Prickly pears
Prickly pears (Native American fig, Indian fig, Indian fig, sabr, prickly pear, tsabr). Cactus! The real one, just not so decorative that it may grow in your home, but a…

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Black Sapote
Black Sapote (Black Sapote, Diospyros digyna, Chocolate Pudding Fruit, Chocolate Persimmon, Black Persimmon, Chocolate Persimmon, Black Apple, Barbacoa). Neither the Sapotovs (sapodilla, lokuma), nor the Rutovs (White sapote) have anything…

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Pepino
Pepino (Melon Pear, Sweet Cucumber, Solanum muricatum) is a shrub native to South America, where it is mainly grown and also cultivated in New Zealand. Quite large rounded fruits weighing…

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Ambarella

Ambarella (Apple Citra, Otaheite-apple, Tahitian quince, Polynesian plum, Yellow plum, Spondias dulcis, Sweet Mombin – not to be confused with Purple Mombin). The birthplace of this tree is the numerous islands of the Pacific Ocean in Polynesia and Melanesia, from where the plant spread west to the tropical regions of America, as well as east to Australia, Southeast Asia, Sri Lanka, India and a little to Africa; later, the ambarella was grown on the islands of the Caribbean and brought to the tropical countries of the Atlantic coast of America.The ambarella fruits are oval (they resemble plums in shape, hence the pair of “pseudonyms” of this fruit – Polynesian plum or yellow plum), not very large, six to nine centimeters in length, grow in clusters. The skin is smooth, thin and stiff; in unripe fruits, it is green; in ripe fruits, it thickens and becomes golden yellow, the same color and flesh.

The pulp is fibrous, juicy, crunchy, sour, aroma and taste some people slightly resembles an unripe pineapple. Particular care should be taken with the bones! They are simply dotted with bent thorns, up to 1 centimeter long, so sometimes they penetrate the flesh of the fruit, and such “surprises” from 1 to 5 in each fruit.

Excellent jams, jelly, marmalade and juice are made from the ambarella, but it is still better to eat it raw. You can still use green, then there will be more sourness. In addition to fruits, leaves are also eaten – raw (like a street snack) or boiled / stewed with meat / fish, as well as in soups.

Ambarella is rich in proteins and fats, supports the immune system in good shape, is very useful for the digestive system and even contributes to faster healing of wounds.

Chrysophillum or Star Apple
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…

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Passion fruit
Passion fruit (Passion fruit, Passfruit, Passion fruit, Passionflower edible, Passiflora edible, Granadilla purpurea) is native to South America, and is currently grown in many countries with a tropical climate. Round…

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Araza
Araza (Arazza, Arazá, Araçá-boi, Amazonian Pear or Amazonian Pear; in Latin - Eugenia stipitata). At first, this heat-loving tree grew in the forests of the Amazon basin, later the plant…

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Araza
Araza (Arazza, Arazá, Araçá-boi, Amazonian Pear or Amazonian Pear; in Latin - Eugenia stipitata). At first, this heat-loving tree grew in the forests of the Amazon basin, later the plant…

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