Season: All year round | Flavor: Sweet
Mildly acidic, refreshing fruit best-eaten when crisp outside and medium-soft on the inside
Benefits : Guava contains nutrients that help curb all kinds of illnesses, including cancer and diabetes. Its vitamin A content is five times that of an orange, and it also has stellar amounts of protein, fiber, and folate, and possibly more vitamin C than any other fruit.
Snake Fruit (Fruit of Memory)
Season: April – June | Flavor: Slightly sour
It has a unique red, scaly exterior, which earns it the nickname snake fruit. These fruits are only about the size of figs and may resemble a large garlic clove when peeled.
Benefits : High level of Potassium and Pectin. Contains nutrients like Thiamine, Iron and Calcium as well as vitamin C. It also has anti-diarrheal properties although if too many Snake fruit are consumed it can result in constipation.
Season: All year round | Flavor: Slightly sweet
Dragon fruit belongs to cactus family which explains it’s colorful yet alien-like appearance. It has an intense shape, color and a texture between that of a kiwi and an apple.
Benefits : They have a surprising number of phytonutrients. Rich in antioxidants, they contain vitamin C (equivalent to 10 percent of the daily value), polyunsaturated (good) fatty acids, and several B vitamins for carbohydrate metabolism, as well as Carotene and protein.
Season: All year round | Flavor: Sweet and refreshing
They have an ivory shell with a unique shape. The Young coconut is harvested directly from the tree before it has time to age and drop like the more mature white and brown husked coconuts. Inside it is a refreshing juice and a soft jelly-like meat, which has a sweet flavor that is soft enough to be eaten with a spoon.
Benefits : The water in the young coconut is one of the highest sources of electrolytes. Furthermore, the soft meat, or flesh, inside the coconut helps to restore oxidative tissue damage and contains a source of healthy fats, proteins, and various vitamins and minerals.
Season: July – September/ October | Flavor: Sweet
Originating in SE Asia, this sweet and juicy fruit is a little like passion fruit in texture, and is recognizable from its pale yellowy-brown skin and smokey white flesh.
Benefits : Source of vitamins A, B1, B2, B3 & C, Iron, Phosphorous, Calcium, carbohydrate, protein and fibre.
Season: April – August | Flavor: Sweet & creamy
The King of tropical fruits has a hugely stalked, pendulous skin. Inner pale Yellow flesh is found in a capsule that is split into 3 to 5 segments. Each segment contains l to 5 seeds, each of which is embedded in a sweet, rich and creamy pulp.
Benefits : Durian provides plenty of vitamins like A, B complex, and C and minerals such as magnesium, potassium, manganese, and copper, as well as the amino acid tryptophan. It is high in calories, and dietary fiber, and low in sodium.