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Exotic fruits: photos and names, description, rating of the most delicious

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Most tourists, once in another country, are sure to try the local cuisine. Exotic fruits are of particular interest, because you will not try this at home.

The homeland of tropical fruits is Southeast Asia. To enjoy the unique taste of exotic berries, you should visit countries such as India, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and others. In our country, the entire assortment of such fruits is not represented on the shelves of the stores, and even what is sold is processed with chemicals for long-term preservation. So for the delicious tropical fruits and berries should go to Asia.

The benefits of tropical fruits for the body

Eating exotic fruits has a positive effect on the human body, but be aware that this fruit does not cause an allergic reaction.

  • A large amount of vitamins. Many vitamins B and C.
  • Contain beneficial minerals.
  • Contribute to the strengthening of immunity.

Most Popular Tropical Fruits

Guava

It grows in Thailand, Indonesia, Egypt, Malaysia, Tunisia and Vietnam. You can try it at any time of the year. The fruit of the plant is round or pear-shaped. The flesh is pink with small yellow seeds, and the skin is green. The size does not exceed 4 centimeters. The flavor of the fruit is similar to strawberry. You can eat all the fruit, up to the bones and peel. Used for medicinal purposes, as guava has a beneficial effect on the heart and improves the functioning of the gastrointestinal tract. You can eat and immature fruits, in this case, the guava is cut into two halves, and the pulp sprinkled with salt and various spices.

A pineapple

Sold in our Russian stores. But the taste of this tropical pineapple does not go with him in any comparison. The most delicious Chinese pineapples, you can try it in Brazil and the Philippines. The size of a ripe fruit varies from the size of a large apple to a large pineapple, as it is sold in a supermarket. To choose a pineapple you need to touch it, the scales should be not very soft, and not very hard. In Thailand, small orange fruit is sold, they are the sweetest.

Pomelo

Very tasty citrus fruit. It is a hybrid of grapefruit and orange. The size is big. There are fruits up to 10 kilograms. The skin is thick from dark green to yellowish. Before use, you need to clean the peel and every slice of the film, which is bitter in taste and not used in food. The flesh is not as juicy as other citrus fruits, but very tasty. Sold in India, Japan, China, in Tahiti.

Coconut

You can try in any Asian country: Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand. Here coconuts are drunk all year round. Chinese, Malaysian, Thai fruits are quite unlike those hairy coconuts that are sold in Russia. They have a solid green or golden skin. Sellers cut off the top of the fruit with a special knife-machete and offer the buyer a straw to drink and a spoon to taste the delicious flesh. Coconuts are sold chilled here so that in extreme heat you can quench your thirst with delicious exotic milk.

Passion fruit

The taste of fruit on the fan. Very similar to multifruit juice, sweet and sour. The second name of the passion fruit is the fruit of passion. Peel is not used for food, it is very dense. It happens in different colors: dark pink, purple, brown-green, burgundy. The size of the fruit is small, up to 8 centimeters. You can try the fruit in Vietnam, for this you need to visit the country from September to December.

Papaya

It grows in China, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia all year round. Very similar in taste to a mixture of pumpkin and carrots. The shape resembles a large squash yellow color, length reaches 20 centimeters. The pulp of the ripened fruit is juicy and soft, salmon-colored. The fragrance emanating from the papay is indescribable. As a dessert, they eat ripe fruit, soft to the touch. Immature papaya is added to salads or eaten, sprinkled with salt and spices. Contains a large amount of vitamin C, calcium and iron. In Asian countries, papaya juice is used to treat the musculoskeletal system, as it contains special enzymes that support the state of connective tissue.

Mango

Very popular among tourists. There are several varieties of this fruit and each has its own special taste. Mango is grown in large quantities in India, China and Indonesia. The taste of ripe fruits sugary-sweet. The aroma from honey to ginger. Peel is not used for food, for convenience, it is cut, and the flesh is divided into small pieces. To try ripe berries, you need to visit Asia no earlier than April, and the ripening season itself occurs in May-July.

The fruits are used in traditional medicine.

  • Mango is an excellent hemostatic agent.
  • Contains a large supply of vitamin C, therefore, helps to strengthen the immune system.
  • Vitamin A helps improve vision.
  • Mango supports the brain.

Eye of the Dragon

These are tropical fruits that are harvested from a special cactus variety. The peel is red, pink or yellow. The fruits are large, oblong. The flesh is white or red with a lot of black small bones. The inside of the fruit is soft and juicy with a soft sweet taste. Eat by cutting the fruit into two parts, eat with a spoon. Used in the treatment of endocrine diseases and gastrointestinal problems.

Avocado

The second name of the plant is an alligator pear. Botanists consider these tropical fruits to be fruit, but they are more like a vegetable. The shape of the ripe fruit is similar to a pear. Peel is not used in food. Inside is a very large bone, surrounded by dense, oily, greenish-white flesh. The fruit itself has a green color. It tastes like an immature pumpkin. In raw form is rarely used. Usually used for making salads, sushi, sometimes added to the first course.

The most popular tropical berries

Lychee

Small red-skinned berries. They have a very bright taste and aroma that is not similar to anything. Inside the fetus is a large bone that cannot be eaten. The flesh is clear and sweet. You can try in Indonesia, China, Thailand and Cambodia. The berry contains a large number of pectin, potassium, magnesium and vitamin C. In Asian countries, litchi is used as a remedy for atherosclerosis.

Mangosteen

It is a small round shaped berry, similar to a persimmon, purple in color. Top mangosteen crowned with small leaves. Each berry is dense to the touch and quite heavy. You can try the mangosteen in Thailand, Cambodia, the Philippines. The rind is very dense, resembles the skin of pomegranate. The inside is like garlic cloves. The flesh is very tasty and sweet. Mangosteen wine is also sold in Asia.

When choosing a tasty fruit, it is enough to lightly press the berry; if it has ripened, then the skin will be slightly crushed. Berry is easy to clean, but you need to be careful not to get dirty. Eat only pulp. Used in food with different diets, as the berry helps with losing weight for fast burning fat. Used for the treatment of diabetes, in the fight against depression, during colds.

Kumquat

Citrus exotic Chinese fruit. It has a small size of 2 to 4 cm. Very tasty and sour, similar to orange, but much more tender. You can eat along with the peel, but do not eat the bones. Sometimes found in Southeast Asia and Japan. Harvesting takes place in May-July, but berries are sold all year round.

Feijoa

A small green fruit oval. At the top of the fruit there is a small tail. Size no more than 5 centimeters. The skin is thin and astringent. Usually the peel is not eaten. The berry is cut into two parts and the pulp is eaten with a spoon from each half in turn. Color pulp cream. If a berry with burgundy color of pulp is caught, then the fruit is unfit for consumption. The taste is fresh with strawberry flavor.

Jujube Unabi (Chinese Date)

The plant is a shrub, the fruits of which are small in size ovate. The color of berries is greenish, brown sometimes with a red tinge. The flesh is white, dense, sweet-sour, resembles an apple to taste. The smell is almost not felt. It grows in Thailand, India, Japan, China, can be found in the territory of southern Russia. The fruits are eaten fresh, sometimes dried in the hot sun. Contains a large amount of vitamin A and C. Of the fruits of Zizyphus Unabi prepare a delicious wine, used for canning. In Asia, these exotic fruits are used in medicine as a sedative and anesthetic, as well as used in cosmetology.

Many tropical berries and Asian fruits are sold in Russian stores, but in order to find out their true taste, you must go to the country of their growth. Exotic fruits saturate the body with a charge of vitamins that promote health.

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Lychee (Litchi, Chinese Plum, Litchi).

Round fruit red, up to 4 cm in diameter. Wonderful, very tasty fruit. It has one bone in the middle. It looks like Longon in form, texture and bone, but with a richer taste and aroma. Very juicy, sweet, sometimes sour. The peel is easily separated from the white-transparent flesh.

Unfortunately, fresh Lychee can be consumed not all year round: the harvest season of Lychee begins in May and lasts until the end of July. The rest of the year it is almost impossible to find.

In the offseason in Asia, you can buy canned Lychee in cans or plastic bags in their own juice or coconut milk.

Mature fruits are stored in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. You can freeze and store the peeled fruits in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Lychee contains a lot of carbohydrates, pectin, potassium, magnesium, and vitamin C. Very high content of nicotinic acid - vitamin PP, which actively prevents the development of atherosclerosis. It is believed that the high prevalence of Lychee in South-East Asia is the cause of low levels of atherosclerosis in this region.

Rambutan (Rambutan, Ngo, "hairy fruit").

Round fruits of red color, up to 5 cm in diameter, covered with soft processes like thorns. The pulp covering the bone is a transparent-white elastic mass, of a pleasant sweet taste, sometimes with a sourish tint. The stone is quite tightly connected with the pulp, and edible.

Contains carbohydrates, protein, calcium, phosphorus, iron, nicotinic acid and vitamin C. The fruits have a short shelf life of three weeks in the refrigerator.

Harvest season: from May to October.

Cleaned by incision of the peel with a knife, or without using a knife as if by twisting the fruit in the middle.

Rambutan is eaten fresh, boiled jams and jellies, canned.

Mangosteen (Mangosteen, mangosteen, mangosteen, garcinia, mankut).

The fruit is about the size of a small, dark purple apple. Under the thick, inedible peel, there is edible pulp in the form of cloves of garlic. The flesh is sweet with sourness, very tasty, not like anything. It is usually seedless, although in some fruits there are small soft bones that can be eaten. Mangosteen peel at the opening reveals a purple juice that does not wash off. It is best to clean the mangosteen with a knife, slightly cutting the skin around the perimeter, and then removing it, dividing it into two halves.

Sometimes there are diseased fruits of Mangosteen, with dark creamy, sticky and unpleasant-tasting pulp. Such fruits are almost impossible to determine until you open them. Sometimes it is possible to identify such bad fruits by touch: their skin is hard and dry, like wood, whereas in normal fruits it is slightly soft and pliable.

Harvest season is from April to September.

Natural biologically active substances contained in the mangosteen reduce inflammatory reactions: swelling, pain, redness, high temperature.

Eye of the Dragon

Eye of the Dragon (pitahaya, pitahaya, moon yang, dragon fruit, pitaya).

This is the fruit of the cactus. The eye of the dragon is the Russian version of the name of this fruit. The international name is Dragon Fruit or Pitahaya.

Quite large, oblong fruit (palm-sized) of red, pink or yellow color outside. Inside the flesh is white or red, dotted with small black bones. The flesh is very tender, juicy, slightly sweet, with an unexpressed taste. It is convenient to eat with a spoon, scooping out the flesh from the fruit cut in half. Fruits with red and white flesh are different varieties, not different degrees of maturity. Red pulp pitahaya is considered sweeter.

The dragon eye is useful for stomach pain, diabetes, or other endocrine disease.

Harvest seasons - all year round.

King of fruits. Very large fruits: up to 8 kilograms.

Fruit, famous all over the world for its smell. Almost everyone has heard of him, some could smell him, and very few have tried. The smell of pulp resembles the smell of onions, garlic and worn socks. With this fruit, because of its smell, it is even forbidden to go to hotels, transport and other public places. For reminders of the ban in Asian countries even hang signs with a crossed out image of the fruit.

Sweet fruit pulp has a very delicate texture, and does not correspond to an unpleasant smell. Moreover, the freshly cut fruit has almost no smell, and an unpleasant smell appears only in 15-20 minutes due to the large amount of sulfur in the pulp. You should try this fruit at least for the reason that many have heard about it, but few people dare to try it. The taste is very pleasant, and the fruit itself is considered the most valuable fruit in Asia, and is the most expensive. It is very high in calories and healthy. Durian also has the reputation of being the strongest aphrodisiac.

Season - from April to August.

It is not recommended to combine durian with alcohol intake, because after it is consumed, blood pressure rises. It is believed that this can lead to serious consequences.

It is sold split (in slices) and packed in polyethylene. It is better not to buy the fruits of Durian entirely, since it is very difficult to cut them yourself, and it will not work, it’s very big. In the supermarkets of South-East Asia, you can find sweets with the taste and smell of Durian.

Sala (salak, rakum, snake fruit, snake fruit, sala)

Oblong or round fruits of small size (about 5 cm in length) of red (Racum) or brown (Salak) color, covered with dense small spines.

Fruit with a very unusual, bright sweet-sour taste. Someone resembles a persimmon, someone pear. It is worth trying at least once, and there, as you like.

Care should be taken when cleaning the fruit: the spines are very dense and stick into the skin. It is better to use a knife.

Season - from April to June.

Carambola (Starfruit, Kamrak, Ma Fyak, Carambola, Star-fruit).

"Star of the Tropics" - in the form of a section we are an asterisk.

The edible fruit is eaten whole (there are small seeds inside). The main advantage is a pleasant smell and juiciness. The taste does not stand out in particular - slightly sweet or sour-sweet, something like the taste of an apple. Sufficiently juicy fruit and perfectly quenches thirst.

