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 Post subject: Expand Your Horizons
PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2007 1:54 am 
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After having the regular, run of the mill American fruit most of my life, I discovered Papaya and Mango while in Hong Hong many years ago.

Then while vacation in St. Croix, USVI, almost two years ago, my nephew introduced us to carambola fruit (star fruit), jack fruit, sour sop, and a few others that I cannot remember. He works at an organic vegetable farm on the island, and brought new and different fruit home for us to try.

I had no idea of the plethora of fruits available now in many Asian, Hispanic, and European markets but have quite a few international friends I have met recently through our church. We have gone to some of the local Asian markets with us in tow, showing us the strangest fruits and describing their taste and uses in their country

Below is a list of some of the fruits out their, some available here if you know where to find them.

So, expand your horizons and experiement with something new....you might end up loving it.

Avocado
Banana
Carambola
Cherimoya
Currants
Durian
Feijoa
Fig
Gooseberry
Guava
Jaboticaba
Jackfruit
Jujube
Lychee
Malabar Chestnut
Mandarin Oranges
Mango
Papaya
Pineapple
Plantains
Raisin Tree
Rose Apple
Sapodilla
Tamarind
Tropical Guava
White Sapote
Acerola
Babaco
Cassava
Cape Gooseberry
Capulin Cherry
Hardy Kiwifruit
Kiwifruit
Loquat
Macadamia
Miracle Fruit
Mulberry
Muscadine Grape
Passion Fruit
Pawpaw
Pepino Dulce
Persimmon
Pistachio
Pomegranate
Sour Sop
Tamarillo

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2007 1:58 am 
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Oh, I left off one that was on there: olive. Most people don't think of an olive as a fruit or a tomato either.

BTW, I still remember the defintion for a fruit from my Botany class many years ago. A fruit is a ripened ovary.

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I don't recognize 90% of the stuff thats on there :oops: I got stuck at apples :lol:


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Mangoes (sp?) are a gift from the gods....YUM!!!!

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A lot of these fruits were actually popular in the US before/just after the turn of the century, the last one that is. :)

Then we had the advent of food processing and economy of scale agriculture.

Many are still popular in Europe like currants, gooseberries, mulberries...- easy to find in jams (Look for Hero brand from Switzerland, they have lots of these). Muscadines are still somewhat popluar in the South. My dad's cousin makes wine out of it and Elderberries. Yummy. :wink:

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This site will help identify some of the more exotic fruit - ah, exotic fruit what a way to spice up your life!!!! 8)

http://www.manhattanfruitier.com/exotic ... fruit.html


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