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Tastiest Rain Forest Fruits

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Rated 3 points - posted 11 years ago by sdenise in category Travel.
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Sugar Apple (annona squamosa) Report Abuse
An extremely popular fruit that is typically eaten raw, added to ice cream or blended with milk to make a delicious beverage
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Goldenberry (physalis peruviana). Report Abuse
Small tree with a smooth pinkish trunk and fragrant white flowers. The fruit contain a sweet pinkish-purple flesh that is used in making jellies.
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Star Apple (chrysophyllum cainito) Report Abuse
This rapidly growing tree produces delicious purple fruit with a star pattern in the pulp.
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Custard Apple (annona reticulata) Report Abuse
Tropical tree to 40' widely cultivated in lowland tropics. Grown for its large heart shape fruits with juicy sweet pulp. Blooms have the scent of vanilla
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Soursop a.k.a. Guanabana (annona muricata) Report Abuse
A well-known fruit commonly found in tropical markets, they are usually processed into ice creams, sherbets and drinks. High in vitamins B1, B2 and C, the delicious fruits usually weigh several pounds.
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Pepino (solanum muricatum) Report Abuse
An evergreen shrub that produces a sweet, edible fruit that resembles a melon in both color and flavor. The fruits have a smooth round or oval shape and are light yellow in color with purple lines throughout
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Star Fruit (averrhoa carambola) Report Abuse
The oval fruit is five lobed, translucent and pleasantly tart. It is star-shaped when sliced crosswise
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Pond Apple (annona glabra) Report Abuse
Produces fruits which look similar to a green apple that can be eaten raw and are sometimes made into jellies and wine. The plants mature quickly and start producing after two years
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Naranjilla (solanum quitoense) Report Abuse
Produces fragrant white and purple flowers that are followed by edible medium sized fruits that turn bright orange when ripe. The juicy pulp is green and tastes like a cross between a pineapple and a strawberry. Can be eaten fresh, used on ice cream, in fruit salad, cooked in pies or made into a juice.
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Zebra Banana (musa zebrina) Report Abuse
Definitely the most unusual-looking member of the banana family
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Tamarind (tamarindus indica) Report Abuse
This tropical fruit tree is known for its tart pulp used in chutney and numerous other dishes.
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Chocolate Vine (akebia quinata) Report Abuse
A hardy vine whose red-purple flowers smell like white chocolate when in bloom. The flowers are followed by purple, edible 4"-5" sausage shaped fruits which contain a white pulp with a tapioca like flavor
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Wild Mandarin (citrus sp.) Report Abuse
The flowers are tinged red in the bud, white inside. They are followed by an abundance of tangerine looking, sweet and sour fruit.
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Wild Pear (psidium guajava) Report Abuse
Also known as Tropical Guava, this small tree can grow to 34 feet. Produces an abundance of pear shaped fruit, generally two crops per year, within 90 to 150 days after flowering. The fruit can be eaten raw but is preferred seeded and sliced as a dessert or in salads. It is also used for juice, made into syrup or jelly.
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Kaffir Plum (harpephyllum caffrum) Report Abuse
Small tree with a smooth pinkish trunk and fragrant white flowers. The fruit contain a sweet pinkish-purple flesh that is used in making jellies. Often served with cream cheese, guavas can be eaten raw, canned, used in desserts and salads
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Date Plum (diospyros lotus) Report Abuse
A type of persimmon tree, produces a small fruit with a taste similar to both dates and plums. The fruit is said to be so delicious that it was known to the ancient Greeks and "the fruit of the Gods".
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Cocktail Plant (psidium friedrichstahlianum) Report Abuse
A small fruit tree with green to red foliage, depending on the amount of sun. Small white flowers are followed by small fruit that are used in tropical juices. The leaves are sometimes digested in a tea form as an antacid.
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Cassabanana (sicana odorifera) Report Abuse
Fast-growing, fleshy vine produces large fruits up to 60 cm long. The mature fruit is sweet with orange-yellow pulp that is eaten raw or made into preserves. Immature fruit can be cooked like a vegetable.
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Bael Fruit (aegle marmelos) Report Abuse
This nutritious fruit is prized more for its medicinal qualities than its taste as it used in different parts of the world to cure dysentery, diarrhea, hepatitis, tuberculosis, and is said to be good for the heart and brain.
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Apricot Tomato (solanum quitoense) Report Abuse
An exciting bushy plant with purple-tinged large leaves that are curiously inverted, with the broad end upward. Attractive white flowers are followed by tomato shaped orange/red fruits that taste like a ripe apricot
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