When ripe the abui fruit has smooth bright yellow skin and will have one to four ovate seeds. The inside of the fruit is translucent and white.
Category: Fruits – A to Z
Malpighia emarginata is a tropical fruit-bearing shrub or small tree in the family Malpighiaceae. Common names include acerola, Barbados cherry, West Indian cherry and wild crepemyrtle. Acerola is native to South America, Southern Mexico and Central America, but is now also being grown as far north as Texas and in subtropical areas of Asia, like India.
The African cherry orange, Citropsis articulata, also known as the West African cherry orange or Uganda cherry orange (locally as omuboro) is a small citrus fruit about the size of a tangerine. The plant is endemic to Central and Western Africa, and used primarily for eating and in African traditional herbal medicine.
The fruit is a large drupe, with fibrous flesh. The subtly aromatic nuts are typically dried in the sun for preservation, and are sold whole or in powder form. They may be ground to a paste known variously as dika bread or Gabon chocolate. Their high content of mucilage enables them to be used as thickening agents for dishes such as ogbono soup. The nuts may also be pressed for vegetable oil.
Araza is a really sour, yellow, softball sized fruit that has a thin outer peel. Sometimes eaten fresh, out of hand, although the fruits are quite acidic. The araca-boi is more commonly used to flavour ice creams, sweets, and beverages. It is very high in vitamin C, double the amount of the average orange.
Diospyros kaki, better known as the Japanese persimmon, kaki persimmon (kaki 柿) or Asian persimmon, is the most widely cultivated species of the Diospyros genus. There are two types of fruit, Astringent and Non-astringent. The astringent fruit has soft mushy flesh when ripe and is flatter in shape with distinct jelly-like segments. The non astringent variety has crisp flesh and is more round in shape. In both varieties, the flesh is sweet tasting.