Once upon, a time we grew up believing, 'An apple a day keeps the Doctor away'. But today exotic fruits can be seen in 5 Star Buffets, High profile and Not- so -high profile weddings and even your very own neighborhood shop. Yes, there is an exclusive shop in Faridabad which sells exotic fruit, especially imported, mainly from Thailand.
My visit today to the shop made me write this Post.
PITAYA or DRAGON FRUIT
Native to Mexico , Central America and south America, they are cultivated in Asia, especially Thailand. The inner flesh which is white, has black crunchy seeds quite like Kiwi Fruit. They are a good source of vitamin C. Also rich in fiber and minerals especially Phosphorus and Calcium.
The purple mangosteen, known simply as mangosteen is a tropical evergreen tree be.lieved to have originatd in Indonesia. The rind of the fruit which is not edible is a deep reddish purple when ripe. The fragrant edible flesh is sweet, tangy, juicy and a little fibrous.
There is a legend of Queen Victoria offering 100 Pound Sterling to anyone who could deliver the fresh fruit.
It is not readily available in many countries and i am might lucky to have bought it in my hometown :)
During Summers we all love to eat the seasonal Lychee or Litchi, but the Litchi in the above picture is an exotic one from Thailand.
Litchi is a tropical fruit native to China.The litchi has a history of cultivation going back as far a s 2000 BC, according to records in China.
A good source of vitamin C it also contains Copper, Phosphorus and Potassium.
Also found JUMBO GUVAVAS :
And a variety of Citrus fruit akin to Kinu, called MADRID
So spice up your life with Exotic Fruits. Go and search for your nearest vendor. Here's wishing you sweet and tangy and healthy times!