Season: All year round | Flavor: Sweet
Refreshingly juicy fruit, best consumed on a hot day
Benefits : Rich in vitamin A & C, dietary fiber, Calcium, Thiamin, Niacin, Iron, Sulfur, and Potassium. In terms of organic compounds, rose apples contain Jambosine, Betulinic acid, and Friedelolactone.
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/ 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.
Season: All year round | Flavor: Sour/ slightly sweet
Small, oval/ round shaped fruit. The skin’s color varies with hues of dark purple and red. Below the skin is a cottony white peel. The interior seed cavity of Purple passionfruit is filled with edible yellow to green jelly and medium sized black seeds.
Benefits : Includes antioxidants, flavonoids, vitamin A & C, Riboflavin, Niacin, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Copper, Fiber, and Protein.
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: 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.