Fruits with the exotic appearance
Let's look at the fruits that are hard to find in the market or supermarket, and are changing all the ideas about how food should look like.
Now, being in a different country and saw on the counter of the local shops one of these exotic fruits can not puzzle over, as if to inquire what it is and what is eaten, and safely proceed to the tasting.
In India, Sri Lanka, the Philippines and some other countries located in Southeast Asia, grow fruit carambola, nicknamed because of its original form the star fruit (starfruit). On the star fruit is similar only in the cross-sectioned form in which it is usually used to decorate desserts and cocktails. Ripe carambola, depending on the variety, can be sweet and sour or sweet taste, which is compared with a mixture of apple, pear and citrus.
The flesh of the fruit, which is under a waxy crust, plum resembles in structure - it is the same juicy and slightly crispy. Star fruit is an excellent source of vitamin C and antioxidants. As in grapefruit in carambola contains large amounts of oxalic acid, so people with diseased kidneys abuse the fruit is not worth it.
Pitaya or dragon fruit grows in curly lianoobraznye cacti, which are common in Mexico and South America. The cultivation of this fruit are engaged and in Australia and South-East Asia. There are several varieties of dragon fruit, depending on the accessories to which the color of the skin can be from red and pink to yellow and the flesh color from white to red. Pitaya weight can range from 150 grams to kilograms. The fruit has a sweet taste, which some reviews seems to be deflating. But due to its low calorific value and high content of vitamin C, phosphorus and potassium, pitahaya useful for people with active lifestyles. And do not be afraid, if after eating dragon fruit with red pulp of your urine became red. This is completely harmless phenomenon called psevdogematuriya that quickly passes.
A spherical fruit with the spines, the diameter of which can reach 30 cm and a weight of 5 kg, is called durian. In South-East Asia can be found 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 is because of the smell, like a mixture of turpentine and rancid onions and cheese, in some countries it is forbidden to appear with the fruit durian in public places.
But, despite the smell, yellow-red flesh of the fruit is very palatable and reminiscent of a mixture of cream, banana and egg yolk. Durian contains many vitamins and trace elements is an aphrodisiac, but is contraindicated in hypertensive patients, since it increases the blood pressure.
Homeland mountain peach or yangmeya, also known as the Chinese strawberry is East Asia. In China, Youngman is grown for over 2000 years. Chinese strawberries is not big in size - only 1, 5 - 2, 5 cm in diameter, usually dark red or brownish-red color. The taste of this fruit is rather specific - both sweet and pungent. Youngman excellent antioxidant. The trees, which grow fruit, often grown for ornamental decoration of parks and gardens.
The fruits Marinda tsitrusolistnoy or Noni little resemblance to the fruit, they are more like potatoes. Birthplace of noni - South Asia. Ripe fruit noni have a white or light yellow color and reach 7 cm in length. The smell of the fruit resembles moldy cheese. Probably why noni is sometimes called cheese fruit. Despite the bitter taste and unpleasant odor of noni is quite popular in Asia. Most likely, this is due to the fact that many vitamins and minerals found in fruits. In traditional medicine, the fruit is used to treat intestinal cramps and urinary tract infections.
Homeland Rambutan is the Malay Archipelago. The exterior 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 flesh of the fruit resembles a jelly-like mass of yellow-white color, sweet taste and is rich in vitamin C, calcium, phosphorus and iron.
Champion fruit size of fruits growing on trees - jackfruit (Indian breadfruit). Ripe fruits have a yellow-green up to 90 cm in diameter and up to 35 kg weight. The pulp dzhekfrukta very nutritious and tastes like a fruit gum, which is not surprising, since it contains a sticky white latex. Jackfruit most prevalent in South India.
Lychee (dragon eye) - one of the most popular fruits in Southeast Asia. Under tight pinkish or red crust of a small fruit hides a white pulp, in texture reminiscent of grapes and dark elongated bone, similar to animal pupil. The taste lychees sweet, with little acidity. Fruit is rich in vitamin C, it is an aphrodisiac.
The mangosteen or mangosteen, as well as many exotic fruits, mainly grows in Southeast Asia. Under the maroon-purple white crust hiding slices of flesh. The taste of the fruit creamy sweet and somewhat astringent. Mangosteen is rich in vitamins B and C, phosphorus and calcium. He is a very effective antioxidant.
Small golden elongated oranges originally from China called kumquat. There they can chat with a crust and a taste reminiscent of sour mandarin. The fruit can be grown as a houseplant. Kumquat is rich in vitamin C, P and B-group. Eating kumquat helps get rid of depression, stress, symptoms of colds and hangovers.
Finally, nods or horned melon. Kiva is home to Africa, so it is sometimes called "African cucumber". Ripe fruit has a yellow or orange-red color and reaches about 15 cm in length. The pulp nods, green and jelly-like, tastes like a mixture of banana and cucumber. Fruit is rich in vitamin C, contains potassium and iron and low in calories, increases immunity and strengthens blood vessels.
Perhaps there are people and sampled litsezrevshie described, or even more original and fruit, as shown only a part of the unusual fruit, which are quite exotic for our country.