Delicious Fruits You Wish You'd Tried Sooner
Mouth Watering Fruit
So you've heard of apples and pears, oranges and bananas, pineapples and watermelon but what you don't know is there is a world of fruit out there just waiting for you! Once you get to know about them, your ideas about fruit will change completely!
Today I will tell you a little bit about fruits that are native to the Caribbean. Do not hesitate to try them if you have the chance for you just might discover that a fruit which you had never tasted before, and existed all this time, was so good!
The Annona squamosa or Sugar Apple is a common fruit in the Caribbean. It is sweet and sugary and somewhat milky or custardy in taste. The skin is inedible and one has to break it open to get the pulp inside.
Another fruit which is well known in the Caribbean is the Star Fruit/Star Apple/Carambola which is commonly known as Five-Finger because of the shape of the fruit. It looks like five fingers bunched together. It is sweet with a slight tang, crisp and juicy and can resemble a pineapple's taste slightly (I am measuring sweetness and juiciness here) but it is much more crunchy for want of a better word. Needless to say it is lovely! However, there is a danger in eating this fruit if you suffer with kidney problems.
If you have never heard of Pomerac,or Malay Apple, you don't know what you are missing. Like the Star Fruit, it is juicy and sweet with a tangy side-note, however it's texture is softer and smoother.
There are many other fruits which are delightful in their own way. The Pommecythere, or the Golden Apple, is a sweet but sharp fruit with a big seed in the middle. It is also known as the Java Plum and is often used in chutneys. Sapodilla, is a soft sweet fruit. The sap from the Sapodilla Tree is used to make chewing gum.And last but not least, the Guava. The fruit is tasty when ripe or when just beginning to ripen. It is used to make delicious jams and jellies. Guava Jam is the most favored jam in the Caribbean.
All of the fruits named have their own unique flavor. Some are loved more than others. It is always good to try out new fruits. Why don't you give one a try?
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