Sold all year round.

People with severe kidney malfunction are not recommended to consume Karambola.

Longan (Lam-yay, Eye of the Dragon).

Small fruits, similar to small potatoes, covered with a thin inedible peel and one inedible bone inside.

The flesh of Longan is very juicy, has a sweet, very fragrant, taste with a peculiar shade.

Fruits contain a lot of sugar, vitamin C, calcium, iron and phosphorus, as well as many bioacids that are beneficial to the skin. The skin of a ripe fruit must be dense, without cracks, otherwise the fruit will quickly deteriorate.

Season - from July to September.

Longkong / Langsat

Longkong (Lonkon, Langsat, Lonngkong, Langsat).

The fruits of Longkong, as well as Longan, look like small potatoes, but are slightly larger and have a yellowish tint. He can distinguish Longan, if he peels the fruit from the skin: peeled, it looks like garlic. Inside the slices there can be soft bones, bitter in taste, but more often ripe fruit can be caught without pits, and they can be eaten whole only by peeling off the peel.

They have a sweet, sometimes slightly sour, interesting taste, unlike any other fruit. Sometimes it is compared to taste with Lychee, but in fact their tastes are not similar. This is one of the most undervalued exotic fruits by tourists, and definitely worth a try.

The fruits are rich in calcium, phosphorus, carbohydrates and vitamin C. The burnt skin of Longkong gives a fragrant odor, which is not only pleasant, but also useful, since it serves as an excellent repellent.

Fresh fruit can be stored in the refrigerator for no more than 4-5 days. The skin of a ripe fruit must be dense, without cracks, otherwise the fruit will quickly deteriorate.

Season - from April to June.

Иногда продается также разновидность – Мафаи, которая внешне и внутри ничем не отличается, но имеет кислый и немного горьковатый вкус, от чего Лонгконг несправедливо недолюбливается туристами, которые часто просто путают его с невкусной разновидностью.

Джекфрут (Канун, Khanoon, Jackfruit, Нангка, плод индийского хлебное дерево).

Плоды Джекфрута — самые большие плоды, произрастающие на деревьях: их вес достигает 34кг. Внутри плода находятся несколько больших сладких желтых долек съедобной мякоти. Эти дольки и продаются уже очищенные, поскольку сами вы с этим гигантом не справитесь.

Мякоть имеет приторно-сладкий вкус, напоминающий дыню и пастилу, консистенция вязкая. The flesh is very nutritious: it contains about 40% carbohydrates (starch) - more than in bread.

Season - from January to August.

You can take the risk of bringing such a monster home entirely, in the refrigerator it is stored for up to 2 months. But it is better to buy sliced ​​and packed slices of pulp.

Important! After eating Jackfruit, some people get an unhealthy reaction in the throat - cramps, it becomes difficult to swallow. Everything usually passes in an hour or two. Perhaps this is an allergic reaction. Be careful.

Pineapple fruits do not need special comments.

It should only be noted that Pineapples bought in Asia and Pineapples bought in Russia are completely different things. Pineapples in Russia are a pitifully similar to real Pineapples that you can try in their homeland.

We should also mention the Thai Pineapple - it is considered the most delicious in the world. You should definitely try and bring home with you to pamper your relatives. For use on the site is better to buy already cleared.

Pineapple season - all year round

According to some estimates, Mango is considered the most delicious fruit in the world.

Mango is quite widely known and sold in Russia. However, the taste and aroma of Mango in its homeland is very different from what is sold in our stores. In Asia, its fruits are much more aromatic, juicier, and the taste is more saturated. And indeed, when you eat a fresh, ripe mango, grown, for example, in Thailand, it seems that there is nothing tastier.

The fruit is covered with inedible peel, which is not separated from the pulp: it must be cut with a thin layer with a knife. Inside the fetus there is a rather large, flat bone, from which the pulp is also not otledyutsya, and it must be separated from the bone with a knife, or simply devoured.

The color of the mango, depending on the degree of maturity varies from green to yellow (sometimes to yellow-orange or red). For use on site it is better to buy the most ripe - yellow or orange fruit. Without a refrigerator, such fruits can be stored for up to 5 days, in a refrigerator for up to 30 days, unless of course they have been stored before this somewhere else.

If you want to bring several fruits home, then you can buy fruits of medium maturity, greenish. They are well preserved and ripen on the road or at home.

Noyna (Sugar apple, Annona scaly, sugar-apple, sweetsop, noi-na).

Another unusual fruit that has no analogues and does not resemble any of the fruits we are used to. Fruits of the size of a Noyna are about the size of a large apple, green in color, and lumpy.

Inside the fruit is very pleasant to the taste, sweet aromatic pulp and a lot of hard stones the size of beans. Unripe fruit is firm in texture and not at all tasty, looks like a pumpkin. Therefore, having bought an unripe fruit on the market and having tried it, many tourists refuse to eat it further, without taking it right away. But if you let him lie down for a day or two, he ripens and becomes very tasty.

The peel is inedible; it is very uncomfortable to peel because of the lumpy skin. If the fruit is ripe, then the pulp can be eaten with a spoon, after cutting the fruit in half. The most mature or slightly overripe fruits literally fall apart in their hands.

To choose a mature tasty nouna, you must first of all focus on its softness (soft fruits are more mature), but you need to be careful, because if you press a little harder on the ripe fruit, it will simply fall apart in your hands even on the counter.

The fruit is rich in vitamin C, amino acids and calcium.

Season - from June to September.

Sweet Tamarind

Sweet Tamarind (Sweet Tamarind, Indian Tamarind).

Tamarind is considered a spice of the legume family, but it is also used as an ordinary fruit. Fruits up to 15 centimeters in length have an irregular curved shape. There is also a variation of tamarind - green tamarind.

Under the hard brown peel, resembling a shell, there is a brown sweet-sour with a tart taste. Be careful - there are large, hard bones inside the tamarind.

By soaking the tamarind in water and grinding it through a sieve, juice is obtained. Sweets are made from ripe dried tamarind. You can buy in the store and bring home a wonderful tamarind sauce for meat and sweet tamarind syrup (for making cocktails.

This fruit is rich in vitamin A, organic acids and complex sugars. Tamarind is also used as a laxative.

Season - from October to February.

Mammeya American

Mammea American (Mammea americana).

This fruit, also known as American Apricot and Antilles Apricot, hails from South America, although it can now be found in almost all tropical countries.

This fruit, which is actually a berry, is quite large, it grows up to 20 centimeters in diameter. Inside there is one large or several (up to four) smaller bones. The flesh is very tasty and fragrant, and, in accordance with its second name, to taste and smell like apricot and mango.

The ripening season varies depending on the region, but mainly from May to August.

Cherimoya (Annona cherimola).

Cherimoya is also known under the name Cream Apple and Ice Cream Tree. In some countries, the fruit is generally known by quite different names: in Brazil - Graviola, in Mexico - Poox, in Guatemala - Rac or Tzumux, in El Salvador - Anona poshte, in Belize - Tukib, in Haiti - Cachiman la Chine, in the Philippines - Atis , on the island of Cook - Sasalapa. The homeland of the fruit is South America, but it can be found in the warm year-round countries of Asia and South Africa, also in Australia, Spain, Israel, Portugal, Italy, Egypt, Libya and Algeria. However, in these countries, the fruit is rare. It is most common in the Americas.

The fruit of Cherimoya is unequivocally difficult to recognize from the first inexperienced eye, since it exists of several types with different surfaces (bumpy, smooth or mixed). One of the lumpy varieties, including, is Noyna (see above), which is widespread in the countries of Southeast Asia. The size of the fruit is 10-20 centimeters in diameter, and the cut fruit resembles a heart. The pulp of the texture resembles an orange and is usually eaten with a spoon, it is very tasty and resembles at once the banana and passion fruit, papaya and pineapple, and strawberries with cream. The pulp contains very hard stones the size of a pea, so be careful, otherwise you may be left without a tooth. It is usually sold slightly immature and firm and should lie down (2-3 days) before acquiring its real amazing taste and texture.

The ripening season is usually from February to April.

Noni (Noni, Morinda citrifolia).

This fruit is also known under the names of Big Moringa, Indian Mulberry, Healthy Tree, Cheese Fruit, Nonu, Nono. The homeland of the fruit is Southeast Asia, but now it grows in all tropical countries.

Noni fruit resembles a large potato in shape and size. Noni can not be called very tasty and fragrant, and, apparently, therefore, tourists very rarely come across it. Mature fruits have an unpleasant smell (like the smell of moldy cheese) and a bitter taste, but are considered very healthy. In some regions, noni is the staple food of the poor. Usually use it with salt. Noni juice is also popular.

Noni fruits all year round. But you can find it not in every fruit market, but, as a rule, in local markets.

Marula (Marula, Sclerocarya birrea).

This fruit grows exclusively on the African continent. Yes, and find it on sale fresh in other regions is not easy. The fact is that after ripening, the fruits almost immediately begin to ferment inside, turning into a low-alcohol beverage. This property maruly gladly use not only the inhabitants of Africa, but also animals. After eating the marula fruit that fell to the ground, they are often “tipsy.”

The ripe fruits of Marula are yellow. The size of the fruit is about 4 cm in diameter, and the inside is white flesh and solid bone. Marula does not have an outstanding taste, but her flesh is very juicy and has a pleasant aroma, until she began to ferment. Also in the pulp contains a huge amount of vitamin C.

The harvest season of Marula is held in March-April.

Platonia is wonderful

Platonia is wonderful (Platonia insignis)

Platonia grows only in the countries of South America. Find it in the countries of Southeast Asia is impossible.

The fruits of Platonia are up to 12 centimeters in size, with a large thick skin. Under the peel is white tender flesh with a sweet-sour taste and several large seeds.

Kumquat is also known by the names of Fortunella, Kinkan, Japanese Oranges. This is a citrus plant. It grows in southern China, but is widely distributed in other tropical countries. Kumquat fruits can be found on the shelves of our stores, but to taste it is not at all something that you can taste at home in the freshest form.

Kumquat fruits are small (from 2 to 4 centimeters), resemble small oblong oranges or tangerines. Outside they are covered with a very thin edible crust, both inside and in structure and in taste, almost the same as an orange, with the possible exception of a bit more acid and bitter. It is eaten entirely (except for the bones).

The season of ripening from May to June, you can buy all year round.

Guava (Guajava), Guiava or Guayava is found in almost all tropical and subtropical countries. Despite the fact that the fruit is considered exotic, an exotic taste should not be expected of it: rather mediocre, slightly sweet taste, resembling a pear. Try it once may be worth it, but you are unlikely to become a fan. The aroma is another matter: it is quite pleasant and very strong. In addition, the fruit is very useful, rich in vitamin C and perfectly raises the overall tone of the body and improves health.

Fruits come in various sizes (from 4 to 15 centimeters), round, oblong and pear-shaped. Peel, bones and flesh, all edible.

In Asia, the green, slightly unripe Guava, is loved to use, dipping pieces of fruit into a mixture of salt and pepper. From the side it may seem unusual, but if you try, the taste is quite interesting and toning.

Passion Fruit / Passion Fruit

This exotic fruit is also called Passion Fruit, Passionflower (Passiflora), Passion Flower, Granadilla. Homeland is South America, but can be found in most tropical countries, including in the countries of Southeast Asia. His second name "Passion Fruit" was received because he was credited with the properties of a strong aphrodisiac.

The fruit of the Passion Fruit has a smooth, slightly elongated, rounded shape, reaching a diameter of 8 centimeters. Mature fruits have a very bright juicy color and are yellow, purple, pink or red. Yellow fruits are less sweet than others. Pulp is also a variety of colors. Under inedible peel is jelly-like sour-sweet pulp with pits. You can't call it particularly tasty, juices, jellies, etc. made from it are much tastier.

When used, it is most convenient to cut the fruit in half and eat the pulp with a spoon. The bones in the pulp are also edible, but they cause drowsiness, so it’s best not to abuse them. Juice Passion fruit, by the way, also has a calming effect and causes drowsiness. The most mature and tasty fruits are those whose skin is not ideally smooth, but covered with “wrinkles” or small “dents” (these are the ripest fruits).

The ripening season is from May to August. Stored in the refrigerator Passion can one week.

Avocados are also called Perseus American and Alligator Pear. It is considered that Avocado is a fruit. Perhaps, from the point of view of science, it is, but it is rather a vegetable to taste.

Avocados are pear-shaped, up to 20 centimeters long. Covered with tasteless and inedible peel. Inside is a dense pulp like a pear and one large bone. The pulp tastes like an unripe pear or pumpkin and is nothing special. But if the avocado is well ripened, its flesh becomes softer, more oily, and more palatable.

Avocados are more commonly used for cooking than for raw consumption. So you should not strive to certainly try this fruit. But cooked with avocado dishes can greatly diversify the festive table. On the Internet, you can find a lot of recipes for avocado dishes, including salads, soups, main dishes, but on vacation you will hardly need all this, so you can’t stop at Avocado.

