Exotic Fruit Wiki

Custard apple, also known as seetaphal in India, is a subtropical fruit belonging to the Annonacea tree family. The fruit is sweet with a creamy and granular textured flesh, surrounded by seeds.

The skin of the fruit is tough and thin, mostly black and green in colour. The fruit has many health benefits including excellent sources of natural antioxidant vitamin C for a better immune system and is an exceptional source of energy, replenishing energy levels.

Carambola also is known as starfruit it  has a thin, waxy skin that is orange-yellow in colour. When ripe these juicy fruits are yellow inside and have a crisp texture with distinctive ridges down its sides and when cut in cross-section it resembles a star hence its name. Carambolas when ripe are sweet to taste without being overwhelming, as they rarely have no more than 4% sugar content. The taste is difficult to compare but has been compared to a mix of grape, pear, apple and citrus family fruits. Unripe carambola is firmer sour and taste like green apples.

Carambola is one of the very low-calorie exotic fruits when compared to other popular tropical fruits.

The taste is difficult to compare but has been compared to a mix of grape, pear, apple and citrus family fruits. Unripe carambola is firmer sour and taste like green apples. Carambola is one of the very low-calorie exotic fruits when compared to other popular tropical fruits.

Mangos have fragrant sweetness smell that is rich in flavour and has a succulent texture. They are one of the most popular tropical fruits, nutritionally rich and have health promoting qualities.

Mangoes generally sweet, although the taste and texture of the flesh vary across cultivars; some have a soft, pulpy texture like an overripe plum, while others are firmer, like a cantaloupe or avocado, and some may have a fibrous texture. Mangoes are low in calories and contain beneficial nutrients.

Aloe Vera is a plant species of the genus Aloe. Grown in tropical climates around the world and is cultivated for agricultural and medicinal used. The leaves hold a gooey translucent gel that has antiviral and antibacterial properties with the ability to help treat everything from constipation to diabetes.

 

As it’s rich in anti-oxidants its helps cut out free radicals in the body to boost your immunity system and is also a good source of protein to help muscle development gives you copious amounts of energy.

Maracuya also known as passion fruit. Its a sweet, seedy fruit either yellow or dark purple at maturity, with a soft to firm exterior and juicy interior filled with numerous seeds. There are distinct varieties of passion fruit which include the Golden Passion Fruit.

It can grow up to the size of a grapefruit and has a milder sweeter taste than that of the purple passion fruit, which in variety is smaller than a lemon and has a richer aroma and flavour. Passion fruit is a good source of nutrients, especially vitamin C, vitamin A and Fibre.

There are many variations of Dragon fruit; Pitaya Blanca or white-fleshed pitaya has red-skinned fruit with white flesh. This is the most commonly seen “dragon fruit”.

 

 

Pitaya Roja or red-fleshed pitaya, also known as Hylocereus polyrhizus has red-skinned fruit with red flesh.

The fruit has a very refreshing flavour and is slightly sweet the taste is somewhat bland considering the elaborate skin the fruit has.Dragon fruit is a good source of calcium, fibre, and vitamin C that is low in calories

Papayas are Lusciously sweet with musky undertones with a soft, butter-like consistency, called the “fruit of the angels” by Christopher Columbus. While there is a slight seasonal peak in early summer and fall, papaya trees produce fruit year-round.

Papaya is rich sources of antioxidant nutrients which include vitamin C and B Vitamins that help promote the health of the cardiovascular system. Papayas are globular or pear-shaped fruits with flesh a rich orange colour with either pink or yellow hue.

Coconut a very indispensable and versatile food item for most people under the tropical belt. It is rich in calories, vitamins, and minerals.

A medium-sized nut carrying 400g edible meat and some 30-150 ml of water may provide almost all the daily-required essential minerals, vitamins, and energy of an average-sized individual. It’s a sweet delicious kernel and healthy ingredient that can be used safely as food.

Is the fruit of Annona muricata, a broadleaf, flowering, evergreen tree. The exact origin is unknown; it is native to the tropical regions of the Americas and is widely propagated. It is in the same genus, Annona, as cherimoya and is in the Annonaceae family.

The flavour of the fruit has been described as a combination of strawberry and pineapple, with sour citrus flavour notes contrasting with an underlying creamy flavour reminiscent of coconut or banana. Soursop is widely promoted (sometimes as “graviola”) as an alternative cancer treatment. There is, however, no medical evidence that it is effective

The persimmon (sometimes spelt persimon), range from light yellow-orange to dark red-orange depending on the species and variety. They similarly vary in size and in shape the varieties may be spherical, acorn-, or pumpkin-shaped. The ripe fruit has a high glucose content. The protein content is low, but it has a balanced protein profile. Persimmon fruits have been put to various medicinal and chemical uses. Like the tomato, persimmons are not popularly considered to be berries, but in terms of botanical morphology, the fruit is, in fact, a berry.

Persimmons are delicious and exotic fruits that do more than serve as a sweet and tasty treat; they have a wealth of health benefits packed inside them, including their ability to improve eye health, reduce signs of aging, prevent various types of cancer, improve digestion, boost your immune system, lower cholesterol, increase your metabolism, strengthen your bones, boost cognitive function, lower blood pressure, and take care of your skin. Furthermore, they can help your body heal faster, aid in weight loss, reduce inflammation and increase blood circulation throughout the body.

Guavas are rich in dietary fibre and vitamin C, with moderate levels of folic acid. Having a generally broad, low-calorie profile of essential nutrients, and a single common guava (P. guajava) fruit contains about four times the amount of vitamin C as an orange. However, nutrient content varies across guava cultivars. Although the strawberry guava (P. littorale var. cattleianum) has only 25% of the amount found in more common varieties, its total vitamin C content in one serving (90 mg) still provides 100% of the Dietary Reference Intake.

They have a pronounced and typical fragrance, similar to lemon rind but less sharp. The outer skin may be rough, often with a bitter taste, or soft and sweet. Varying between species, the skin can be any thickness, is usually green before maturity, but becomes yellow, maroon, or green when ripe. The pulp inside may be sweet or sour and off-white (“white” guavas) to deep pink (“red” guavas). The seeds in the central pulp vary in number and hardness, depending on species.

The Yellow Pitahaya is a stunningly beautiful fruit with an intense colour and shape. Its consumption helps the digestive system to work well. It contains diuretic properties thanks to its fiber, minerals, vitamins and water content (80%). It is rich in Vitamin C and antioxidants.

Its flavour is very sweet, delicate and fresh, leaving a refreshingly taste in the mouth. It is a lot sweeter than the dragon fruit. (13%-16% brix level) Also interesting is the fact that 100 grams of fruit contain no more than 50 calories.  Highly recommended for diets and people wanting to loose weight.

It is very easy to consume, just cut in half and eat with a spoon!

Roselle (Hibiscus sabdariffa) is a species of Hibiscus native to West Africa, used for the production of bast fibre and as an infusion, in which it may be known as carcade. It is an annual or perennial herb or woody-based subshrub, growing to 2–2.5 m (7–8 ft) tall. The leaves are deeply three- to five-lobed, 8–15 cm (3–6 in) long, arranged alternately on the stems.

The flowers are 8–10 cm (3–4 in) in diameter, white to pale yellow with a dark red spot at the base of each petal, and have a stout fleshy calyx at the base, 1–2 cm (0.39–0.79 in) wide, enlarging to 3–3.5 cm (1.2–1.4 in), fleshy and bright red as the fruit matures. They take about six months to mature.

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