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tropical fruits [3]click to hear

A variety of fruits, usually of exotic origin, more or less available in the West.
tropical fruits [3] fig sapodilla jujube rambutan jaboticaba Japanese persimmon litchi guava

fig click to hear

Among its many varieties are the black, the green and the purple fig; whether fresh or dried, it is mostly eaten raw, but can also be cooked.

sapodilla click to hear

Has juicy fragrant, slightly granular flesh that tastes like honey and apricots; it is easy to peel and is eaten raw or cooked.

jujube click to hear

Somewhat dry stone fruit, eaten fresh or dried, raw or cooked, like the date.

rambutan click to hear

The shell, covered in soft spikes, splits easily to reveal flesh like the litchi’s but less fragrant; it is used like the litchi.

jaboticaba click to hear

Little known outside Brazil, it is eaten as is, like grapes, or made into jelly, jam, juice or wine; its translucent flesh is either white or pink.

Japanese persimmon click to hear

This national fruit of Japan is often eaten plain, with a spoon; the fuyu variety is eaten like an apple.

litchi click to hear

Its juicy crunchy translucent flesh is more fragrant than the longan’s; it is often eaten raw and the Chinese serve it with fish or meat.

guava click to hear

Very popular in South America, its fragrant, slightly acidic flesh is eaten raw or cooked, with or without the skin and seeds.