Breadfruit

Breadfruit (Artocarpus altilis, breadfruit, pana)

Do not confuse breadfruit with Jackfruit. Jackfruit, although known as the Indian Breadfruit, is actually a completely different fruit.

Breadfruit can be found in all tropical regions, but mainly in the countries of Southeast Asia and Oceania. Due to the very high yields of Breadfruit, its fruits in some countries are the main product of kicking, as we have potatoes, for example.

The fruits of the Breadfruit are rounded, very large, can reach 30 centimeters in diameter and four kilograms of weight. In its raw form, as a fruit, ripe fruits are consumed, and unripe fruits are used as vegetables when cooking. It is better to purchase ripe fruits on vacation, and even better already cut into portions, since to cut and eat the whole fruit, you can hardly. In a ripe fruit, the flesh becomes soft and slightly sweet, resembles a banana and potatoes to taste. Not to say that the taste is outstanding, and therefore breadfruit is not often found in tourist fruit markets. The taste of bread can only be felt when preparing an unripe fruit.

The season of ripening Breadfruit, 9 months a year. You can buy fresh fruit all year round.

Jaboticaba

Jaboticaba (Jaboticaba) is also known as the Brazilian grape tree. You can meet him mainly in the countries of South America, but sometimes it is found in the countries of Southeast Asia.

This is a very interesting, tasty and rare exotic fruit. If you can find it and try it, consider yourself lucky. The fact is that the Jaboticaba tree grows very slowly, which is why it is practically not cultivated.

An interesting way of growing fruits: they grow right on the trunk, and not on the branches of a tree. Fruits are small (up to 4 cm in diameter), dark purple in color. Under the thin dense skin (inedible) there is a soft jelly-like and very tasty pulp with several bones.

The tree bears fruit almost all year round.

Kivano / Horned Melon

Kiwano Melon is also known as the Horned Melon, the African Cucumber, the Antilles Cucumber, the Horned Cucumber, Anguria. Kivano really cut looks like a big cucumber. Although it is a fruit, another question. The fact is that fruits Kivano grow on liana. It is cultivated mainly in Africa, New Zealand, in the Americas.

Kivano fruits oblong, up to 12 centimeters in length. The color is yellow, orange and red depending on the degree of maturation. Under the dense skin of the flesh is green, to taste something like a cucumber, banana and melon. The fruit is not peeled, but cut into slices or in half (like ordinary melon), and then the flesh is eaten. In raw form, they use both unripe and unripe fruits. Unripe fruits can be consumed along with the bones, as they are soft. Also used with salt.

Magic fruit

Magic Fruit (Miracle fruit)

Magical fruit grows in West Africa. It does not have an outstanding exotic taste, but is known and interesting because after you eat it, for about an hour all the products will seem sweet to you. The fact is that the Magical Fruit contains a certain protein that blocks for some time the taste buds on the tongue that are responsible for the sour taste. So you can eat lemon, and it tastes like sweet to you. True, this property has only fresh plucked fruit, and during storage they quickly lose it. So do not be surprised if the "focus" does not work on the purchased fruit.

The fruit grows on small trees or shrubs, has a rounded oblong shape, 2-3 centimeters long, red, with a hard bone inside.

Magical fruit fruits almost all year round.

Baile (Bael, Wood apple, wood apple)

Also known by other names: Aegle marmelos, stone apple (stone apple), limonia acidissima, feronia elephantum, feronia limonia, hesperethusa crenulata, elephant apple, monkey fruit, curd fruit. It is very widespread in the countries of Southeast Asia (India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Indonesia, Thailand).

This fruit grows on a tree and reaches 5-20 cm in diameter. The fruit is from gray-green (immature) to yellow or brown (ripe) with a very dense, rough peel, resembling a nut shell. The pulp of unripe fruit is orange, divided into segments with white seeds. In the ripe fruit, the pulp is brown, sticky, and may taste sour or sweet.

The fruits of Bayel are not so easy to meet in the fruit markets in general. And even if you meet him, you yourself will not cope with him. The fact is that its skin is hard as a stone, and it is impossible to get to the pulp without a hammer or ax.

If you can not try fresh (which, in general, and do not worry), you can buy tea from the fruits of Bayel, called Matoum (Matoom tea). Он представляет из себя высушенные кружочки оранжево-коричневого цвета, разделенные на несколько сегментов. Считается, что он очень эффективен при лечении желудочно-кишечных, простудных, бронхиальных и астматических заболеваний. Также его применяют в кулинарии (чай, напитки, варенье, джемы, салаты) и косметологии (мыло, ароматическое масло).

Сезон созревания с ноября по декабрь.

Рука Будды

Рука Будды это разновидность Цитрона. Его еще называют Пальцы Будды и Пальчиковый цитрон.

We decided to mention this very exotic fruit so that you do not try it during your holiday in a tropical paradise. This fruit is not one of those whose taste you will enjoy. Undoubtedly, the fruit is very interesting and useful, and after seeing it you most likely will have a desire to try it. But do not rush. It is widely used in cooking, but it is unlikely that you will eat it. The fruit of the Buddha’s Hand is almost entirely made of peel (inedible pulp), which is similar to lemon peel in taste (bitter taste) and violet by smell.

The shape of the fruit is very interesting and looks like a palm with a large number of fingers, reaching a length of 40 centimeters. You can buy it only to bring home with you as a souvenir, and already at home you can cook various citrus-flavored dishes from it (compote, jelly, candied fruits).

Banana (Banana, Musa)

Well, in general, everyone knows about bananas anyway. We accidentally remembered a banana so that you could vote for them if they are your favorite ones. It is worth mentioning, by the way, that bananas in exotic countries are much better than those sold in our home, so be sure to try bananas on vacation, maybe you will like them even more than before.

Papaya (Papaya, Melon Tree, Breadfruit)

The homeland of Papaya is South America, but now it is found in almost all tropical countries. Papaya fruits grow on trees, have a cylindrical oblong shape up to 20 centimeters in length.

Many who have tried Papaya say it is a vegetable rather than a fruit. But this is because they ate unripe papaya. Unripe Papaya is really very widely used in cooking, salads are made from it (be sure to try spicy Papaya Thai salad called Som Tam), they stew meat with it and just fry it.

But ripe raw papaya is really very tasty and sweet. By texture, it resembles a dense melon, and to taste something between a pumpkin and a melon. On sale are found as whole green fruits (not yet mature, for cooking), and yellow-orange (mature, ready to eat raw). Buying the whole fruit is not worth it, it is better to buy ready-to-eat, peeled and sliced ​​Papaya.

You can meet papayas in tropical countries all year round.

Coconut (coconut, cocos, coco)

Coconut and coconut are often used as identical words. However, the name "coconut" in this case is not true, because Coconut, in its structure, belongs to the stone fruit cultures, such as apricot or plum.

Coconut is the fruit of the coconut palm tree that grows everywhere in the countries of the tropical belt. It belongs to the category of fruit.

It is a large, rounded (up to 30 cm in diameter) fruit weighing up to 3 kg. Koros is conditionally two degrees of maturation. A young coconut has a smooth light green or green-yellow outer layer, under which is a hard stone. In turn, under it is clear (coconut water) or white emulsion (coconut milk), with a small gel-like layer of coconut pulp on the shell walls. The liquid inside with a slightly sweet taste is good for quenching thirst, the flesh can also be eaten by scraping it from the walls with a spoon.

Another degree of ripening (or ripening), which we observe in our stores, is the following: from the outside - a fibrous and rough layer, under which is a hard brown shell, and under it is a thick layer of white pulp and a little cloudy liquid. This liquid is usually not tasty, and the flesh is dry and tasteless.

When opening the coconut you need to be careful, here you cannot do with a universal kitchen knife, you will need more "heavy artillery". But fortunately, if you buy coconut in tourist areas, you will not have to take care of opening it: they will open it in front of you, and, most likely, will be given a drinking straw and a spoon for “scraping” the pulp. Delicious coconut cooled.

Tourists are very fond of a special coconut cocktail: you need to put in a little bit of coconut juice, and add 30-100 grams of cognac, rum or whiskey there.

Coconut contains vitamins A, B, C, proteins, sugar, carbohydrates, organic acids, minerals - sodium, calcium, potassium, iron, phosphorus.

The ripening season is all year round.

Sapodilla or sapotova tree or woody potato or Chiku (Manilkara achras, M. zapota, or Achras zapota), sapodilla, prang khaa, la-mut, naseberry, chiku)

Sapodilla is an oval or round fruit up to 10 cm and weighing 100-150 g. It looks very much like a plum. The skin is matte and thin, has a color from light to dark brown.

Ripe fruit has a sweet taste with a slightly caramel flavor. The structure of the pulp resembles a persimmon - soft and juicy, and just like a persimmon it can “knit” a little, only much less. Inside there are several large black stones with a hook at the end (you need to be careful when using). As a rule, it is not recommended to store fruit for more than 3 days, as he quickly deteriorates and turns sour. Therefore, Sapodilla practically does not occur on the shelves of our stores. An unripe fruit is also not recommended. It is very unpleasant to the taste. To choose mature fruits should be based on their color (those that are yellower or brown - more ripe, green ones should not be chosen at all) and softness. Hard fruits are completely immature, the mature fruit is a little pressureable, and the over-ripe fruit is squeezed very easily.

Sapodilla grows in countries with a tropical climate, in particular in America, India, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, the Philippines.

Most often, Sapodilla is used in desserts, salads and drinks. Unripe fruits are used for diarrhea, burns, as well as in cosmetology.

Contains vitamins A and C, iron, calcium, carbohydrates.

The ripening season is from September to December.

Pomelo or pomelo or pamela (Pomelo pummelo, pumelo, som-o, pompelmus, sheddok, Citrus maxima or Citrus grandis, Chinese grapefruit, jaybong, jeruk, limo, lushou, jambour, sai-seh, banten, zebon, robeb ​​tenga)

Pomelo is a citrus fruit and is considered the largest among this family. It is often compared with grapefruit. As a rule, the fruit has a rounded shape, can reach up to 20 cm in diameter and weigh up to 10 kg. Color, depending on the variety, can be from green to yellow-green. The rind is very thick, inside is light flesh: from white to pale yellow or pink. The pulp is divided into slices, divided by film partitions. Each slice has large fibers and may contain small white bones. Pomelo tastes sweet and sour, may slightly bitter. In comparison, for example with the same grapefruit, Pomelo pulp is more dryish.

Pomelo grows in the countries of Southeast Asia (Malaysia, China, Japan, Vietnam, India, Indonesia), on. Tahiti, in Israel, USA. In Russia, it can be purchased at any supermarket, so it is not so exotic for the people of Russia.

Choose Pomelo worth focusing, first of all, on the pronounced aromatic citrus smell and soft skin. Before use, you need to clean it from the thick peel, making a few cuts (to make it easier and easier to clean), then divided into separate slices, which are also free from partitions (they are very hard). Store at room temperature for up to a month, peeled - in the refrigerator, for no more than 3 days.

Use this fruit in cooking, in cosmetology. In some countries, it is consumed with salt, chili pepper and sugar, dipping peeled slices into this mixture.

Pomelo contains vitamins A, B, C, microelements, fiber, essential oils.

Maturation season: all year round.

Figs (fig, fig tree, fig, vine, Smirn, Ficus carica)

Fruits of a Fig can be a round, pear-shaped or flattened form with one "eye". On average, the ripened fruit weighs about 80 g, with a diameter of up to 8 cm. From above it is covered with a thin smooth skin from yellow-green to dark blue or purple. Under the peel - a layer of white peel. Inside, the flesh is very sweet and juicy, with small seeds, a jelly-like consistency, reminiscent in taste of strawberries. In color - the flesh is from pink to bright red. Unripe fruits are inedible and contain milky sap.

It grows in Central Asia, the Caucasus, the Crimea, in the Mediterranean countries.

It is necessary to choose ripe figs with thick skin, no spots, slightly soft. Store it is recommended no more than 3 days in the refrigerator, because it deteriorates quickly and is not transportable. You can eat with the peel, cut into slices or in half, scrape the pulp with a spoon. Most often, figs can be found on store shelves only in dried form. Dried fruits are pre-soaked in water before use, water can be drunk after this “soaking” (nutrients are transferred there).

Figs are dried, pickled, boiled jam, jam. In the dried form, it is more nutritious and caloric than in fresh.

Figs contain a lot of potassium, iron, vitamins B, PP, C, carotene, minerals and organic acids.

Maturation season: from August to November.

