Mandarin, also know is Kinnow is cultivated extensively in the wider Punjab region of Pakistan. he rind is very smooth, but easy to peel and the segments are tender and juicy with very high levels of sweetness giving a strong flavour.
The fruit is a drupe, varying from round to elongate and from cherry-size to plum-size depending on cultivar. It has a thin, edible skin surrounding whitish flesh of sweet, agreeable flavour. The single hard stone contains two seeds. This low calorie fruit comes power-packed with nutrients, vitamins, and minerals. Moreover, it is a great natural source of antioxidants.
Cherries are drupe fruits with a central “stony-hard” seed surrounded by fleshy edible pulp. They come in small sizes, measuring about 2 cm in diameter. Externally they covered by bright “shiny” red thin peel.
Cherries are one of the very low-calorie fruits. Nonetheless, they are a rich source of phytonutrients, vitamins, and minerals. Both sweet, as well as tart cherries, are packed with numerous health benefiting compounds that are essential for wellness.
Sapodilla also known as chikoo is another popular tropical fruit. It composes of soft, easily digestible pulp made of simple sugars like fructose and sucrose. The fruit has brown, sandy, kiwifruit-like outer surface but without the fuzziness. Unripe fruits possess white, hard, inedible pulp that secretes sticky latex containing toxic substance saponin. This milky latex gradually disappears, and its white flesh turns brown as the fruit ripe. Once ripen, it becomes soft, acquires a sweet taste and smooth or grainy texture with slight musky flavor.
Persimmon fruit is a golden yellow, round or oval, flavorful, smooth textured delicacy. Its sweet, delicious flesh is packed with much health promoting nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants vital for optimum health.