and depression alleviation. In summers, we sweat a lot and lose some essential minerals from the body. Loaded with vitamins like vitamin A, B6, C and minerals such as magnesium, potassium, and iron, kiwi is one of the best Indian summer fruits. 5. Papaya Papayas are common Indian summer season fruits used across states. As per a study, papaya is one of the best summer fruits because of its enzyme content (papain and chymopapain) that strengthens immunity to fight viral, bacterial, and fungal infections. Peel off the papaya skin, cut it into thin slices and enjoy with a pinch of black salt. 6. Pineapple Thorny and juicy pineapple is similar in benefits to other mentioned summer fruits in India. Loaded with vitamin A, B1, B2, B3, B6, C, zinc, magnesium, phosphorus, calcium, and potassium, pineapple helps regain the lost minerals in the summer heat. Summerseason fruits like pineapple hydrate the body and maintain a balance in the acidity that may increase during the summer season. Pineapples can be enjoyed as juice and fruit slices during summers. 7. Guava Guavas are highly nutritious summer fruits. As per studies, guava is rich in water content, fibre, iron, vitamin B complex, phosphorus, calcium, and carotene. The study mentions guava to have the following medicinal properties: Antioxidant (reduce cell damage and prevent premature ageing) Treatment of cough Immunity booster to fight against bacterial and fungal infection Effective against diabetes, cancer, and high blood pressure Guavas, like most Indian summer fruits, are mostly eaten raw. It can also be enjoyed as smoothies. 8. Litchi Litchi is the most common Indian summer fruit after mango. Litchi is consumed fresh from the farm. Litchi has several health benefits due to a wide range of nutritional components such as polyphenols, reported a study. 9. Banana Bananas are not specifically summer fruits but are mostly consumed to revive the lost energy during the summer months. Apart from providing energy-rich calories, they help maintain good digestive health and relieve constipation. Banana shake with some ice can be a refreshing drink during summers. 10. Star Fruits Potassium and vitamin C rich star fruits are an excellent name among the summerseason fruits. Help relax the eyes and relieve headaches due to extreme summer temperatures. 11. Bael After mango and litchi, bael is the most common among summer fruits in India. You need no ice or refrigeration for bael drink. It is a natural coolant with added benefits of antioxidants and an immunity booster. 12. Lemon The cheapest and most affordable summer drinks are made of lemon, water, and sugar. Lemon is an excellent summer fruit that restores potassium and vitamins in the body. Lemons are known for their antioxidant and anti-ageing properties. 23. Cucumber One of the best summer fruits, cucumber, can be eaten raw with a pinch of black salt. A good amount of water content and a rich source of potassium, vitamin A, C, K, and antioxidants make cucumber a commonsummerfruit among Indians.

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