Kiwi (Delicious Actinidia (Actinidia deliciosa), Chinese Actinidia (Actinidia chinensis), Kiwi, Chinese gooseberries, Chinese grapes)

Kiwi fruit is a berry. It has small round-shaped or oval-shaped fruits, covered outside with a fleece thin brown skin. The mass of the fruit can reach up to 80 g, diameter - up to 7 cm. Under the skin there is a juicy flesh, depending on the variety, can be from green to yellow. In the middle of the fruit is white flesh, surrounded by many small black seeds. The seeds are edible, the taste is sour. The flesh of Kiwi, in general, is sweet with a slight sourness, reminiscent of a mixture of gooseberry, apple, pineapple.

Kiwis are grown in countries with a subtropical climate (Italy, New Zealand, Chile, Greece). There are small plantations in Russia (Krasnodar region). You can buy everywhere at any time of the year.

You need to choose smooth fruits, without dents and other skin damage, their ripeness is determined by the softness of the fruit. If the fruits are hard and hard, then they will reach home without any problems, for which they should be placed in a bag of apples for one or two days. Kiwi can be stored at room temperature for up to 5 days, in the refrigerator for up to two weeks, preliminarily placed in a bag or a plastic container.

Eat Kiwi can be in two ways: peel and cut into slices or cut in half and eat the flesh with a spoon.

Kiwi contains a lot of vitamins B and C, calcium, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium.

Different desserts are made from it, fruit salads, served with meat, fish, seafood, beverages (syrups, liqueurs, wine, cocktails) are prepared. Used in cosmetology.

The ripening season is all year round.

Chrysophillum

Chrysophyllum or Star Apple (Chrysophyllum cainito), star apple, Cainito, caimito, (caimito, star apple), milkyfruit (milky fruit)

Star Apple fruits are round or oval up to 10 cm in diameter. The peel is thin, smooth from green to purple or brown, depending on the variety. Under the peel is a layer of peel of the same color as the peel itself. The flesh is white to purple, juicy, sweet, sticky, jelly-like, with apple flavor. Inside there are up to 10 solid brown stones, up to 2 cm long. In the cross section, the flesh resembles a star. Unripe fruits are knit and inedible. The milky juice, which remains even in the ripe fruit, is very sticky, as a result, when eating a fruit, the lips may stick a little.

It grows in countries with a tropical climate: in South America, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, the Philippines, in West Africa.

To choose ripe fruit should be slightly wrinkled skin and softness with pressure, no damage. Store in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 weeks. Fruits tolerate transportation. Before use, the fruit must be cooled and peeled and crusted (they are bitter). It is possible to eat, as, having cut in half and a spoon choosing pulp, and having cut on segments, like a watermelon, bones are inedible.

Used in the preparation of desserts.

The star apple is rich in vitamin C and trace elements. Very nutritious.

Maturation season: from February to March.

Guanabana (guanabana, annana muricata, soursop, annona spiny, graviola, sauce, saasep)

Guanabana is a close relative of Noyna and Cherimoya, and they can be confused with an inexperienced look in appearance and even in taste. Their main difference is in the peel: in Guanabana, the surface of the peel is clearly similar to rare low spines or hairs, although in fact these processes are soft and not at all prickly. The fruit is rounded, irregularly elongated, rather large, can reach a weight of 12 kilograms, although usually there are fruits weighing no more than 3 kilograms on sale.

Homeland Guanabany is tropical America, but today it can be found in almost all tropical regions, including in the countries of Southeast Asia. You can find this fruit not at every fruit market, but if you find it, by all means try it.

The flesh of the fruit is white, the texture is soft, creamy and slightly fibrous. It tastes sweet and slightly sour, not like any other fruit. Inside a large number of solid stones in size and shape with a large bean.

In the unripe fruit pulp is firm and tasteless, like a pumpkin. Moreover, the fruits are often sold unripe (ripen for several days), because of what the tourists, buying it and trying it, do not immediately love it. But it is enough to let her lie down for a couple of days, as she acquires her unique taste. To choose a ripe fruit, you need to press it a little, the skin should be slightly bend. Solid dense fruits - unripe.

Eating Guanabana can be cut in half in half and scraping the flesh with a spoon, or cut into slices and eating like a watermelon. Peel the ripe fruit will not work.

Guanabana - perishable product should be stored in the refrigerator. If you want to bring home, choose hard, unripe fruits, they ripen quite well for 2 3 days, but then spoil.

The season of ripening Guanabans - all year round.

Tamarillo (Tomato, Cifomandra beetroot, Cyphomandra betacea)

Tamarillo is an oval-shaped berry, reaching a length of 5 to 10 cm, with a diameter of up to 5 cm. The color of the fruit varies from yellow to dark red and even purple. The look and taste is very reminiscent of tomatoes, and therefore its second name is Tomato Tree, but still it is a fruit. His skin is firm, smooth and bitter. Very reminiscent of a tomato with a currant flavor, but has a slightly pronounced fruity odor. The flesh may be yellow or orange. As a rule, it has inside two sections with light or dark small seeds (depending on the color of the skin of the fruit itself, the lighter the color, the lighter the seeds).

It grows in the countries of South America (Peru, Ecuador, Chile, Bolivia, Colombia, Brazil, etc.), some countries of Central America, Jamaica, Haiti, New Zealand.

You need to choose smooth and smooth fruits, without external damage, slightly soft. It should be noted that the fruits of yellow and orange are sweeter, and fruits with a darker color become more acidic as they mature. Ripe fruits are stored for a short time (in the cold for no longer than 7 days), unripe fruits are capable of ripening at room temperature. Poor tolerate transportation.

They eat tamarillo, having previously cleared the peel (it is inedible), and slightly grabbing a layer of pulp, or cutting it in half and scooping up the pulp with a spoon.

Widely used in cooking, applying it in dishes and as a vegetable and as a fruit.

Tamarillo is rich in a large amount of vitamins (A, B, C, E) and microelements.

The ripening season is all year round.

Feijoa, Pineapple Guava, Acca sellowiana

Feijoa is a small oval-shaped berry, from 3 to 5 cm long, with a diameter of up to 4 cm. The mass of an average fruit ranges from 15 to 50 g. Feijoa fruit has a color from light to dark green, sometimes with whitish bloom, dried on one top "tail". The skin is thin, dense, may be smooth or slightly bumpy, wrinkled. The flesh under the skin, depending on the degree of maturity, is from white or cream to brownish (in the latter case, they say that the berries are spoiled). Inside, the pulp is divided into sections, in the center of which there are several light edible seeds. The consistency of ripe feijoa is light and jelly-like. The taste is juicy, sweet and sour, reminiscent of a mixture of strawberries with pineapple or strawberries with kiwi (people have different tastes).

It grows in countries with a subtropical climate: in South America (Brazil, Colombia, Argentina, Uruguay) in the Caucasus and southern Russia (Krasnodar region), Abkhazia, Georgia, in the Crimea and Central Asia.

You can eat as a whole fruit with the peel, however, this is an amateur, because feijoa peel taste sour and knit. In most cases, feijoa is cut in half and scrape the pulp with a spoon, or you can peel the skin with a knife and eat the peeled fruit.

For immediate use, you need to choose soft (ripe) fruit. If you have to transport, the hard (unripe) feijoa fruits are perfect for this, and will survive on the road. Store ripe berries should be no more than 3-4 days.

Feijoa contains a large amount of iodine, acids, vitamin C.

It is used in cooking: preparing jam and jelly, salads and drinks.

Сезон созревания – октябрь-ноябрь.

Пепино (Дынная груша, Сладкий огурец (Solanum muricatum)

Эта довольно крупная ягода вырастает массой до 700 г. По форме плоды могут быть разные и продолговатые, и грушевидные, и круглые. По цвету, в основном, от бледного до ярко-желтого цвета, иногда с фиолетовыми вкраплениями или полосками. Ripe fruit is very juicy and sweet, resembling melon in taste, but unripe can slightly sour or be quite bland. Imported, bought in our stores or independently grown Pepino is practically always sour or bland, and its true taste can only be tasted at home. His skin is thin, dense, smooth. The flesh is yellow, inside there are sinuses with small bright seeds (edible). Before use, the fruit is usually peeled (it is edible, but unpleasant to the taste).

A large number of cultivated in South America (Peru, Chile), New Zealand.

It is necessary to choose ripe fruits on saturated yellow color with slightly pronounced fruit aroma and a little soft. A peculiarity of Pepino is that ripe fruits can be stored in the refrigerator for several months, unripe can ripen and be stored for a long time.

Contains vitamins (A, B, C, PP), keratin, iron, potassium, pectin.

Used in cooking, along with vegetables, especially unripe Pepino fruits.

The ripening season is all year round.

Santol or Caton (Sandoricum koetjape, santol, craton, krathon, graton, tong, donk, wild mangosteen, false mangosteen)

Santol grows in the countries of Southeast Asia (Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Indonesia, Philippines).

The fruit of Santola has a rounded shape from 8 to 15 cm in diameter with a long stem. Depending on the variety, it may be yellowish to brown, with a slightly velvety skin on top. The color of the fruit is usually uneven with pigmentation over the entire surface. Under a rather thick skin there is a whitish, opaque flesh similar to garlic cloves, up to 5 pieces. Inside each lobule there is a large brownish stone (it is not recommended to eat it unnecessarily, since it has a laxative effect). The flesh is juicy in taste, it can be from sour to sour-sweet, like a little mangosteen. As a rule, fruits of yellowish varieties are sweeter.

Before use, you need to peel the fruit (it is inedible), pre-cut it across into two halves, with a knife or clean it with your hands, and then remove the slices of pulp and release them from the bones. The flesh from the bone is separated badly, so it is customary to suck it. Sometimes Santol is eaten with salt and pepper.

The fruits of Santola contain a large amount of iron, magnesium, fluorine.

Apply in cooking (desserts, alcohol) and cosmetology (masks, scrubs).

The ripening season is from May to June.

Jujuba or zizifus (Zizyphus jujuba) (unabi, chinese date, breast fruit, jujuba, jujube)

The fruit of a shrub is egg-shaped or rounded in length from 2 to 6 cm, depending on the variety. Outside, the fruit is smooth, shiny, from green or yellowish to dark red, even brown. Sometimes the color of jujuba can be non-uniform across the surface, as if spotted. The skin is thin and almost inseparable from the fetus. Inside the flesh is white dense, very juicy and sweet, resembles an apple. In the middle there is, as a rule, one oblong bone. The flavor of jujuba is mild fruity.

It grows in countries with a temperate climate to subtropical, in particular Thailand, China, India, Japan, Central Asia, the Mediterranean, southern Russia, the Caucasus.

You need to choose dense fruits, but not very hard (they can be savory), dark red or brown. Eat together with the peel. Fresh fruits are poorly stored, so it is recommended to dry them.

Jujuba is a useful and even healing product. It is used both in fresh and dried form. Rich in vitamins A, B, especially vitamin C, sugars, acids, microelements.

Widely used in cooking (drinks, wine, jams, canned, etc.), medicine (has a calming, anesthetic, tonic effect), cosmetology.

The ripening season is from August to October.

Mafai or Burmese grapes (Mafai, Baccaurea ramiflora, Baccaurea sapida)

The fruits of Mafai are similar in appearance to the fruits of Longkong (Longan) both externally and internally, and are of different sizes, but to taste it is a completely different fruit. Mafai fruits are from yellow to orange with a diameter of up to 5 cm. The peel is thin, soft, smooth and well separated from the pulp, cleaned very easily. Inside from 2 to 4 cloves, externally resembling garlic (as in Longkong). The flesh is juicy, white, sweet and sour with a refreshing effect, but unlike Longkong it is much more sour, sometimes even with bitterness. Inside each lobule there is a bone that is not separated from the pulp, the bone tastes bitter. Because of this, the fruit is not very convenient to eat, since almost all the pulp remains “stuck” to the bone, and it cannot be separated. This fruit has no characteristic aroma. In general, it cannot be said that this fruit is “hunted” in order to try it. This is one of the cheapest exotic fruits that can be found on the markets of the countries of Southeast Asia.

You can meet this fruit in Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, India, China, Cambodia. It is very rare. Stored best in the refrigerator. Without a refrigerator, fruits can be stored for only a few days.

The ripening season is from May to August.

Eriobotriya Japanese, or Medlar, or Lokva, or Shések (Eriobotrya japonica)

Medlar fruits resemble a small apple, but the flesh is similar to a plum. It is a very juicy and tasty fruit, however, in its unripe form (when it is still green or yellow) it can knit in the mouth and taste sour. The taste is similar to sweet blueberries, but with a sour feeling. Someone can taste a mixture of pear, persimmon and I block at the same time.

In most cases, loquat is used to make jams, jams, jellies, juices. The bones are used to make a coffee drink.

Medlar combines a huge amount of vitamins. Namely: vitamin C, pectin, aromatic substances, malic and citric acids. Due to its beneficial properties, this fruit is used in medicine in order to improve digestion.

Medlar can be met not only in exotic countries of the South, but also in our homeland in the Crimea and in the Krasnodar Territory, it grows a lot on the coast in Abkhazia.

It ripens in our South at the end of May-June.

