In our world, there is so much more interesting and unusual. It happens, just watch and wonder. What if this extraordinary miracle is still tasty and healthy?
Let’s look at the fruit, which is difficult to find in the market or supermarket, and that change all notions of how food should look like.
Now, being in another country and seeing the local shops on the counter one of these exotic fruits, you can not puzzle over how to inquired, what is it and what is eaten, but sufficient to start the tasting.
1. In India, Sri Lanka, the Philippines and some other countries in South-East Asia are growing fruit carambola, nicknamed because of its unusual shape star fruit (starfruit). Star fruit is similar to only cut across form in which it is usually used for decorating desserts and cocktails. Mature carambola, depending on the species, can be sweet and sour or sweet taste, which is compared with a mixture of apple, pear and citrus. Fruit pulp, which is under a crust of wax, the structure reminiscent of plum – she’s as juicy and slightly crispy. Star fruit is an excellent source of vitamin C and antioxidants. As in grapefruit, carambola contains a large amount of oxalic acid, so people with diseased kidneys fruit should not be abused.
2. Pitaya or dragon fruit grows in curly lianoobraznyh cacti, which are common in Mexico and South America. Engaged in the cultivation of this fruit in Australia and in South-East Asia. There are several varieties of dragon fruit, depending on the membership to which skin color can range from reddish-pink to yellow, and the color of flesh from white to red. Pitaya weight can vary from 150 grams to kilograms. Fruit has a sweet taste, which some of the reviews seem deflating. But due to its low calorie, and high in vitamin C, phosphorus, and potassium, pitahaya useful for people with active lifestyles. And, but you need to be alarmed if after eating dragon fruit with red pulp your urine was red. This is completely harmless phenomenon called psevdogematuriya that quickly passes.
3. And this ball shaped fruit with thorns, which can reach a diameter of 30 cm, and weighs less than 5 kg, called durian. In South-East Asia, you can find more than three dozen varieties of durian, edible but only 9 of them, and they smell a little like the fact that you can eat. It was because of the smell, like a mixture of turpentine and rotten onions and cheese, in some countries it is forbidden to appear with the durian fruit in public. But, despite the smell, the yellow-red fruit pulp is very pleasant to the taste and resembles a mixture of cream, banana and egg yolk. Durian contains high amounts of vitamins and minerals, is an aphrodisiac, but is contraindicated in hypertensive patients, because it increases the blood pressure.
4. Birthplace of mountain peach or yangmeya, also known as the Chinese strawberry is East Asia. China Youngman grown for over 2000 years. Chinese strawberries are not large in size – only 1.5 – 2.5 cm in diameter, usually dark red or brownish-red color. The taste of the fruit is rather specific – both sweet and tart. Youngman excellent antioxidant. Trees, which grow fruit, often grown for ornamental decoration of parks and gardens.
5. Marinda tsitrusolistnoy fruits or Noni little resemblance to the fruit, they are more like potatoes. Homeland noni – South Asia. Ripe noni fruit have a white or light yellow color and reach 7 cm in length. The smell of the fruit resembles moldy cheese. Probably why the noni fruit is sometimes called cheese. Despite the bitter taste and odor Noni is quite popular in Asia. Most likely, this is because, in that fruit contains many vitamins and minerals. In traditional medicine, the fruit is used to treat intestinal cramps and urinary tract infections.
6. Rambutan is the birthplace of the Malay Archipelago. The appearance of this red fruit with a lot of processes explains its name (rambut translated from Indonesian – “Hair”). Rambutan fruits are small (about 3 cm in diameter) and grow in clusters. The pulp of fruit jelly like yellow-white in color, sweet taste and is rich in vitamin C, calcium, phosphorus and iron.
7. Champion fruit size fruits that grow on trees – Jackfruit (Indian breadfruit). Ripe fruit zhitsya kolichestvoimeyut large yellow-green, up to 90 cm in diameter and up to 35 kg of weight. Flesh dzhekfrukta very nutritious and tastes like a fruit gum, which is not surprising because it contains white sticky latex. Most jackfruit distributed in South India.
8. Lychee (dragon eye) – one of the most popular fruit in Southeast Asia. Under tight pink or red crust hides a small white fruit pulp, the texture resembles grapes and dark elongated bone, similar to the pupil of the animal. The taste of sweet lychee, with a little sour. Fruit is rich in vitamin C, is an aphrodisiac.
9. Mangosteen or mangosteen, like many exotic fruits, mostly native to Southeast Asia. Under the maroon-purple white crust hiding slices pulp. The taste of the fruit is sweet and creamy somewhat tart. Mangosteen is rich in vitamins B and C, phosphorus, and calcium. He is a very effective antioxidant.
10. Small gold elongated oranges native to China called Kumquat. There can be direct with a crust, and tastes like sour tangerine. Fruit can be grown as a houseplant. Kumquat is rich in vitamins C, P, and B-group. Drinking kumquat helps relieve depression, stress, symptoms of colds and hangovers.
11. Finally, nod or horned melon. Kiva is home to Africa, so it is sometimes called “African cucumber.” Ripe fruit has a yellow or orange-red in color and up to about 15 cm in length.