Few exotic fruits: lovely to look; yummy to eat

Summers are knocking at our door; and with them comes the urge to have juicy, thirst-quenching foods. For those hot summers when you need something refreshing, here is a list of few exotic fruits which are exquisite to look at, lip-smacking, and are nutritious as well.

rambutan kongsky

Rambutan: grown mainly in south-east Asia; it resembles Lychees when peeled. Its peel is red in colour and is covered with spines. The fruit is sweet and juicy with a decent dose of vitamin C and iron. The Online Culinary School website reports that eating this fruit may help kill intestinal parasites and may also aid in lessening symptoms of diarrhea.

mangosteen piyato

Passion Fruit: The passion fruit has a soft, juicy interior full of seeds. It is mainly added to mixed fruit juices to boost their flavor. A good source of vitamin C, A, fiber, and antioxidants.

Mangosteen: is called the “queen of fruits” in Thailand. The fruit is purple in colour from the outside with creamy interiors. Its taste is described as citrus with a hint of peach. It is rich in vitamin C, B-complex, antioxidants, and immune system boosters. Scientists have even found mangosteen being beneficial in preventing diseases like diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, and other chronic diseases.

Kumquats: are small edible fruits resembling oranges. They are often used in marmalades and jellies. The Taiwanese add it to their teas, while others boil it and use it as a remedy for sore throats.

dragon fruit paytai

Dragon Fruit / pitaya: is a fruit of the cactus family. It has a sweet delicate taste and creamy pulp. The most common dragon fruit is the red pitaya. The fruit is eaten as such; also juices and wine can be obtained from it.

Kiwifruit: the national fruit of China has a refreshing green appearance. Kiwifruit is a rich source of vitamin C, E and K, and fiber. A medium-size kiwifruit provides about 46 calories,1 g protein, and 2.6 g dietary fiber.

Aren’t these fruits pretty enough to bring water into your mouths??

Image Courtesy: Kongsky and Piyato and naturepost from pixabay.

One Comment

  1. Malini

    Very educating and mouth watering fruits. Very knowledgeable and interesting articles from you. please keep up the Good work. Good Luck!

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