Foreword

Thanks to close economic ties with Asian countries, we began to supply us with a large amount of exotic-tropical fruits, which have found their honorable place in medicine and cosmetics. People began to think more often about what products they use. And it is safe to say that high-quality food has become a new fashionable trend. It is tropical fruits that contain in their composition a huge range of various minerals and vitamins, which favorably affects not only health, but also appearance.

Homeland of tropical pleasure

Southeast Asia is just a heavenly place, bestowed by nature to lovers of the exotic. In Russian supermarkets tropical fruits are quite common. But more often they are distinguished from the originals not only by price, but also by taste. Sometimes they are crammed with chemicals, as many suppliers send immature fruits. Every day, people in Southeast Asia enjoy the variety of fruits that grow in their rich land. Exotic fruits are common here.

Tropical fruits, the names and descriptions of which will be presented below, grow in India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and other Asian countries. From each other, they differ not only in shape and taste, but also in their names.

Well, let's talk about exotic fruits ...

What kind of dragon eye fruit

Homeland of this interesting product - China. Here it is customary to call it longan, which means “eye of the dragon”. Why is it called that? When cut in half, longan looks like an eye. The dragon's eye is a fruit that grows on a tree adapted to a tropical climate. Sometimes they are able to withstand a bit of low temperatures. This fruit is used not only in cooking, but also in Chinese medicine. The Chinese eat it fresh, dried and canned.

On top of it, the fruit is covered in brown peel, which is very thin and amenable to easy peeling. Next comes a dense white layer, and already inside, in the very center, there is a black seed. The dragon's eye is a fruit with juicy and fragrant pulp. If you make longan juice, it will perfectly quench your thirst in the sultry heat.

In restaurants, dragon eyes are served along with ice cream. Longane has vitamin C, phosphorus and calcium. Due to the high level of sugar, the fruits of the dragon's eye during the disease give strength. But to get involved in the use of this tropical fruit is clearly not worth it, as this entails an increase in body temperature. If you want to cook an exotic-tropical dessert, you need to boil the fruits of the dragon's eye and rice in sugar syrup.

Mangosteen Fruit of the Gods

Mangosteen is a fruit that has as many as 3 names: mangosteen, mangosteen and mangosteen. Interestingly, one product has been awarded as many as three items. The flesh of this exotic fruit is consumed in a state of fresh, but soft drinks and juices are made from the whole fruit. For someone who has never tried it, it is difficult to describe the taste, but it’s worth taking the word for those who claim that it is very tasty.

Despite the fact that the mangosteen peel is too hard, it has beneficial properties and is also used in the preparation of a soft drink. The juice of this exotic fruit can be canned, and then used to heal and cleanse the body. Since mangosteen is a useful and valuable tropical fruit, its cost is quite high.

On the shelves of supermarkets in Russia, he meets often. But you need to know that mangosteen is a fruit that should not be frozen. The shelf life of it is also small, so the freshness of this product in our market is in doubt. It is possible to store this fruit in the refrigerator for a maximum of 2 weeks, so it remains to hope that the mangosteen is transported and stored exclusively in suitable conditions and for no more than this period.

To enjoy the taste of the fruit, you need to work hard. And without a knife this business will not do. As soon as the thick crust is cut, lobules (4-8 pieces) of cream-colored color appear, which are covered with a blue mesh. The taste is slightly sweet and sometimes tart.

We now turn to the useful properties of mangosteen. Not every tropical fruit can boast of solar energy, which our body needs so much. The amount of antioxidants here is just off scale. Due to the property of cleansing the body and detoxify the mangosteen helps to maintain weight. This fruit is an ideal addition to the diet, it enhances the effect of any diet. And important information for ladies in age: mangosteen helps maintain youth!

How are tropical fruits useful?

Scientists believe that thanks to the special enzymes that are part of them, they help with weight loss. Tropical fruits have one common and main benefit for our body: they abound in minerals and vitamins, which are so necessary for our health. The content of vitamins C and D in them helps to strengthen the immune system. Doctors believe that such a green tropical fruit, like guava, helps strengthen the immune system in the winter.

Tropical star

Carambola is a fruit that resembles a five-, six-, and sometimes a seven-pointed star in the section. Her fruit is juicy and crunchy. They have two taste properties: sweet and sour-sweet. This fruit is considered low-calorie, as 100 g contains only 31 kcal. Carambola - a fruit consisting of 90% water and containing oxalic acid. People who suffer from kidney problems should refrain from consuming this tropical sweetness. She - the main source of vitamin C, and also contains kalorizator (organic acid). The fruits of this fruit are ideal helpers for reducing pressure, as well as assist in eliminating colic, fever and headache.

When used, look at the fact that the fruit was intact. If you want to buy sweet fruits, choose yellow fruits, because green ones have a sour taste. You can store a star fruit in the refrigerator, but not more than a month. If you have purchased unripe fruits, do not despair. Hold them for several days at room temperature, during which time they will ripen, and then you can put them in the refrigerator. You can use carambola fresh or added as an ingredient in fruit salads. To make a salad, you need to chop carambola, papaya, strawberries, then add blueberries to them and fill it with the juice of whole lemon.

Rambutan: this is exotic

Rambutan is a fruit that has not only an unusual name, but also an interesting appearance. Many people think that this fruit is grown by breeding, but this is a delusion! It grows naturally. Exotic rambutan lies in its appearance, which is more like a puffer fish. Many anglers know that this is a poisonous fish. The same poisonous and this fruit. Therefore, the seeds of an exotic plant before use must be roasted. Rambutan is a fruit with a sweet taste (sometimes with a touch of sourness) and a rather pleasant aroma. The caloric content of rambutan is high compared to a carambola - 60 kcal per 100 grams. But if you take into account the fact that the fruit is rich in minerals, fructose and vitamins, then it is quite a bit. Today rambutan is grown in Thailand, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Indonesia, India, Australia, the Caribbean and Central America.

Before eating rambutan, you need to get rid of the skin, which is inedible. In order to remove it, you need to cut the fruit with a knife or press down with a finger and, after a crack appears on the surface, split the skin in half. After that, only white flesh with a bone inside will remain in the hands. In its raw form, the bones are poisonous, and in fried it is completely edible.

Of course, rambutan is most often consumed raw, but in some countries it can be preserved like pineapple. Also from it very tasty jams, compotes and desserts turn out.

Thai women use its pulp for facial massage, they are sure that this procedure rejuvenates the skin. Eating fruits is recommended for those who want to regain their strength in a short time. It also reduces the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases. With regular consumption, the kidneys are noticeably cleaned.

When buying rambutan you need to focus on its color. The ripe fruit has a bright red peel, hairs are not prickly and slightly greenish at the ends. If the fetal hairs are dry, it means that either the fruit has begun to deteriorate or has already perepsel. Even though rambutan has a short shelf life, it is the most imported tropical fruit. But it is best to use it in countries where it grows. It is cheaper there and the taste is different.

Hellish smell and divine taste

An interesting fruit is durian. Its taste is reminiscent of cheese, cherry syrup, sweet almond cream and can cause several more incompatible associations. But the fruit is famous not for its interesting taste, but due to a specific smell. Tourists compare this smell with a mixture of spoiled onions, turpentine and smelly cheese. Therefore, the countries that grow this plant are forbidden to make durian in public places. Fruit must be eaten very quickly, as the strong smell begins to be felt within a couple of minutes after opening the fruit. And believe me, it is not easy to sustain such a “flavor”. Those who try this fruit for the first time in their lives have been impressed by the aggressive “flavor” for a long time, while lovers compare it with savory cheeses. Durian grows closer to the trunk, as it has a weight of up to 8 kilograms. Therefore, be careful: if such a fetus falls on a person, injury cannot be avoided.

It is better not to touch the pulp with your hands, since it will be difficult to get rid of the smell - better use a spoon. If you close your nose and taste tropical durian, the taste will resemble strawberries sprinkled with nut nuts. It is eaten not only fresh, but is often used as an ingredient in baking, added to ice cream or drinks, mixed with rice or served as a side dish. From May to August festivals dedicated to durian are held in Thailand. Despite its strange smell, the exotic durian will not leave anyone indifferent.

Pleasure giver

In China, litchi (or lisi) is a symbol of sensuality and love. There is a legend about the emperor of the Tang dynasty. He was so captivated by the beauty of his concubine that he ordered his servants to bring her lychee fruits as a gift, which grew over 1000 km from the imperial palace. So what is the appearance and taste of litchi? This fruit has an oval shape with a pimply skin of red color. The fruit has a light jelly-like flesh that has a sweet and at the same time astringent taste. The flesh can be easily separated from the peel. This plant grows very slowly and gives a bountiful harvest only in the first 2 summer months.

It is used in the manufacture of wines, beverages, juices, salads. And also litchi canned and used as a sweet filling for pies and other pastries. Fruit perfectly with any fish, perfectly suited as an ingredient in the preparation of sour-sweet sauces. The fruit is low in calories - 60 kcal per 100 grams. Если регулярно употреблять данный продукт, то пищеварительная система скажет вам «спасибо». Сок личи используют для изготовления прохладительных напитков, так как он обладает освежающим и тонизирующим свойством. Высокое содержание в плодах никотиновой кислоты блокирует развитие такого заболевания, как атеросклероз. Именно эта страшная болезнь вызывает осложнения в виде инсульта и инфаркта. Также желательно употреблять личи людям, страдающим анемией.

Покупая фрукт в супермаркетах, обращайте внимание на его внешний вид, а главное, на цвет кожуры. If it is dark, it means that litchi was torn off for a very long time, and its taste will resemble fermented juice. Ideally, the skin should have a bright red color, and the fruit should be slightly soft and without superficial damage. How is lychee? To begin, the fruit must be washed, then peel off (this is done fairly easily), then extract the flesh on the plate and, finally, enjoy the taste. And if you add the fruit in a glass of wine or champagne, the exotic taste you provided.

Unusual Asian Fruit

Jackfruit - a fruit that differs from other exotic brothers in its size. Fruit weight reaches 36 kg! The birthplace of jackfruit is considered to be India, only then it began to grow in some Asian countries. Not too pleasant smell contrasts with the striking taste of the fruit. Interesting taste: on the one hand, it is not too sweet, on the other - not sour. You can only use the pulp with seeds. To try it, there is no need to wait for ripening, even immature fruits have a delicate flavor. The fruit is cut like a watermelon. If it has brown spots, it means that it is either overripe or spoiled.

And in conclusion, I would like to remind you. No matter how tasty and charming these tropical fruits may seem, consume them in moderation, and consult your doctor before that. For residents of Asian countries, such exotic fruits are similar to our apples and pears, which we eat every day, but it is dangerous for an unprepared person to eat unfamiliar food. Therefore, before the trip, find out all your diseases and contraindications in the use of certain fruits.

1. Carambola

This fruit is called differently in different parts, but the most popular names are “carom”, or “carom”. You can try it on vacation in South-East Asia. Cannon is also grown in the US states of Florida and Hawaii. Yellow-green ribbed tropical fruit is known, first of all, due to its non-standard "figure". If you cut a carambola across, we get a brightly expressed star shape - a ready-made decoration for a festive table.

It tastes like an amateur. Like gooseberries with apple flavor and ... cucumber? The cannon contains so much liquid that it is better to drink than to eat. Fruits are rich in vitamin C, calcium, iron, sodium. Caloric content is only 35 kcal per 100 grams. A dream for those who want to lose weight!

Carambola © servingjoy

2. Dragonfruit, or Pitaya

If you like to grow cacti, you should at least once in the life of their fruits. Dragonfruit, or dragon fruit, or pitahaya, or pitahaya - grows on a lianoobrazny cactus in Central and South America, from where it is born, as well as in Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, the Philippines and Australia, where it has been successfully cultivated for many years. The dragon fruit looks very exotic - bright pink elongated “apple”, covered with scales, with bright-green ends. His tender flesh is a different color, each variety has its own.

The fruit of pitaya can be practically tasteless. But it is still noticeable in bright red specimens - this is an approximate mix of tastes of banana and kiwi. Pitaya pulp is very watery, rich in small bones containing tannin, an indispensable substance for good vision. Another “usefulness” of this tropical fruit is that people with diabetes can eat it without restrictions, since dragonfruit lowers blood glucose levels. True, “without limitation” is not about this exotics, since over-eating with the Pitahaya leads to diarrhea.

Dragonfruit or Pitaya

3. Guava, or Psidium

These tropical fruits, having a round or oval shape, they are from 4 to 12 cm in length, grow in the tropics of India, Mexico, Africa and in the countries of Southeast Asia. Guava smells like lemon rind, and its flesh is sweet or sweet-sour to the taste. It is recommended to use only fresh ripe fruits of psidium. They are very rich in pectin - a substance that removes toxins from the body. Immature guava is acidic and can negatively affect kidney function.

This tropical fruit is eaten with the peel, but if you bought it at a supermarket in Europe or Russia, you should still peel the guava before eating. For long-term storage, guava is treated with chemicals that will not bring any benefit to your body.

