Salak
Salak (Salak, Salakka, Rakum, Snake fruit, Snake fruit, Salacca zalacca). A very popular fruit in Southeast Asia. Teardrop-shaped fruits (up to 4 cm in diameter) are covered with a brown…

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Mame
Mame (Mame-sapote, Mamey, Mamey-sapote, Marmalade fruit, Puryria, Pouteria sapota). A native of southern Mexico, it is also grown in the tropical belt of the Americas and Southeast Asia. The fruits…

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Bail
Also known under 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…

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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

Pluot
Pluot (Plumkot, Aprium) is a hybrid of plum and apricot, with a predominance of plum characteristics, obtained in California. The shape is similar to plum and apricot, but the skin…

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Kumquat
Kumquat (fortunella) has an oblong oval shape and is very similar to a halved mandarin. It tastes like close fruits. It grows in Japan, China, Israel, Brazil, in the hottest…

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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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