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 peduncle. Depending on the variety, it can be from yellowish to brown in color, on top the peel is slightly velvety. Continue reading
Tamarind Sweet (Sweet Tamarind, Indian Date, Asam, Sampalok, Chintapandu). The birthplace of this legume tree is East Africa, nowadays it is cultivated everywhere in tropical countries.
The fruits are long, up to 20 cm, as bean should be, similar to beans (or peas), on the outside they are light brown, and the flesh (more precisely, pericarp or pericarp) is dark brown. Continue reading
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