“Poor Banana,” aka “Prairie Banana,” or Paw-Paw. This is Asimina triloba
Few people know that there is a North American banana Lapa-paw (prairie banana). This banana grows in southeast America. Outwardly, it is very similar to an ordinary banana, only slightly…

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Azimina
Azimina (Nebraska banana, Mexican banana, Asimina, banana tree, Pawpaw, Pau Pau) is originally from North America, more precisely from the territory of the southern US states. But this amazing, seemingly…

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Papaya
Papaya (Papaya, Melon tree, Bread tree). It comes from Central and South America, and nowadays it is cultivated in almost all tropical countries. Do not confuse it with other “Bread…

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Monthly Archives: January 2017

Abacashi

Abacashi (Abacaxi) is mainly grown in Brazil. Most readers, looking at a photograph of the fruit, will say that this is just pineapple and it has long been no longer exotic. But do not rush! Yes, “abakashi” (a word from the language of the Indian peoples tupi-guarani) is one of the varieties of this prickly fruit, but it is called for a different reason. Strictly speaking, in Portuguese, “abacaxi” and “ananás” are synonyms, but with this second, familiar word, they mean the usual fruit. Continue reading

Exotic fruits

Traveling abroad, especially in warm countries, a Russian tourist is faced with completely unknown fruits that have never been seen before. I also often do not even believe my eyes, what natural wonders can be found on fruit stalls. And so, so that next time I wouldn’t stick my eyes out of surprise at the sight of another amazing fruit, I decided to make a list for myself of what you can buy and try in the “foreign land”. Continue reading

Noina
Noina (perhaps the most common name in Asia is Sugar apple, Annona scaly, Sugar-apple, Sweetsop, Noi-na). It really resembles an apple in shape and size, but it has an original…

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Magic fruit
Magic fruit (Wonderful berries, Purya sweetish, Miracle fruit), this representative of the vast Sapotovye family grows in West Africa. Small red oblong fruits (up to 3 cm in length) by…

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Coconut
Coconut loves countries with a hot tropical climate. Coconut water is very similar in composition to human plasma, therefore it is used in medicine. Fresh is extremely useful for people…

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Cherimoya
Cherimoya (Annona cherimola, Cream apple, Ice cream tree, Graviola, Tzumux, Anona poshte, Atis, Sasalapa and a whole bunch of possible names ...). Originally from the foothills of the South American…

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