Fruits

5 tropical fruits you may not have known

We know that there are different types of fruit trees that of course offer us delicious fruits that we usually eat at breakfast or snack. But there are also tropical fruits that are not everywhere known and that are used even in the preparation of sweets and other sweets. Below we want to share five tropical fruits that you may not have known and that you should try at some point in your life.

1. Santol

It is a tropical fruit that looks like a covered apple and is in fact one of the most popular fruits in the Philippines, although the fruit is actually native to Malaysia and ancient Indochina. This fruit is often referred to as the pole fruit; It is particularly popular among children and it is common to be used as a base ingredient to make a delicious jam that by the way is very popular in European and Western markets.

2. Zapote

Although in appearance this fruit does not seem the most pleasant, even rather it resembles the appearance of a potato, however it is a fruit whose flavor is similar cotton candy or caramel and is one of the lesser known tropical fruits.

The zapote is a fruit native to Mexico, specifically the Yucatan Peninsula, although it was also introduced to the Philippines during the Spanish colonization. The seeds of this fruit are similar to grains grown in black with a hook at one end that can even get stuck in the throat, so you have to be careful when consuming.

3. Soursop

This is a fruit that is undoubtedly a reference when we talk about tropical fruits that of course is ideal to consume in hot weather preparing a flavored water. It must be said that it can be somewhat complicated to eat since it contains a large amount of seeds, however, with a little you can enjoy an exquisite flavor that even on many occasions has come to be compared with the taste of strawberries and pineapple mixed together. Soursop is a very popular ingredient in the production of ice cream, sorbets or soft drinks in countries such as Mexico and all of Central America.

4. Salak

The salak is the fruit that occurs in a species of palm tree called Salacca and is characterized by having the stem usually underground, with a very short stem and leaves that reach up to 6 meters and with thorns up to 15 cm long. The fruits grow in clusters and is also known as the fruit of the snake. Its shape is oval and fusiform, between 5 to 8 cm of alego, covered with brown scales that make the skin of a snake look. Inside the fruit is soft meat with a core size similar to that of a hazelnut. It is a fruit native to Malaysia and Indonesia.

5. Guava

Guavas are native to Mexico, the Caribbean, North America and South America; it is a very aromatic fruit with a pungent and penetrating smell, with a taste that can only be qualified as delicious. Although they are usually eaten green, their best taste is when they are fully ripe. It has a shape similar to pear, but smaller, with a diameter of between 3-10 cm; its bark is thin and delicate; they can be pale green or yellow, even pink or red. They are rich in vitamin A, B and C, in addition to guava leaves are used as a tea thanks to the fact that they provide intestinal and cardiovascular benefits and can also help keep sugar levels low.

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Robert Asprin, APD is a non-dieting Accredited Practicing Dietitian passionate about inspiring positive changes in eating and lifestyle behaviors to help improve health while nurturing relationships with food and body.

Robert Asprin

Robert Asprin, APD is a non-dieting Accredited Practicing Dietitian passionate about inspiring positive changes in eating and lifestyle behaviors to help improve health while nurturing relationships with food and body.

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