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: Jan – March/ December | Flavor: Sweet when ripened, else sour
The riper it is, more palatable it is. It is used in desserts, to make jam, blended into juices, sorbets, ice creams etc.
Benefits : High source of dietary fiber, vitamins A & C and chemical compounds such as citric acids, phytochemicals such as Thiamin, Folic acid, Riboflavin, Niacin. Also rich in Copper, Potassium, Calcium, Iron, Selenium, Zinc and Magnesium.
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 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: June – August | Flavor: Sweet
Historically referred to as “Dragon eye”, the longan fruit is similar to Lychee but a little sweeter
Benefits : Longan fruit contains rich amount of Vitamin C that is equal to 80% of daily requirement. It also contains minerals like Iron, Phosphorus, Magnesium and Potassium. It is also rich in Vitamin A and essential in anti-oxidants.
Season: May – September | Flavor: Primarily sweet with a little sourness
Mangosteen is a healthy fruit, which is rich in water, energy, protein, carbohydrates, and fiber. Essential nutrients such as Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Sodium, Zinc, Copper, and Manganese are found in this fruit.
Benefits : Known as Queen of fruits, has think Black/Violet skin that encases fleshy, juicy white fruit.