The alkekengi are edible berries of a perennial plant belonging, such as tomato and potato, to the family Solanaceae. These fruits contain a lot of vitamin C and have diuretic properties, cleansing, anti-uric , anti-rheumatic, anti-inflammatory. It is also used for decorative purposes in gardens for its characteristic shape of a "lantern". There are a hundred varieties.
Fruit very fleshy, juicy and aromatic, looks like a large pine cone with a top made of a tuft of dark green leaves. The yellow flesh, contains a central stem fibrous inedible. It is covered by a peel brown, yellowish or green, formed by plates fused together. It can weigh up to 5 kg.
It is a pear-shaped berry, fruit homonymous plant native to Central America, belonging to the family Lauraceae. Long from 7 to 20 cm and with a weight that can vary from 100 to 1000 g, it has a large seed central 3-5 cm in diameter. The flesh is yellow-green or pale yellow, the skin, the skin coloring, it can be green or eggplant, smooth or wrinkled. It has a slight nutty flavor.
Oval fruit the size of a plum and is definitely one of the most original tropical fruits for her special appearance and unmistakable, if in fact cut across creates a beautiful five-pointed star. It has a length that varies from 5 to 15 cm and a diameter ranging from 2 to 9 cm. Its skin, thin and shiny, is yellow - orange light when it reaches maturity, has an intense fragrance and is edible. The flesh is crisp and juicy and the taste is slightly sour as that characteristic of citrus fruits such as lemon and remember, pineapple, plum .
The passion fruit is oval or round and small-medium sized, can reach a diameter of 8.6 cm ( length and 7) in yellow passion fruit, and 3,5- 7 cm (and 4-9 in length) in purple passion fruit. Peel, inedible, is thick and sturdy and its color ranges from yellow to dark purple depending on the species to which they belong. The flesh is very fragrant, gelatinous and sweet- sour character.
The result of the kumquat, looks like a miniature of the orange oval and long, 3-4 cm long and 4.2 cm wide. Depending on the variety the peel comes from yellow to red.
It has an oval shape and is covered with lumpy skin is not edible, green when immature and red when ripe. Its pulp is white, shiny, juicy, fragrant and has a delicate flavor of muscat grapes and pink. Inside is a big core similar to that of medlar. The best time to enjoy the lychee is when it reaches the peak of ripeness, in fact, if the fruits are ripe, are pretty tasteless.
Fruit, edible, roundish in shape, with a diameter of about 5-7 cm. The membrane below the skin, which surrounds the aril and the seed, contains polyphenolic acids, among which the tannin and the xanthone which ensure a certain astringency. To taste the engravings with a knife entire circumference and divide the fruit in half, then extracting the segments content.
Root edible tuber cultivated in most tropical and subtropical regions of the world. The cassava root is in fact the third largest source of carbohydrates (and gluten) in the human world in tropical countries, yam and along the shaft of the bread, and is a major source of food for many populations African. The root is prepared and cooked in many different ways; among other things, it yields a starch known as tapioca.
MARACUJA (passion fruit)
Fruit appreciated more than for the pulp soft and full of small seeds, to the intense and characteristic, that is used in the production of juices, ice creams and other preparations for food. To this end, the passionflower edulis is now cultivated in many tropical and subtropical regions around the world. There are two main varieties of passion fruit, the fruits of which differ in size and color of the skin, red or yellow respectively.
Coconuts, have about 1 kg. They have smooth and thin skin usually red -brown, fibrous mesocarp and light to maturity that is closely united to the shell woody and tough, and that presents the base 3 in pores smaller thickness clearly visible, also called "eyes". The shell is tightly adherent to the seed coat enclosing.
Also known as dragon fruit, it is called Pitahaya, or Pitaya and can be red or yellow. The pulp inside the fruit is generally white with numerous and small seeds of black color, which are edible. The flesh is soft texture and has a sweet, delicate flavor and pleasant scent.
Tropical Fruit. Belonging to the genus Musa, along with forty other species, the Platano (sapientum Musa, Musa paradisiaca) is part of the family banana, banana just think that in Spanish it says its Platano. It is consumed cooked and is a staple food of tropical populations . The largest exporters of plantain are the northern countries of South America and Central America. Venezuela boasts in its many culinary recipes based on Platano, considered as our "pasta " and our "bread". It is edible at any stage of ripeness from green to yellow to black. It is a food very rich in starch.
The rambutan presents with a characteristic skin covered with thick red hair. The skin color varies from red to yellowish brown. The flesh is translucent, whitish, juicy and is similar in structure to the lychee. The pulp surrounding a single seed inedible almond shaped. The flavor varies from sweet rambutan, delicate and fragrant up to be a little acid , depending on the variety. The scent is less pronounced than that of the lychee . The rambutan have a diameter of about 5 cm.
The tamarind fruit is the homonymous plant belonging to the legume family, native to East Africa, unique species of the genus Tamarindus. Today is also widespread in tropical areas of Asia and South America. In Italy the pulp of tamarind is used especially for the preparation of syrups but abroad, particularly in kitchens oriental, is a food base for the creation of soups, sauces, soups or other dishes that accompany the rice. It has great nutritional value.
Fresh, tasty and nutritious, but also therapeutic. The mango is a providential fruit for the summer. Its flavor is special, that reminds a mix of peach, orange and pineapple. In that aspect exotic hiding many useful substances in our body. The mango is rich in vitamin A and C. This means that it is a formidable protection agent for the organism, and in particular for breathing and bronchial tubes. The vitamin C increases the cell resistance to external attacks and the vitamin A helps to maintain the integrity of the mucous membranes of the respiratory system.
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