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: 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.
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 – 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: 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: 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.