International tastes on Indian taste buds

March 29, 2011 at 9:39 am Leave a comment

While some fruits are easily available, there are many which are not so easily available. This is because the climatic conditions of one country may not suit the growth of certain fruits while there are many others which may not have the right labour and equipments. Not many parts of India would grow certain nutritious fruits, but these are either imported or bartered for other fruits grown in India. Lets now find out about some fruits we have not much heard of.

1)      Grapefruit

These are not grapes, these look like huge oranges and once cut they are like sweet limes. They are red inside with fibres which are juicy and yummy. Grapefruit works as an excellent appetizer as compared to any other drug. It is said that smell of the grapefruit reduces the feeling of hunger. This is the reason why people include grapefruit in their weight loss programs. It’s full with the benefits of nutrients, vitamins, potassium, lycopene and refrigerant. Along with these, it also contains calcium, sugar and phosphorous. The United States leads in the production of this fruit.

1)      Kiwis

Kiwi is yet another fruit. It looks like a chickoo with a brown skin but once peeled, its fresh green in colour. It has a high content of Vitamin C and helps to improve the immunity. Many a times its used for garnishing fruit salads and ice creams. It is important to note that kiwi fruits contain a remarkable amount of Vitamin C, E and A. Vitamin C is a water-soluble antioxidant that has been proven to protect our body from free radicals, dramatically improving the health of individuals who consumed it regularly against all kinds of disease, from cardiovascular problems to cancer and obesity

2)      Pomelo

It is the biggest of all citrus fruits. It is very high on Vitamin C to an extent that it not only improves the immunity but also takes care of the healing of wounds externally and internally.  It is not widely available in India. it is native to Southeast Asian countries. Pomelo can grow as large as 30cm in diameter and weigh up to 25 pounds. This fruit looks like a sweet lime from the outside and like an orange on the inside. Many get confused between Pomelo and grapefruit.

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