Pineapple is a tropical herbaceous plant whose fruit simultaneously looks like an apple and a cone. Homeland of exotic fruit - Brazil. According to legend, the Spanish navigator Christopher Columbus brought pineapples to Europe along with tobacco and potatoes. Today in English the term "pineapple" is still used, meaning "pine cone."
Citrus fruits in many people are associated not only with tasty fruits, but also useful ones. From an early age people are told that such exotic helpers do an excellent job with supporting immunity and act as the best friends of those who are prone to catarrhal diseases. Despite the fact that many people are allergic to them, this does not stop others from consuming the multicolored inhabitants of hot countries.
Kupuasu is a well-known, healthy exotic fruit, which in some respects is somewhat similar to the cocoa fruit. It can often be found on the banks of the Amazon River, and it can often be found in the jungle of countries such as Peru, Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia. Kupuasovye trees look quite unusual, they grow from five to twenty meters tall, the leaves have an average length of thirty-five centimeters, the shade of the leaves can vary from dark green to pale pink, the fruits grow up to twenty centimeters in length and covered with a dense skin.
Pomeranets is an evergreen short tree with thin, long and prickly branches. The leaves are shiny, green above, and light green below. If you carefully look at the leaves, you can notice small dimples with essential oils. On the tree are large fragrant flowers, with four to eight petals.
Black Sapota (Diospyrosnigra) is a tropical fruit grown in eastern Mexico and Central America, and is a type of persimmon. The product is known for various other common names such as black persimmon, chocolate fruit, and chocolate pudding fruit. Black sapota is a fragrant fruit with a thin and hard crust.
Maclura apple-bearing or orange - mulberry fruit plant originally from America. Today this tree can be found in central, southern and eastern Europe. The unusual large fruits of maclura received a romantic name - Adam's apple - and are valued among traditional healers as a panacea for all diseases.
Pepino, melon pear, melon tree, pear melon - all these names the South American bush received not by chance. Pepino fruits are very similar in shape to a pear, and the taste is very similar to a sweet melon. The ripe fruits of the melon pear quench your thirst and perfectly refresh. Pepino can be eaten as a separate fruit, and can be added to all kinds of salads, preserves, side dishes and even first courses.
Probably, many of us bought and enjoyed juicy citruses, not even realizing that this was clementines. All because they really remind their closest relatives - tangerines. But still, once the botanists singled them out as a separate variety of citrus fruits, it means that differences between the two fruits still exist.
Someone once in ancient times saw that thorns do not burn in a fire. "Magic!" - then said our ancestors. But after many centuries, researchers objected to them: "No! Essential oils!". It turned out that under the influence of high temperature on the stems of the plant appear essential oils, which create a "magic" protection from the flame.
The Latin name for peach 🍑 is Prunus persica, which translates as “Persian apple” (in some sources - “Persian plum”). Do you think this name is illogical? But if you know that these juicy fruits fell into the Western world thanks to Alexander of Macedon from Persia, then everything becomes very clear.
Such a sweet name hides a bright green fruit, with a fresh citrus aroma and a unique taste of juicy sweet grapefruit. Amazing Not at all. After all, this fruit was specially created in order to improve the palatability of this priceless citrus. Oroblanco, pomelit, suite - he has a lot of names.
Rambutan is an exotic fruit, about the size of a walnut, surrounded by small processes that at first glance resemble small tentacles. Rambutan is very delicate in taste, which is why it has become widespread throughout the world, and every traveler considers it his duty to definitely try it, getting into tropical countries.
Citron (medical citrus) is a shrub (or tree) from the root family that grows in a tropical or subtropical climate in Asia and the Mediterranean. His homeland is West India. It is believed that citron got into the Mediterranean countries after the campaign of Alexander the Great.
Residents of our country first heard about mangosteen in the popular film “Guest from the Future,” when Alice shared a recipe for an ordinary “bramblet” with her friend Julia. True, according to her recipe, mangosteen needed to be fried. It turns out that mangosteen is not an invention of Cyrus Bulychev, but a completely existing fruit, but it is not fried, but eaten raw, since it is a sweet and sour fruit.
Longan is an evergreen sapinda tree cultivated in Vietnam, Indonesia, China, Thailand, Taiwan for the sake of edible fruits. The name of the exotic fruit comes from "longan", which means "dragon's eyes". Longan fruit is a source of minerals, ascorbic acid, polysaccharides, riboflavin and phenols (ellagic, carillagic and gallic acids), which exhibit antioxidant, tonic and antipyretic properties.
“To eat a durian for the first time means to get a completely unexplored sensation. But for this, really, it’s worth going to the East!” Mayne Reid. This exotic fruit is very popular not only among the natives of the countries of Malaysia and Thailand, where it grows, but also among many travelers who have visited these countries.
Exotic fruits have long ceased to be associated with real exotic. Instead of lonely mariners, huge merchant ships cross the oceans. It is they who deliver overseas goodies to store shelves near every first Khrushchev. But even now, quite rare types of fruits come across, for which you can’t walk down 5 floors, you will have to go much further - to Malaysia or East India.
Exotic fruits have long filled the domestic markets and settled in crystal vases in the middle of the table of every first Khrushchev. In this vase, a three-dimensional five-pointed star - carambola - necessarily flaunts. In the countries of the former CIS, it enjoys special honor. Each of us drank several liters of a sweet drink with carambola (or rather, with its chemical fragrance).
Exotic fruits ceased to be something inaccessible and perfect. Each first institution is replete with the presence of goji berries, rambutan or guava in the menu. Popular smoothies, abstruse dishes are prepared from fruits, or they can be sold raw as a whole. People managed to join the culinary practices of distant countries and quietly introduce previously inaccessible benefits into their daily diet.
Exotic fruit has earned a reputation as the most effective fat and protein burner. Cleavage is due to the high papain content. The enzyme seems to be ready to break even concrete masonry. Papain is used in traditional medicine to treat diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, musculoskeletal system, external and internal damage to the dermis.
Nectarine is a subspecies of common peach, a characteristic feature of which is a smooth peel like a plum. Homeland fruit - China. Translated from Greek, "nectarine" means "drink of the Gods." It is believed that with regular use, the fetus prolongs a person’s life. The main suppliers of culture: Cyprus, Greece, Tunisia, Italy and Israel.