Guava, or Psidium

5. Star apple, or Cainito

These tropical fruits can be enjoyed, resting in the countries of Southeast Asia, South America, West Africa and India. They have an oval or rounded shape, up to 10 cm in diameter. The rind of a star apple is either green, purple or brown, depending on the variety. It is thin, but beneath it - a layer of the same color of a thicker and also inedible rind protecting the sweet and sticky, jelly-like juicy flesh. It tastes like our apple. If you look at Cainito in a cut, you will see his star-shaped pulp.

Only ripe fruits are tasty, they have a slightly wrinkled peel. The star apple is stored at a temperature of +2 to +8 degrees for about three weeks and easily tolerates transportation. So you can bring a couple of such overseas apples as a souvenir from a trip. Eat Cainito chilled. This is a very nutritious tropical "apples" with a high content of vitamin C.

Star apple, or Cainito. © Phillip Taylor

6. Jackfruit

The biggest fruits of the trees in the world are jackftruts. Their homeland is considered to be India and Bangladesh. There jackfruits are revered as bread, and the trees on which they grow are called Indian bread trees. They are also growing in almost all countries of Southeast Asia. Jackfruit length can vary from 20 to 90 cm (!), And its weight reaches 34 kg. Mature fruits when knocking make the same sound as our ripe watermelons. Inside, the jackfruit is divided into large lobes filled with sweet and fragrant pulp. True, there is one "but." In the bouquet of the aroma of the cut fruit, next to the pronounced notes of banana and pineapple, there is a faint smell of ... acetone.

Ripened tropical fruits are very satisfying. Carbohydrates in them up to 40%. And they are a source of vitamin A, sulfur, potassium, calcium and phosphorus. Seeds are also tasty and nutritious. They are usually roasted like chestnuts. The ripe jackfruit is consumed fresh, and the immature fruits are fried, steamed and boiled like vegetables.

Jackfruit

The longan tree grows in Taiwan and in China, in Indonesia and Vietnam, but you can enjoy its fruits while relaxing in other Asian tropical countries. For example, in Thailand it grows in the northern regions. The thin skin of longan is easily removed. Its color can vary in color from yellowish red to brown shades. The flesh of this fruit is very juicy and sweet, slightly musky. Longan grows in clusters in the trees.

It is also sold in clusters, as if we are familiar with grapes. Will buy, first try one. There are varieties more acidic or sweeter. Tastier consider not freshly picked longan, but lain for a couple of days. This fruit is an extremely rich source of magnesium, iron, potassium, phosphorus, vitamins A and C, and is considered a powerful antioxidant.

Longan. © Kriang kan

8. Rambutan

Outwardly, something resembles walnuts, but it has a hairy skin that protects the delicious and very tender flesh. Rambutan is mainly grown in Southeast Asia. The rind of its fruit is different: either red, or yellow, or white, its color depends on the variety. But, in any case, the rind is not edible.

Ripe rambutan is a rich source of carbohydrates, proteins and beta-carotene. It also contains phosphorus, calcium, copper and iron. And this tropical fruit is one of the champions in the presence of vitamin C and (so necessary for beauty) the group of vitamins B.

Rambutan © Kam Haryatie Abdul Mutalib

Langsat, or longsat grows in almost all corners of the Earth with a tropical climate. But this fruit is especially popular in Thailand, which exports it to almost all countries of the world. Externally, the fruits look "so-so", resemble young potatoes. But inside the ripe langsat is very sweet, although there are sour varieties.

Langsat is a must-have ingredient in Asian cuisine. It has a specific taste that can give non-standard shades to different dishes. It is boiled and preserved, but you can eat langsat and raw. It produces very tasty drinks. Fruits are commonly used in Thai medicine. They are rich in vitamin C, calcium and carbohydrates.

Langsat. © diamart

Papaya today is grown in almost all tropical countries, although its homeland is considered to be southern Mexico and Central America. In our supermarkets recently, she also found. However, who bought, most often evaluates this fruit as a rare rejection. At the same time papaya is one of the most delicious fruits of plants in nature! But this can be said only about ripe fruits. They are dense to the touch, have a slightly dented greenish-orange peel. On the shelves of European stores as papayas, as a rule, falls into an immature state.

And ripe it is sweet, juicy and tasty. It only has 39 calories per hundred grams! Useful properties of papaya known since antiquity. Fruits are rich in papain - a substance that helps the body extract maximum benefit from food. In addition, papaya is a source of calcium and sodium, iron and phosphorus.

Papaya

The fruit of an evergreen tree growing in tropical countries is called differently in different regions: - Lynches, Lidzhi, Lichi, Lai or Chinese plum. The crop ripens in bunches in May-June. Lychee is a red oval “plum” about 4 cm long. Its skin has sharp tubercles, and inside it is a light jelly-like mass, tasty as sweet grapes.

Fresh fruit lidzhi always bright. They darken with time and, accordingly, their taste deteriorates. Lychee peel is inedible, but easily removed with fingers. Most European tourists consider Chinese plum to be the most delicious tropical fruit. But it is valuable not only because of its excellent taste. Lychee berries contain a huge amount of B vitamins. Therefore, eating them on vacation, you have an excellent opportunity to “treat”, among other things, your nails and hair.

12. Marakuya

This tropical vine is cultivated in hot and humid countries, primarily because of its valuable juice. It is very fragrant, therefore it is added to many other juices of industrial production. Ripe passion fruit is an oval dark purple fruit from 6 to 12 cm in length. To enjoy the fragrant pulp, the fruit simply cut into two parts. Passion fruit seeds are also tasty and edible. They are often used for decoration of confectionery. Passion fruit can be stored in the refrigerator for about a week.

Due to its peculiarity, it is a very valuable food product to excrete uric acid from the body. In addition, it is an excellent antipyretic and sedative. They say one fruit for the night helps to sleep a lot after a busy tourist day. When you're in the tropics, be sure to check!

Passion fruit. © Mark Gillow

13. Mangosteen, or Mangosteen

There are tropical fruits in nature, which contain an almost complete set of vitamins and microelements, in one or another quantity that is part of all other fruits known to mankind. These include mangosteen. If you eat a couple of mangosteen fruits a day, you will fully satisfy your needs for vitamins and minerals. No wonder mangosteen is called the king of fruits.

This hybrid, to the creation of which man is not involved, is the so-called polyploid of two species of trees. Mangosteen contains not only carbohydrates, proteins, but also fats. And most importantly - it also contains 39 of 200 currently known natural antioxidants in medicine. To taste, these tropical fruits resemble strawberries, grapes, cherries and pineapples at the same time.

Mangosteen or Mangosteen

Such exotic, like durian, you need to look for all the tropics. Its fruit is huge - up to 30 cm in length and up to 8 kg in weight. It is covered with pyramidal thorns, and inside - juicy tender pulp, divided into five chambers. It is very popular at home - in the countries of Southeast Asia, Central Africa and Brazil. You certainly will not hear such contradictory reviews about the same fruit. Some people like durian's taste like a nut-cheese paste, others claim that it looks like custard, third it seems that durian tastes like a banana flavored with spices, or dried persimmon along with strawberries ... In general, try, share your opinion .

Durian is a rich source of vitamins B and C and the only one among the edible fruits containing organic sulfur. It is important to know about durians and one more thing - it has a very unpleasant smell! When fresh, it is not allowed to be taken to the hotel or to public transport. Durian is exported only dried or canned. And at least a few hours before and after eating durian, it is worth refraining from drinking alcohol. It is fraught with health complications!

Durian

Among other exotic mangoes, it seems to us less and less exotic lately. We are beginning to get used to it, as once we got used to kiwi and pineapples, because even more often you can buy mangoes in supermarkets of large cities in Russia and the near abroad. In India and Pakistan, where the mango comes from, this tree is considered a national symbol. Cultivate this culture in almost all countries with tropical climates. 300 types of mangoes have been developed, 35 varieties of which are grown commercially.

Therefore, it is difficult to assert the ripeness of this tropical fruit by its color, the color of the fruit depends on their variety. Mangoes are eaten and immature, many people like even more ripe fruits. If desired, the mango can be put in a dark place with room temperature and the fruit will “reach the desired condition” in a week. The main difference between mango and all other fruits is that its fruits are rich in essential amino acids that a person can receive only from food. And carotene in it is five times more than in tangerines! Well and, by itself, the whole complex of vitamins and microelements is also available. By the way, some nutritionists believe the mango-milk diet is the most balanced.

Mango

But, we hope, you will not lose weight on vacation ... Therefore, remember that mango, first of all, is simply very, very tasty!

Attention! Write in the comments to the article, which of these tropical fruits have you tried? Which ones did you like and which ones didn't? What does the taste of this or that fruit look like?

Other fruits

About the rest of the fruits we tell in our book "Asian exotic. 30 fruits that you definitely need to try in Asia". In order to receive it (for free), simply follow this link, enter your e-mail, and in a few minutes the link to download the book will come to you in the mail.

From the book you will learn about the following tropical fruits:

Baile (Woody Apple)

Tough-skinned fruit. Only a hammer will help to divide it in half. On sale more often presented to the cut. The pulp with villi, yellow, irritates the throat. To see the sale will succeed in India, Pakistan, Indonesia, Sri Lanka.

The taste of the fruit resembles borsch with mayonnaise and sour cream. The smell is specific. Brushing is to release from the crust. Offer a wonder can on the island of Borneo from the Malaysian side.

Banana pink


A miniature look the size of up to 8 centimeters with a thick skinned. The skin of ripened pink bananas bursts, revealing pulp with many seeds. Unpretentious plant that can be grown even at home. It is widespread throughout many warm countries.

Berry with black color and neutral taste (not sweet and not sour), similar to lingonberries. It looks like blueberries. There is an opportunity to try in the countries of the northern hemisphere - Korea, Japan, Canada, the USA, China and even Russia.

Guanabana (soursop)

Fruit weighing from 3 to 7 pounds. The form is round, oval. The green surface of the soursop is covered with soft bells. Inside it is white, soft, and tastefully reminiscent of sour and sour juice. Ripe fruit is pressed through with a finger. Meals will turn out in the Bahamas, in Mexico, Peru, Argentina.

Imbe (African Mango)

Exotic tree with orange fruit. The size is small - up to 3 centimeters. The taste is bright, rich, sweet and sour. It has a coloring effect. You can try in Africa.

Fruit pear-shaped and blue-violet. Weight varies within 80 grams and 8 centimeters in diameter. The skin can be eaten. The taste is juicy, watery, reminiscent of strawberries with an admixture of black currant. You can eat in the countries of the Mediterranean, Crimea and Central Asia.

Spanish Lime (Giseps)

Similar to the usual lime only form. It looks light green, the peel is not edible, pleasantly sweet inside with a bone. You can eat by removing the tip of the peel and squeezing. It is found in Venezuela, Ecuador, Colombia.

Yellow-green star-shaped fruit. Has a smooth peel, used in food. The taste is bright, with notes of a flower, like an apple. Inside there are seeds that are edible. You can see on the shelves of Thailand and Indonesia.

Oblong fruit bright yellow. The ripened fruit is covered with yellow-orange horns and inside is bright green. В разрезе похож на огурец. Вкус – это сочетание дыни, авокадо, банана и огурца. Едят мякоть, разрезая фрукт словно арбуз. Попробовать можно в Новой Зеландии, Африке, Чили, Израиле.

Похож на волосатую картошку снаружи и крыжовник внутри. Размер до 80 грамм и 7 сантиметров. Мякоть варьируется от желтого до зеленого цвета со съедобными черными семечками. Выбирать следует мягкие, ровные плоды. Вкус похож на клубничный. Страны выращивания: Чили, Италия, Греция, Краснодарский край России.

Круглый, крупный плод, достигающий 3 килограммов. According to the degree of maturity is divided into young and overripe. The young coconut has a delicate skin, juicy flesh and milk / juice inside the shell. Overripe coconuts have a fleecy surface, a turbid liquid inside and a hard inside. The latter are found in countries of origin. Growing countries: Thailand, Vietnam, India.

China's exotic fruits are predominantly. Small citrus 2-4 centimeters in length. Inside have inedible bones. Eaten with skin. The taste is similar to orange, but more sour. You can also try in Japan and Southeast Asia.

Fruit melon shape. Covered with a red-brown hard crust. The inside is white, sweet and sour with seeds. The most delicious is the fruit itself left the tree. Trees are located in Brazil, Mexico, Colombia.

Fruit in the form of a cucumber outside and corn inside. The ripe color of the fruit is bright yellow. Inside the fiery orange pulp. The taste is juicy, sweet, with sour notes. Contains a lot of water. Grows in Bolivia, Uruguay, Colombia, Argentina.

It looks similar to longan, but has a brighter taste and smell. Ripe litchi is distinguished by its red color. Transparent smooth flesh has a sweet taste. Contains inedible bone. Where to eat: China, Cambodia, Indonesia, Thailand.

