Do the apples and pears come out of your nose, but do you want to get enough vitamins? There are plenty of lesser-known types of fruit that are certainly worth bringing into your home. Culy introduces you to six special types of fruit.
Eating fruit is healthy – after all, fruit is full of vitamins and minerals. The Nutrition Center therefore recommends eating at least two pieces of fruit per day. An apple or a handful of grapes every day can get a bit boring. That is why in this article we share six more unknown, special types of fruit that can sometimes be put in the spotlight.
6 special fruits
It’s not an apple, it’s not a pear, but it’s quince . The quince is a hard fruit (a bit like stewed pears) and has a yellow skin. You might not think it, but the quince tree is related to the rose tree. In terms of smell and taste, you should therefore think of a floral note.
You will not easily see a quince in Dutch supermarkets, but you will probably have more luck at a Turkish or Moroccan supermarket.
2. Dragon fruit (pitahaja)
If you’ve ever been to Asia, you know how popular dragon fruit (also called pitahaja) is there. This white fruit (which can also have deep pink flesh) with many black seeds is often on the menu and is used as a garnish in many smoothies or salads. That probably also has to do with that striking pink, scale-like skin.
Dragon fruit is best stored in the refrigerator. In contrast to the quince, you can increasingly encounter dragon fruit in the Dutch supermarket. You also have a good chance of scoring this special fruit at a toko
3. Kiwi berries
We all know the kiwi, of course, but have you ever eaten a kiwi berry? These mini kiwis are not much bigger than a grape. The taste is sweeter than its big brother. Ideal if you find kiwis too sour in taste.
You can often find kiwi berries in the supermarket. For example, we have seen them at Hoogvliet, Plus and Dirk.
4. Sharon fruit (khaki fruit)
If you come across sharon fruit or kaki fruit (both names are used) in the supermarket or market, you might think it is an unripe tomato. The shape of this sweet fruit resembles a tomato like two drops of water, only the Kaki is more orange in color. As we said, the taste is sweet, somewhat reminiscent of apricots.
The name of this fruit sounds a lot more exotic than grape or banana . The cherimoya originates from Peru and Ecuador. The taste is reminiscent of a combination of strawberry, raspberry and pineapple, and the flesh resembles the flesh of the pear. In any case, this fruit promises to be a taste bomb.
If you come across cherimoya somewhere , we recommend that you get it at home. Because this fruit has a thin skin (and is therefore very vulnerable to trade fair spots), the fruit is not (yet) sold much in the Netherlands .
6. Yellow Watermelon
You might be surprised as soon as you cut the yellow watermelon in half. But they really do exist: yellow watermelons. The flesh tastes slightly sweeter than the red variety , but it makes for a nice change on a hot summer day.
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