20 Fruits With Interesting Forms And Flavors Growing In Asia That Will Cause Your Teeth To Glare When You See It
Let's explore the interesting fruits that grow in Asia
1. Bread Fruit
Bread fruit can be translated into our tongue as bread fruit. Bread fruit or artocarpus altilis is a fruit grown in Southeast Asia, South India and the Pacific Islands. The name of this fruit comes from the fact that the fruit has a potato-like taste similar to fresh bread. It can be cooked or boiled with curry and coconut milk.
2. Lotus Fruit
The lotus flower is an important symbol of perseverance and power in the Hindu and Buddhist beliefs. However, in Cambodia, the lotus serves a different purpose. The seed capsule of the lotus has a crust and edible structure. One capsule contains up to two dozen seeds. Its taste resembles slightly bitter peanuts.
Jackfruit is a tropical fruit belonging to the mulberry family. It grows in the South and Southeast Asian regions. Its size is quite large. It can reach about 25 cm in diameter and weigh up to 35 kg. Although it looks like pineapple, it has a much softer texture than it.
4. Nipah Seed
Nipah seed, which is native to India and the Pacific Ocean, can be translated into our tongue as a nipah seed. It is used in the production of alcoholic beverages and vinegar.
The water of noni, a fruit grown in Southeast Asia, is effective in strengthening the immune system and is very rich in antioxidants.
There are many varieties of Guava. Some have seeds inside. Some of the species are red and some are green. Guava has a sour taste. The skin is peeled and consumed and has a soft texture. This fruit can optionally be eaten with its skin, and its use in salads is quite common.
The smallest member of the citrus family, kamquat is also sold in our country. It is eaten with its crust. Although it is a fruit native to Southeast China , it can be grown throughout Asia. Kumquats have anti-viral and anti-carcinogenic properties. It balances the level of insulin and glucose in the body.
8. Chinese Bayberry
Chinese bayberry has many health benefits in China , Japan and Southeast Asia. Rich in oligomeric proanthocyanidin, the strongest class of free radical killer antioxidants, bayberry also strengthens the immune system, lowers blood pressure and cholesterol, and is used to fight infections. Fruit is used in making delicious jams, jellies and pastries.
Sapodilla has a flavor between kiwi and pear. The easiest way to consume the fruit is to divide it in half and remove the core and eat it with a spoon.
This small fruit is mostly grown in Malaysia. Langsat, which tastes like bitter dessert grapefruit, is peeled and its soft part is eaten. This fruit is used in malaria treatment.
11. Wax Apple
"Wax apple " , also known as Java apple, water apple and love apple, is native to the Philippines , India , Indonesia, and Malaysia. It can be of various colors, including white, green, red, purple, and even black. The type called “black pearl” is the most valuable one.
It is a fruit grown in many parts of Asia, including Vietnam, Thailand, Taiwan and China . It is used in making sorbet, jelly, salad and pudding. The flower and seeds of this fruit are filled with polyphenols, a compound that removes stress free radicals and toxic intermediates that can lead to cancer. In traditional Chinese medicine, longan seed extract has been used to suppress and destroy cancerous tumors.
Lychee is grown in China 's subtropical zone and is very beneficial for health. It supports the digestive system and strengthens the immune system. It is a great source of B vitamins and antioxidants.
Mangosteen, grown in Indonesia , is used in the manufacture of various medicinal drugs. It is used to treat urinary tract infections, tuberculosis, osteoarthritis and is applied to the skin to improve eczema. Mangosteen is forbidden to enter the United States because of its sensitivity to the Mediterranean fruit fly, which is thought to contaminate native crops .
15. Wood Apple
This fruit , which we can translate into our tongue as a wooden apple , has a very intense smell. The fruit that relieves indigestion, constipation and ulcer can be consumed raw, but can also be consumed by making puree or jam.
Papaya is a pumpkin-colored, fragrant fruit. It prevents heart diseases and cancer, helps strengthen the immune system and protects eye health. Papaya, while facilitating digestion, is also very effective in maintaining skin health.
Grown in Southeast Asia, pomelo is the largest member of the citrus family. Pomegranate, sometimes mixed with grapefruit, is much sweeter than grapefruit.
Santol, grown in the Philippines , is a very sour and acidic fruit. It is widely used in marmalade making. It is used tonically, but it is also used in the treatment of ringworm.
Rambutan, whose homeland is Malaysia, grows in subtropical climates. The red part is cut and the soft part inside is eaten. Rambutan contains a high degree of fiber and iron.
20. Snake Fruit
It is called snake fruit. It has a sweet , acidic aroma. The fruit , which has a very different texture, is consumed without peel. Snake fruit has three types: pondoh, bali and gula pasir.