It looks like a longan. It is distinguished by a larger size and yellowish skin color. Delicacy inside is similar in shape to garlic. Taste is specific, sweet-sour. The peel is inedible, but useful. You can find in the markets of Thailand.

Mamea (Mammeya)

Similar to apricot in appearance and taste of the pulp. Larger size - up to 20 centimeters in diameter. The peel is light brown. Berry has one to four bones. Hue taste goes to mango. Place offer: Ecuador, Mexico, Colombia, Venezuela.

Popular large fruit of tropical countries. It is better to cut the fruit with a knife - remove the skin and bone. The color of the fruit varies with the degree of ripeness - from green to orange-red. Taste gathered notes of melon, rose, peach and apricot. Growing countries: Myanmar, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam.

It looks like a persimmon, only the color is dark purple. The skin is thick and inedible. Inside - garlic cloves with a unique sweet-sour taste. Mature fruit elastic and without dents. Mangosteen peel juice does not wash off. Places to sample: Cambodia, Vietnam, Philippines, Myanmar, Thailand.

Fruits of various coloring from yellow to violet. The size in diameter of 8 centimeters. Ripe fruit covered with wrinkled skin. The pulp is the same rainbow, depending on the variety, similar to sweet and sour jelly with bones. Is an aphrodisiac. It grows in Vietnam, India, Cuba and the Dominican Republic.

Fruit elongated shape. The peel is covered with spikes, the degree of maturity is determined by their hardness. Inside white fruit with bone. Taste ranges from sweet ice cream to light marshmallow. Perishable, not subject to transportation. Grows in Australia, Malaysia and the Philippines.

Perishable fruit that can ferment. The effect also affects animals. Fruits are small, yellow, with a stone. Fresh with a light aroma and not sweet to the taste. You can meet only in Africa.

Small fruits of yellow, orange and red shades. Grow up to 5 centimeters. The thin skin conceals transparent slices of fresh sweet taste. Fruit bone is bitter and firmly attached to the pulp. You can find it in India, China, Thailand, Vietnam.

Sunny orange small fruit with brown bones. Unripe taste reminds persimmon - tart and viscous. Ripe has the aroma and taste of blueberries. Native fruit home: Egypt, Dominican Republic, Crimea, Abkhazia, southern Russia.

Naranhilla

Fruit shaped like cherry tomatoes. Hairy fruit on the degree of maturity passes through the stages from green to bright orange. Taste - strawberry-pineapple with notes of mango. Grows in Panama, Peru, Ecuador, Costa Rica.

Noyna (sugar apple)

A fruit that has the size of an average apple and a kind of green cone. The internal component is soft, sweet, pleasant to the taste. Shredding is complicated by uneven, inedible peel. Maturity of the fetus is determined by its softness. But do not be zealous - the fruit is fragile and can fall apart when checked. Place of growth - Thailand.

The fruit forms a convex potato green. The smell of the fruit is specific - spoiled blue cheese. The taste is not happy - bitter. But at home, he is considered very useful and healing. Noni is the basis of the diet of the poor in southeast Asia. You can meet in Australia and Malaysia.

Cylinder shaped fruit. Color from unripe green to mature yellow-orange. The size comes to 20 centimeters. It is more convenient to buy a cut. The taste is a melon-pumpkin mixture. Growing places: Bali, India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Indonesia.

Exotic fruits from Egypt. Large - up to 700 grams. Painted in different shades of yellow with lilac stripes. Inside are seeds that are edible. It should choose a ripe fruit - it is delicate, soft, with a melon note. The skin is removed - it is possible, but it is unpleasant to eat. You can also try in Peru, Turkey, New Zealand.

Oblong fruit bright color (pink, burgundy, yellow). The surface is scaly. You can brush on the principle of a grapefruit or cut and eat with a spoon. Inside, the flesh is clear, white or reddish, sprinkled with small grains. It grows in Sri Lanka, the Philippines, in Malaysia, China, Vietnam.

Small brown fruits with a diameter of up to 13 centimeters. Inside have a few unusable grains. The inside is white with a tropical flavor and aroma. It is used as a base for sherbet and jelly. Habitat: Paraguay, Colombia, Brazil.

Citrus orange and grapefruit. It has a large size, reaching up to 10 pounds. The rind is thick, fleshy, green. The flesh is in the film slices, which are bitter. The taste is less juicy than that of grapefruit. Mature should be chosen for a bright citrus smell. You can eat in Tahiti, India, China, Japan.

Red-purple fleecy fruit. You can open, twisting with two hands in different directions. Inside transparent, with a bright taste. Untreated pips are poisonous. The ripeness depends on the brightness of the color of the fruit. Buy offered in the Philippines, Indonesia, India, Thailand.

Sugar palm (Cambodian palm)

Fruit "female" trees. The pulp of the fruit is packed far inside, transparent white. It has refreshing properties. It is the basis for Thai sweet ice. Distributed in Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines.

Plum Natal

The fruit of this tree is the only part of the bush that does not harm people. The branches and leaves are unfit for consumption and contain poison. The color of plums is bright pink with a wrinkled texture, and the taste is sweet. Suitable for use in baking as a filling. Homeland - South Africa.

Berry in the form of an oval with dimensions of up to 5 centimeters in diameter. Skin color options: yellow, burgundy, purple. The peel is unhealthy, peeled off with a knife. Currant flavor with notes of tomato. Smell - bright fruit. Located in Peru, Brazil, Ecuador, Bolivia, Chile.

It looks like a pod of beans with light brown skin. Used in the preparation of sweets and sauces for meat. The flesh is dark brown with a spicy sweet-sour taste. It has bones. You can try in Sudan, Thailand, Cameroon, Australia, Panama.

Green fruit with a tail on top. Weight reaches 45 grams, up to 5 centimeters. The peel is thin with an ambiguous taste, sour and causes a viscosity in the mouth. It is recommended to peel the fruit from the skin or cut it in half and eat with a spoon. The color of the pulp varies from cream to burgundy (the latter speaks about the deterioration of the product). The taste is fresh, tropical, with strawberry notes. It grows in South America, Georgia, Abkhazia, in the Caucasus.

Black Zapot (Chocolate Pudding)

A variety of persimmon dark green. The flesh takes on almost black color with brown seeds. The taste of chocolate pudding is sweet and bright. The size comes to 13 centimeters in length. The birthplace of the product is Guatemala, Brazil, Southern Mexico.

The shape is similar to bell pepper. Light varies from green to red. Inside is white flesh. The taste is sweet, watery. Good thirst quencher. It is not exposed to cleaning, has no seeds. It grows in Sri Lanka, in Colombia, India, Thailand.

Small fruits up to 6 centimeters. Smooth, green with brown spots. I have a sweet apple flavor and tropical flavor. Delicious fruits - dense, not hard. Peel is edible, bone is not. It is found in Japan, China, Thailand, in the Caucasus.

Durian

The fruits of durian - “fruit with the taste of paradise and the smell of hell” - are irregular oval in shape, with very sharp spines. Under the skin is a sticky pulp with a unique taste. The "king of fruit" has a strong ammonium odor, how strong it is that durians are forbidden to be transported on airplanes and brought into hotel rooms, as evidenced by the relevant posters and signs at the entrance. Thailand's most fragrant and most exotic fruit is very rich in vitamins and nutrients.

A few rules for those who want to taste (not to try!) Durian:

  • Do not try to choose the fruit yourself, especially in the off season. Ask about this seller, let him divide and pack it in a transparent film. Or find the already packed fruit in the supermarket.
  • Lightly press down the flesh. It should not be elastic, but it is easy to wash it under your fingers, like butter. The elastic flesh already smells unpleasant.
  • It is undesirable to combine with alcohol, since the pulp of durian acts on the body as a stimulant of enormous strength. Thais believe that durian warms the body, and a Thai proverb says that durian's “heat” can be moderated with mangosteen's coolness.

Where to try: Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Cambodia.

Season: from April to September, depending on the region.

Mangosteen (Mangosteen)

Other names are mangosteen, mangosteen. It is a delicate fruit with thick purple skin and round leaves at the cutting. The white flesh resembles a peeled orange and has a hard-to-taste sweet-and-sour taste. Inside the mangosteen there are six or softer white lobules: the more of them, the less seeds. To choose the right mangosteen, you need to take the most purple fruit in your hand and gently squeeze: the skin should not be hard, but not very soft. If the skin is lined unevenly in different places, the fetus is already dead. You can open the fruit by making a hole in the peel with a knife and fingers. Do not try to pick up the lobules: the flesh is so tender that you just crush it. Well tolerated transportation.

Where to try: Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, India, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Colombia, Panama, Costa Rica.

Season: from mid-April to mid-October.

Jackfruit

Other names are Indian Breadfruit, Eve. It is a large fruit with a thick, spiky yellow-green skin. The flesh is yellow, sweet, with an unusual smell and taste of pear varieties "duchess". Segments are separated from each other and sold in bags. The ripe pulp is eaten fresh, the immature are cooked. Jackfruit mixed with other fruits, added to ice cream, coconut milk. Seeds are edible boiled.

Where to try: Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Cambodia, Singapore.

Season: from January to August, depending on the region.

Lychee

Other names - Litchi, Chinese plum. A heart-shaped or round fruit grows in clusters. Under the bright red skin - white transparent flesh, juicy and sweet to the taste. In the off season in Asian countries these tropical fruits Sold in canned form or in plastic bags.

Where to try: Thailand, Cambodia, Indonesia, Australia, China.

Season: from May to July.

Mango

One of the most popular fruits in all tropical countries. Fruits are large, ovate, elongated or spherical in shape. The flesh is yellow and orange, juicy, sweet. The smell of mango resembles the aroma of apricot, rose, melon, lemon. The immature fruits of green are also eaten as food - they are eaten with salt and pepper. It is convenient to clean the fruit with a sharp knife.

Where to try: Philippines, India, Thailand, Indonesia, Myanmar, Vietnam, China, Pakistan, Mexico, Brazil, Cuba.

Season: year-round, the peak in Thailand is from March to May, in Vietnam in winter and spring, in Indonesia from September to December.

Papaya

Large fruit with yellow-green skin. Cylindrical fruits of exotic fruits reach 20 centimeters in length. To taste - something between a melon and a pumpkin. Mature papaya has a bright orange extraordinarily tender flesh, which is pleasant to eat and which helps digestion. Unripe papaya is added to a spicy Thai salad (som there), it is fried, meat is stewed with it.

Where to try: India, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Bali, Indonesia, Philippines, Mexico, Brazil, Colombia.

Season: all year round.

Longan

Other names are lam-yai, "dragon's eye." It is a round, brown fruit, similar to small potatoes. Very sweet and juicy, it has a lot of calories. Easily removable peel covers the transparent white or pink flesh, close in consistency to the jelly. In the heart of the fruit is a large black bone. Longan is good for health, but you shouldn’t eat a lot at once: it will lead to an increase in body temperature.

Where to try: Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, China.

Season: from mid-June to mid-September.

Rambutan

Rambutan is one of the most famous. tropical fruits, which is characterized by "increased hairiness". Under the red fleecy skin lies a white translucent flesh with a sweet taste. To get to it, you need to "twist" the fruit in the middle. Fruits are eaten fresh or canned with sugar. Raw seeds are poisonous, and roasted are harmless. When choosing you need to be guided by color: the pinker, the better.

Where to try: Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, India, partly Colombia, Ecuador, Cuba.

Season: from mid-April to mid-October.

Pitaya (Pitaya)

Other names are pitahaya, lun yang, “dragon fruit”, “dragonfruit”. This is the fruit of the cactus from the genus Hylocereus (sweet pitahaya). Very handsome in appearance: hot pink, the size of a large apple, slightly elongated. The peel is covered with large scales, the edges are green. If you remove the skin (as in the case of an orange), inside you can see dense white, red or purple flesh with many small bones. Good in fruit cocktails with lime.

Where to try: Vietnam, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, China, Taiwan, partly Japan, USA, Australia, Israel.

Season: all year round.

Carambola (Carambola)

Other names - “tropical stars”, starfruit, camrack. Its yellow or green fruit size and shape resemble sweet pepper. On the cut, they have the shape of a star - hence the name. Ripe fruits - juicy, with a light floral taste, not very sweet. In unripe fruits there is a lot of vitamin C. They are good in salads and cocktails, they do not need to be cleaned.

Where to try: Borneo island, Thailand, Indonesia.

Season: all year round.

Pomelo

This fruit has a lot of names - pomelo, pamela, pompelmus, Chinese grapefruit, sheddok, etc. The citrus fruit is like a huge grapefruit with white, pink or yellow flesh, which, however, is much sweeter. It is widely used in cooking and cosmetology. The smell is the best guideline when buying: the stronger it is, the more concentrated, rich and fresh the pomelo will be.

Where to try: Malaysia, China, Japan, Vietnam, India, Indonesia, Tahiti Island, Israel, USA.

Season: all year round.

