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.
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.
Plum is about the size of an average sized tomato, measuring about 5-6 cm in diameter and weigh about 50-70 g. It has central umbilicated depression at the stem end. Internally, its pulp is juicy and succulent. Plums have a sweet and tart taste with a pleasant aroma. Plums are low in calories (46 calories per 100 g) and contain no saturated fats; however, they hold numerous health promoting compounds, antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins.
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.
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.