10 Wonderful Exotic Fruits!
A list of 10 wonderful exotic fruits one has try.
They may appear weird-looking, but these exotic fruits are not only delicious to eat but possess certain medicinal uses as well. Read to learn more.
Having difficulties fitting your large watermelon in your refrigerators? Not anymore… 20 years ago, an ingenious Japanese farmer had solved the problem. His solution, coming up with the idea of producing square watermelon! How do they do that? By simply allowing young fruits to grow in a square boxes. The price for each square watermelon… double, or even triple that of a regular round watermelon!
A pomegranate (Punica granatum) is a fruit-bearing tree cultivated and grown in Iran and as far as the Himalayas in India since the ancient time. The tree grows up to eight m tall. The evergreen leaves are small and glossy. Flowers are orange-red. The edible fruit is about 5–12 cm in diameter with thick reddish skin. Each fruit may contain around 600 seeds. One of the “super fruits”, pomegranates have many health benefits. The pomegranate juice is very effective in relieving fevers and controlling diarrhea. The root bark is good in treating tapeworms. How to eat a pomegranate fruit? Just eat everything the seeds has to offer — pulp, juice and seeds.
A pitaya (Hylocereus Undatus) or commonly called “dragon fruit” is native to Mexico and Central and South America. A vine-like cacti with fleshy stems growing to about a few inches up to 20ft long. The white fragrant flowers bloom only at night. The red fruit is about six inches long and can weigh between 150 to 600 grams. The pulps have high water and fiber content and rich with Vitamin C. aside from a very delicious fruit, dragon fruits have other health benefits. Eating the fruit on a regular basis- be it fresh or dried, have a big effect on controlling high blood pressure and blood glucose control. It is said to lessen cholesterol. The fruit is also made into juice or wine.