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What are some healthy but unusual foods?

A new world of taste and texture exists when you explore new foods -- especially new types of fruits, vegetables and grains. There is a host of intriguing foods out there, and the nutrients they contain make them worth looking at the next time you visit the supermarket. Here are some nutritious foods that you can add to your diet:
  • Fruits:
Kumquat is both sweet and sour in taste and is high in vitamin C and fiber.
Pomegranate contains hundreds of ruby-colored seeds encased in translucent red pulp that is both sweet and tart. The seeds are a good source of potassium and vitamins C and B6.
  • Vegetables:
Bok choy is a type of cabbage, rich in vitamins A and C and potassium.
Jicama is potato-like, crunchy and slightly sweet. It is high in vitamin C and a good source of fiber.
  • Grains:
Quinoa contains more protein than most grains and offers an even balance of amino acids. It is also a good source of phosphorus, magnesium, copper, zinc and iron.
Flaxseed contains both soluble and insoluble fiber. It is also rich in omega-3 fatty acids.

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