Guava

Other names are guiava, guayava. Round, oblong or pear-shaped fruit (4 to 15 centimeters) with white flesh and hard yellow seeds. Edible from the skin to the seed. When ripe, the fruit turns yellow, and it is eaten with the skin to improve digestion and stimulate the heart. Immature it is eaten as a green mango, sprinkling with spices and salt.

Where to try: Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Egypt, Tunisia.

Season: all year round.

Sapodilla (Sapodilla)

Other names are zapotilla, woody potato, ahra, chiku. Fruit that looks like a kiwi or plum. The ripe fruit has a milky caramel flavor. Sapodilla can be a little "knit", like a persimmon. Most often it is used for the preparation of desserts and salads. Unripe fruits are used in cosmetology and traditional medicine.

Where to try: Vietnam, Thailand, Philippines, Cambodia, Malaysia, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, USA (Hawaii).

Season: from September to December.

Sugar Apple (Sugar Apple)

Very useful pale green fruit. Under the pronounced hilly skin of the marsh-green color there is a sweet, fragrant flesh and bones the size of beans. Aroma with subtle coniferous notes. Ripe fruits are moderately soft to the touch, immature - hard, overripe fall apart in the hands. Serves as the basis of Thai ice cream.

Where to try: Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia, Australia, China.

Season: from June to September.

Chompoo

Other names are rose apple, Malabar plum. The shape resembles sweet pepper. Happens both pink, and light green color. The flesh is white, dense. It is not necessary to clean it, no bones. The taste does not stand out much and resembles more slightly sweetened water. But when cooled, these tropical fruits quench thirst well.

Where to try: Индия, Малайзия, Таиланд, Шри-Ланка, Колумбия.

Сезон: круглый год.

Аки, или блигия вкусная, имеет грушевидную форму с красно-желтой или оранжевой кожурой. После полного созревания плод лопается, и наружу выходит кремовая мякоть с большими глянцевыми семенами. Это самые опасные экзотические фрукты мира: незрелые (нераскрывшиеся) плоды сильно ядовиты из-за высокого содержания токсинов. They can be eaten only after special treatment, such as long boiling. Aki tastes like a walnut. In West Africa, soap is made from the peel of immature fruits, and the pulp is used for fishing.

Where to try: USA (Hawaii), Jamaica, Brazil, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Australia.

Season: from January to March and from June to August.

Ambarella

Other names - apple citer, yellow plum, polynesian plum, mombin sweet. Oval fruits of golden color with a thin rigid peel are collected in clusters. Inside is a crispy, juicy, yellow flesh and hard bone with spines. It tastes like a cross between pineapple and mango. Mature fruits are eaten raw, juices, preserves, marmalade are prepared from them, the unripe ones are used as a side dish, added to soups.

Where to try: Indonesia, India, Malaysia, the Philippines, Fiji, Australia, Jamaica, Venezuela, Brazil, Suriname.

Season: from July to August.

Bam Balan (Bambangan)

Winner in the nomination "The most native taste". Bam-balan reminds borsch with sour cream or mayonnaise. The fruit is oval-shaped, dark in color, the smell is a little harsh. To get to the pulp, you just need to remove the skin. Fruit is also added to the side dishes.

Where to try: Borneo Island (Malaysian part).

Salak

Other names are sala, Baltic herring, rakum, and snake fruit. Round or oblong small fruits grow in clusters. Color - red or brown. The peel is covered with small spines and is easily removed with a knife. Inside are three sweet segments. Taste is saturated, sweet-sour, reminds either a persimmon, or a pear.

Where to try: Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia.

Season: all year round.

Bael

Other names are woody apple, stone apple, quince bengal. When ripe, the gray-green fruit becomes yellow or brown. The rind is dense, just like a walnut, and it is impossible to reach it without a hammer, so the pulp itself is most often sold on the markets. It is yellow, with fleecy seeds, divided into segments. Bail is eaten fresh or dried. Tea and drink Sharbat is also made from it. Fruit has an irritating effect on the throat, causing tickling, so the first experience of interacting with bail can be unsuccessful.

Where to try: India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand.

Season: from November to December.

Kiwano

Also - horned melon, African cucumber, horned cucumber. When ripe, the shell is covered with yellow thorns, and the flesh acquires a rich green color. Oblong fruits do not peel, but cut like a melon or a watermelon. The taste is a cross between banana, melon, cucumber, kiwi and avocado. In other words, it can be added to both sweet and spicy dishes, as well as pickled. Unripe fruits are also edible.

Where to try: Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Chile, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Israel, USA (California).

Season: all year round.

Tamarind

Tamarind, or tamarind, belongs to the legume family, but is also used as a fruit. Curved fruit up to 15 centimeters in length with brown skin and sour-sweet pulp. It is used as a spice, is part of the famous Worcestershire sauce and is used to prepare snacks, desserts and various beverages. Sweets are made from ripe dried tamarind. As a souvenir, tourists bring home meat sauce and syrup for cocktails based on Indian dates.

Where to try: Thailand, Australia, Sudan, Cameroon, Oman, Colombia, Venezuela, Panama.

Season: from October to February.

Marula (Marula)

Fresh marula is found exclusively on the African continent, and all because after ripening the fruits begin to ferment in a matter of days. It turns out such a low-alcohol drink (you can find elephants "intoxicated" from marula). Ripe fruits of yellow color, in appearance resemble plum. The flesh is white, with a hard bone. Until the fermentation process begins, it has a pleasant aroma and unsweetened taste.

Where to try: South Africa (Mauritius, Madagascar, Zimbabwe, Botswana, etc.)

Season: since March.

Kumquat

Other names are Japanese orange, fortunella, kinkan, golden apple. The fruits are small, similar, indeed, to mini-oranges, the crust is very thin. Edible whole, excluding the bones. It tastes slightly sour orange and smells like lime.

Where to try: China, Japan, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, Greece (Corfu), USA (Florida).

Season: May to June, available all year round.

Citron (Citron)

Other names are Buddha's hand, cedrata, Corsican lemon. The trivial content lies behind the external originality: oblong fruits - almost a continuous skin that resembles lemon in taste, and violet by smell. It can only be used for making compotes, jellies and candied fruits. Often the hand of the Buddha is planted in a pot as an ornamental plant.

Where to try: China, Japan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, India.

Season: from October to December.

Pepino Dulce

Also - sweet cucumber, melon pear. Formally, this is a berry, although it is very large. Fruits are diverse, come in different sizes, shapes and colors, some have bright yellow color with red or purple strokes. The pulp tastes like melon, pumpkin and cucumber. Overripe pepino tasteless, as well as unripe.

Where to try: Peru, Chile, New Zealand, Turkey, Egypt, Cyprus, Indonesia.

Season: all year round.

Mamea (Mamey)

Other names - sapot. The fruit is small, round. Inside - the orange pulp, to taste, as you might guess, reminds apricot. It is added to cakes and pies, preserved, and jelly is made from unripe fruits.

Where to try: Colombia, Mexico, Ecuador, Venezuela, Antilles, USA (Florida, Hawaii), Southeast Asia.

Soursop

Also - Annona, guanabana, graviola. One of the largest tropical fruits on the planet: the weight of the fruit can reach 7 kilograms. Fruits are oval or heart-shaped, the skin is hard, covered with soft spines. The flesh is creamy white, to taste - like lemonade, with a pleasant sourness. Used for the preparation of cocktails, juices, mashed potatoes, sherbet and ice cream. Black seeds are poisonous.

Where to try: Bermuda, Bahamas, Mexico, Peru, Argentina.

Season: all year round.

Other names - Indian mulberry, cheese fruit, pork apple. The fruit is about the size of a potato or large plum, the skin is translucent. When ripe, the noni of green becomes yellow and almost white. Noni has a sharp aroma and bitter taste, which is why it is sometimes called “emetic fruit”. Popular rumor ascribes noni properties to cure almost half of the diseases, and some call it the most useful exotic fruit.

Where to try: Malaysia, Polynesia, Australia, Southeast Asia.

Season: all year round.

Jaboticaba (Jabuticaba)

Also - jaboticaba, Brazilian grape tree. Fruits, in appearance as grapes or currant berries, grow in clusters on the trunks and main branches. Bitter peel. From the pulp make juices, alcoholic beverages, jellies, marmalade.

Where to try: Brazil, Paraguay, Bolivia, Argentina, Uruguay, Panama, Peru, Colombia, Cuba, Philippines.

Season: from April to the end of October.

Curuba (Curuba)

Unripe green fruits clearly resemble cucumbers, only larger ones. When ripe, they become bright yellow. The orange-brown flesh is sourish, aromatic, with small seeds. Kuruba perfectly quenches thirst. Pulp make juice, jam, jelly, wine, salads.

Where to try: Bolivia, Colombia, Uruguay, Argentina, Ecuador, Peru, India, New Zealand.

Season: all year round, in India and New Zealand from March to November.

Cupuaçu

Juicy and fragrant fruits are shaped like a melon, 25 centimeters in length, 12 centimeters in width. The skin is slightly firm, red-brown. The flesh is white, sour-sweet, the seeds are located in five nests. It is eaten fresh and is used to make juices, yoghurts, liqueurs, jams, sweets and chocolate. It is believed that the most delicious cupuass is the one that itself fell to the ground.

Where to try: Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, Colombia.

Season: all year round.

Marang

Maranga fruits are elongated, thick peel covered with thorns that harden as they mature. Inside - white lobules with seeds, there are quite large, with a third of the palm. Taste each describes in its own way. So, some believe that it resembles a ice cream in a waffle cup, others - that of marshmallow. Others cannot describe their feelings at all. Marang do not export, because it instantly deteriorates. If the dents are not straightened when pressed, it is urgent to eat it. If the fetus is slightly squeezed, it must be allowed to lie down for a couple of days. Marang is usually eaten fresh, but also used in desserts and cocktails. Seeds are fried or boiled.

Where to try: Philippines, Brunei, Malaysia, Borneo Island, Australia.

Season: from August to the end of April.

Fruits of Thailand

Fruits sell year-round, although during off-season mangosteen, for example, is not very common, and pineapples are twice as expensive. You can buy in the markets, from street trays, from traders with mobile carts.

Pineapple, banana, guava, jackfruit, durian, melon, carambola, coconut, lychee, longan, longkong, mango, mangostin, tangerine, maple, noyana, papaya, pitaya, pomelo, rambutan, Baltic herring, sapodilla, tamarind, jujube.

Vietnam fruit

Vietnam, one of the largest suppliers of fruit in the world market, can be a serious competitor even to Thailand. Most fruits in the south of Vietnam. During off-season, prices for especially exotic fruits can grow by 2–3 times.

Avocado, Pineapple, Watermelon, Banana, Guava, Jackfruit, Durian, Melon, Star Apple, Green Orange, Carambola, Coconut, Lychee, Longan, Mango, Mangosteen, Mandarin, Passion Fruit, Dairy Apple, Mombin, Noina, Papaya, Pitahaya, Rambutan , rose apple, sapodilla, tangerine, citron.

India Fruits

India is located in several climatic zones at once, which creates favorable conditions for the cultivation of fruits characteristic of both tropical and temperate zones (high mountains). On the shelves you can meet familiar apples, peaches and grapes and exotic coconuts, papaya and sapodilla.

Avocado, pineapple, anonna, watermelon, banana, guava, guava, jackfruit, fig, carambola, coconut, mango, tangerine, passion fruit, papaya, sapodilla, tamarind.

Egypt fruits

Crop in Egypt is collected in spring and autumn, so the "season" of fruit is almost always here. The exception is the border periods, for example, early spring, when the "winter" fruits have already moved away, and the "summer" only on the way.

Apricot, quince, orange, watermelon, banana, grapes, pomegranate, grapefruit, pear, guava, cantaloupe, figs, cantaloupe, carambola, kiwi, red banana, lemon, mango, grape, medlar, pepino, peach, pitaya, pomelo, sugar apple, physalis, date, persimmon.

Fruits in Cuba

Unlike Egypt, the seasons in Cuba are much more pronounced. All year round you can buy pineapples, oranges, bananas, guavas, papayas. In July and August, the most delicious mangoes, in summer the season of mamonchilo, cherimoy, carambola and avocado also starts, in the spring - coconuts, watermelons, grapefruits.

Avocado, pineapple, Annona, orange, banana, Barbados cherry, grapefruit, guava, Kaimito, carambola, coconut, lime, lemon, mamonchillo, mango, passion fruit, papaya, sapodilla, tamarind, cherimoya.

Fruits in Dominicana

In tropical Dominicana, many fruits are predictable: from the most familiar ones like bananas and pineapples to exotic ones - granadilla, mamonchillo and sapot.

Avocado, pineapple, annona, watermelon, banana, granadilla, pomegranate, grapefruit, guanabana, cantaloupe, kaimito, kiwi, coconut, mamonchillo, mammon, mango, passion fruit, sea grape, loquat, noni, papaya, pitahaya, sapota.

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