Deliciously sweet with musky undertones and a soft,butter-like consistency, it is no wonder the papaya is reputably called the “fruit of the angels”. Once considered quite exotic, they can now be found in markets throughout the year. Papayas are spherical or pear-shaped fruits, large, fleshy, hollow berry upto 50-60 cm in diameter and usually weigh from ½ kg to 2 kg. Inside the inner cavity of the fruit are black, round seeds encased in a gelatinous-like substance. Papaya’s seeds are edible, although their peppery flavour is somewhat bitter. It is dark green in colour initially but as it ripens, it changes to bright yellowish or orange.
Pineapples have exceptional juiciness and a vibrant tropical flavor that balances the tastes of sweet and tart. Pineapples are a composite of many flowers whose individual fruitlets fuse together around a central core. The area closer to the base of the fruit has more sugar content and therefore a sweeter taste and more tender texture. Fresh pineapple; the sweet fruit is a natural summertime snack and can be enjoyed sliced, chopped, cubed, crushed, and grated or juiced.
A ripe, ready-to-eat pomegranate is a luscious jewel of a fruit, capable of transforming any meal into an extraordinary experience. And although this delicious fruit may seem exotic, it’s wonderfully easy to enjoy. Pomegranate is a small tree up to 5 meter in height. The bark of the pomegranate tree is light brown with red buds and young shoots. The leaves are small, opposite, glossy and almost evergreen. The large and attractive pomegranate flowers are orange-red
Sapodilla or sapota (chikoo) is another popular tropical fruit. Sapota composes of soft, easily digestible pulp made of simple sugars like fructose and sucrose. Sapota is a tropical evergreen, fruit-bearing tree belongs to the family of Sapotaceae. Sapota fruit has grey/brown,sandy, kiwifruit like outer surface. It contains about 3-10 black, smooth, shiny, biconvex/bean shaped, inedible seeds, located at its center.