5 Superfruits to Cook with Right Now

You may already know how to cook with superfoods, but we think these superfruits deserve special treatment.

Photo By: Stephen Johnson ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Stephen Johnson ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Stephen Johnson ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Stephen Johnson ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Stephen Johnson ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Stephen Johnson ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Superfruit Stars

Acai, star fruit, dragon fruit, passion fruit and lychee are stepping into the spotlight as the newest stars on the superfood block.

Acai-Banana Sorbet

Acai is the purple, berrylike fruit from a palm tree that grows in Central and South America. It's packed with antioxidants and healthy Omega-3 fatty acids. We love it partnered with frozen banana for a low-calorie, low-carbohydrate sorbet.

Get the Recipe: Acai-Banana Sorbet

Star Fruit Upside-Down Cake

We were pleasantly surprised to find that star fruit tastes a lot like apple in this star-studded cake. So we drifted toward warm fall spices like cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice. The tropical fruit is packed with fiber and vitamin C, not to mention making the cake a conversation starter!

Get the Recipe: Star Fruit Upside-Down Cake

Healthy Dragon Fruit Waldorf Salad

A dragon fruit (also called pitaya) may look like a fire-breathing artichoke, but it's a cactus-family member that's a powerhouse of vitamin C and B vitamins. The white or fuchsia flesh has a fair amount of fiber, and the curious little black seeds are full of healthy fats. Dragon fruit tastes like a cross between a pear and a kiwi, and gives traditional Waldorf salad a tropical update. Look for it in specialty South American or Asian stores.

Get the Recipe: Healthy Dragon Fruit Waldorf Salad

Passion Fruit-Mango Smoothie

Grown in tropical regions throughout the world, passion fruit is usually enjoyed as a juice with the crunchy seeds strained out. But consider leaving them: In this smoothie they help deliver an impressive 6 grams of fiber. Passion fruit is also a good source of vitamins A and C, and nonheme, plant-based iron.

Get the Recipe: Passion Fruit-Mango Smoothie

Shrimp and Lychee Curry

Lychees are packed with vitamin C and perfect in this Thai-inspired curry. They bring that touch of sweetness that canned pineapple brings, plus extra potassium and fiber. You can find them in Asian markets.

Get the Recipe: Shrimp and Lychee Curry

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