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: August – November | Flavor: Sweet with slightly bitter after taste
It’s little like a grapefruit and member of citrus fruits’ family in Pink & Yellow varieties
Benefits : Pomelos are popular is due to their strong nutritional value, including their vitamins, minerals, and organic content like vitamin B6 & C, Potassium, dietary fiber and magnesium.
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: April – June | Flavor: Tangy/sour
Green mangoes aren't ripe, sweet and very yellow but more raw, tangy, sour and have more bite to them. They are usually consumed as it is, with salt, condiments, pickles or in salads.
Benefits : Raw mango contains vitamin A and Vitamin E that enhances one's hormonal system. Eating unripe mangoes with salt prevents the excessive loss of water from the body, and helps to quench thirst. In addition, it also protects one from the negative effects of very high temperature.
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.
Season: April – June/ December – January | Flavor: Sweet
When ripe, pineapple is very sweet and succulent, with a soft, fragrant pulp.
Benefits : Pineapple is an excellent source of vitamin C and manganese. It is also a very good source of copper and a good source of vitamin B1 & B6, dietary fiber, Folate and Pantothenic acid.