wonderful fruits in God's own country Kerala
God`s own country you may be confused by the name. It is the nick name of a state Kerala in India. This place is listed in the top 50 list of places that a person must see by many authorities. Surely this is a place blessed with great climate and wonderful travelling palces. This hub is a journey listing the common and rare fruits that you can see mostly only in Kerala.
1.Champakka or jampakka
This is one of the most commonly seen fruit in Kerala. It is white when it is not ripen. It turs rose and then red as it ripe. You can eat it even if it is not ripen, but it will be slightly sour. This fruit bearing tree grows a maximum of 6 or 7 meters. The fruit has seeds inside which is bitter in taste. So whlie tasting this fruit do not forget to remove the seeds. Even though its juice is not common it is also very tasty.
2. Athapazham or athachakka or seethapazham (anona fruit or red custard apple)
This is another fruit that is common in Kerala villages and very tasty also. This fruit comes from the tree atha. This fruit is almost double in size compared to apple. It contains a lot of seeds coated with edible white portion .This fruit is very tasty and possess medicinal qualities.
3. Chakkapazham or jackfruit
This is one of the largest fruits which are edible in the whole world. This is an aggregate fruit. It contains a lot of seeds surrounded by edible orange layer which will be white before it ripe. This fruit contains a supporting structure in the middla called koongil. Small fruitlets are attached to this koongil. This fruit also contains a sticky white fluit called molangeen. Also there will be small fruitlets which could not attain complete growth as small threads called chakini.
Even though eating the edible portion from this fruit is a mess this is a common food in kerala because of it`s taste. This large fruit comes from large tree called plavu.
4. Kaithachakka or pineapple
This fruit is seen in most of the parts of India. The peculiarity of this fruit is that it it contains small throwns. For eating this fruit you have to remove the outer layer containing throwns. This fruit has a taste of sour and sweetness. This is good for digestion and it is mostly used as juice. This is cultivated in large scale in many places in Kerala.
5. Kappalanga or Pappaya
This is another common fruit in Kerala. This fruit comes from a small plant called kappalam. It is a soft fruit which turn orange once it is ripen. This fruit contains a cavity inside containing seeds. Surounding the cavity there is an orange edible portion.