It’s hard to believe the best fruit on the planet is actually jelly fruit, but that’s what the world’s best-selling retailer is selling to consumers.
Amazon’s online grocery giant is offering the world its favourite fruit, which has a “soft and chewy” texture and is also highly nutritious.
The Amazonian fruit has been widely panned for its high fat content, but its nutritional benefits are well documented.
Jelly fruit has more than 2,000 chemical compounds in its skin, the flesh and the seeds.
They are believed to contain nutrients such as vitamins A, C and E, potassium, calcium, iron and protein, which is vital for health.
Jellies contain the same ingredients found in fruits and vegetables, but there are several more that are not available in stores, such as the vitamin B6, which can cause the body to produce a chemical called histamine.
It also contains phytic acid, which inhibits the absorption of other nutrients.
But the Amazonian jelly fruit is packed with nutrients, including vitamins A and C, which make up about 20 per cent of its total calorie count.
It’s also rich in potassium, which helps keep you hydrated, and vitamin D, which protects against heat stroke.
And the fruit is rich in protein, iron, calcium and vitamins B6 and D, as well as minerals, such a magnesium supplement.
But despite its high nutritional content, jelly fruit contains some undesirable additives that can cause serious health problems.
These include MSG, which contains a chemical that can trigger a reaction in the brain, and is commonly found in Chinese and Indian restaurants.
This may be why the fruit’s popularity has fallen as Amazon’s online sales have been hit by competition from Amazon’s own online grocery products.
“When you eat a lot of jelly fruit it can have an effect on your digestion,” said Anna Boccaccio, nutritionist at St Andrew’s Hospital, Cambridge, UK.
“Jelly juice can make you feel full, but we need to be careful that there is no MSG present.”
The problem is that there’s a range of ingredients in the jelly fruit that are very different from the ingredients in other foods.
“Amazon is currently selling Jellyfruit in two flavors, which range from “sweet and creamy” to “salty and earthy”.
The latter comes in a jar, with a clear lid, and contains only three ingredients.
The jar contains two tablespoons of jelly, which are used for flavouring and are “not a real jelly”, according to the company.
It also contains the ingredient citric acid, found in the skin of a jellyfish.
Amazon says this acid “may cause a reaction, which may result in a severe stomach upset or vomiting”.
However, the company’s website says “the acid may be safely used in other products, such to replace artificial sweeteners and flavourings” or as an ingredient in baked goods.
The fruit is also packed with preservatives, which contain phytates, which prevent the absorption and release of other substances.
Jill Wertheim, a dietitian at the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence, told the BBC that these preservatives can be harmful if they enter the body.”
They may cause gastrointestinal problems.
It’s a concern when people are not used to consuming them, and have not had their digestive systems checked, as they may be over- or under-saturated,” she said.
It is also known to have a higher sugar content than other foods, which makes it hard for people to maintain a healthy weight.
According to Amazon, the average person consumes about 150g of the fruit a day, and it’s recommended that people drink about six cups of water a day.
However, it is not advised for people with diabetes or other conditions, as there is not enough research to say whether or not these supplements will actually help.”
We don’t recommend these supplements for people who are on a sugar-intolerant diet, who may be taking insulin or have other conditions,” Amazon said.
Amazon is also selling its jelly fruit in a single, plastic jar, which costs $19.99, for $29.99.”
If you’ve had a jellyfruit and it hasn’t been refrigerated it’s a really nice treat,” said Wendy Miller, who is from South Australia, Australia.”
But you’re getting something that you really can’t put into your mouth.
It doesn’t feel like it’s really nutritious.
“It’s a bit of a waste of money.”
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