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Guava and Feijoa

  • Tropical fruit having a light yellow or green skin and white, pink or dark-red edible flesh. 
  • Guavas are apple- or pear shaped.
  • The Guava tree can grow up to 12 cm. long;
  • Guava tastes like a combination of pear and strawberry;
  • The seeds of guavas are edible;
  • The feijoa is the guava's brother. It is green and more elongated.
  • A specific type of Feijoa is the pineapple guava.
  • Are tropical fruit so do not keep them in the refrigerator (see bananas). Guavas and feijoas can be kept for a few days on a fruit bowl at room temperature.
  • Are a big type of berry.
  • Do not peel guavas because the edible rind contains a lot of vitamin C (five times more than an orange).
  • The major producers of guava in the world are India, Brazil, and Mexico.
  • Are great thirst quenchers and contain very much vitamin C. and much iron.
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  • For more about the guava check out: Guava the "best" fruit


    Kiwano

  • The horned melon.
  • Is a member of the cucumber family and not of the kiwi family.
  • Looks like an oval melon with horns and is very decorative.
  • Picked green, riped orange, the kiwano tastes like a mix oflemon and banana.
  • It is a tropical fruit so it cannot be stored in the refrigerator.
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  • Kiwi Fruit

  • Small oval fruits with a thin brown skin, soft green flesh and black seeds.
  • Kiwis are originally from China and were improved in New Zealand
  • Kiwis contain a protein-splitting enzyme. Other fruit that contains this enzyme are fresh papaya, pineapple and babaco. This substance makes the fruit easy to digest and fried together with meat it makes it more tender. If you put this fruit in dairy products it will make them watery. If the fruit is cooked like all canned and other processed fruit this enzyme is no longer active.
  • Kiwis are a subtropical and not a tropical fruit. Therefore it is best to store them in the fridge.
  • To make them ripe faster you can keep them in a closed plastic bag together with an apple, pear or banana. These fruits excrete ethylene gas which fastens the riping of kiwis and avocadoes.
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  • For more about the kiwi and the yellow kiwi check out: Zespri.com


    Papayas / Paw Paw

  • An orange coloured fleshy fruit.
  • Are often called tree-melons.
  • Can grow to 6 kg. a fruit.
  • Unripe fruits can be eaten as a vegetable but ripe fruits always contain more vitamins and minerals.
  • Eat papayas peeled.
  • Papayas contain a protein-splitting enzyme. Other fruit that contains this enzyme are fresh kiwi, pineapple and babaco. This substance makes the fruit easy to digest and fried together with meat it makes it more tender. If you put this fruit in dairy products it will make them watery. If the fruit is cooked like all canned and other processed fruit this enzyme is no longer active.
  • Treat them like melons.
  • Contain vitamin B, C. and iron.
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  • Passion Fruit

  • Edible fruit of certain types of passion-flower.
  • Can be purple or yellow.
  • Has a tranquilizing effect on your body. Eat them before you go to sleep and you will dream sweet dreams.
  • You can store them for a few days in the refrigerator. Passion fruits are mostly sold when they are ripe.
  • Contains much vitamin B, C and much iron.
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  • Pomegranate

  • Thick-skinned round fruit which, when ripe, has a reddish centre full of large juicy seeds.
  • This fruit is sold yellow-red and is ripe when it is red-brown.
  • You can keep it several weeks at room-temperature or in the refrigerator.
  • Watch out for stains, they are hard to remove.
  • Grenadine is made out of pomegranates.
  • The most delicious type of pomegranate comes from Iraq.
  • Contains much vitamin C, B and much iron.
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