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@vandana7 (68972)
India
August 14, 2012 4:08am CST
Now what am I gonna ask..lol But honestly, I got to taste Kiwi fruit last year, and to tell you the truth with all its good qualities, it didnt get approval from my taste buds. And I have not tasted Avacado yet..honestly I was dying to, but Kiwi debacle has made hesitant. So what are the fruits commonly found in your parts of the world and how do they taste.. We eat apples, bananas, mangoes, oranges, sweet limes, grapes, guavas, water melons, and a few other varieties of melons mostly. Sometimes we get strawberries ..and what we call Jamuns (these are purple or violet fruits that dangle on tall trees and fall when we are not around but taste swell color my lips and tongue hard not to share because of that variety of fruts..pity thaey have big seed..but it is good for diabetes). Which fruits do you all get more often in your country, and how do they taste and look, if you can describe it would be so great. Thanks in advance..I love eating and I love fruits..
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@arvintot (401)
• Philippines
16 Aug 12
Hi I'm from the Philippines have you tried Durian? or a Jack fruit"langka"? They say a durian has a stinky smell, but when you taste it durian has no bad taste it mushy and I think sweet. THey can make different sort of food using durian like Durian candy it taste like medicine.
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@lkbooi (16101)
• Malaysia
19 Aug 12
Hi arvintot, durian is the season fruit here and it's my most favorite fruit. to me its milky flesh tastes heavenly. A durian lover could hardly resist from eating it once we get its unique aromatic smell Happy posting
@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
14 Aug 12
Vandana, avocados are NOT SWEET. They might be a "fruit," which tomatoes (also non-sweet) are, technically, but I don't even want to imagine what would happen to an avocado were one to add sugar to it (which can be done to tomatoes)! One adds =savory= spices, or just salt (% often, tomatoes) to avocado. Best advice, find an expert to choose & prepare avocados for you! It's still a weird taste, but _I_ love it! MP
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• India
14 Aug 12
I haven't tasted Kiwi and Avacado fruit till now, I have only seen them in books and TV. I generally get to eat fruit like: Apple, Banana, Blackberry, Cantaloupe, Cherry, Custard-Apple (we in India call it as "Sitafal" in Hindi), Dates, Gooseberries, Grapes (i.e. Black, Dark Blue, Green), Guava, Huckleberries, Jackfruit, Lychee Nut, Lime, Mango, Manilkara Zapota (we in India call it as "Chikoo" in Hindi), Orange, Papayas, Plum (we in India call it as "Aloo Bukhara" in Hindi), Pomegranate(we in India call it as "Anaar" in Hindi), Sweet lime, Watermelon.
• India
23 Aug 12
Fruits - Cantaloupe, Gooseberries and Huckleberries
Sorry madam for a delayed reply. I have attached the image of the above mentioned fruits, please have a look at them, you might have surely seen them in Moazzam Jahi Market or some other markets in Hyderabad, India. You may or may not have tasted them. Gooseberries or Indian Gooseberries (we in India call it as "Amla" in Hindi). In my last post I have missed few fruit, they are as follows: Pears, Pineapple, Strawberry, Sweet lemon (we in India call it as "Mosambi" in Hindi), Tamarind There are few more but I don't know what are they called in English.
@samar54 (2456)
• Egypt
22 Aug 12
I taste kiwi many times ,in my country their are many fruits like grape , mango , melon , watermelon , date , orange , banana , apple ,etc .. I love mango , banana , water melon , apple , but I eat all kinds
@topffer (36613)
• Singapore, Singapore
19 Aug 12
I have several fruit trees, including some "exotic" ones : a persimmon and... three kiwi lianas -- a male and 2 female --. I like kiwis when they are ripe -- in October here --, but it is not my preferred fruit. Local melons -- "melon Charentais" : http://www.jacques-briant.fr/medias/MELON_CHARENTAIS_A.JPG -- and grapes -- "chasselas de Moissac" : http://arnaud.aurejac.free.fr/images/chasselas.jpg -- are delicious ; we have also some local apples and pears, disappearing actually because they are not recognized at the EEC level.
• Philippines
19 Aug 12
am not a fan of kiwi either. i do not like sou fruits. Here in the Philippines, we have a lot of mangoes. I love mangoes. Mangoes are my favorite fruit!
@lkbooi (16101)
• Malaysia
19 Aug 12
HI vandana 7, eating is said to be the most important thing in our daily life And there are countless of delicious food available. Here fruit is our chatting topic. Here in the tropical region we can get the common fruits like banana, papaya, pineapple, watermelon, guava...all the year round. Banana is easy to eat and rich in vitamin and minerals. Therefore I like to take a couple daily. It's rather sweet so it'not healthy to take more. I like to take an apple or a kiwi daily too. These imported fruits are expensive compared to the local ones. No choice for Glove their tasty sweet and sour savor happy posting
@namiya (1599)
• Philippines
18 Aug 12
among the local fruits in our country, may favorites are: mangoes, bananas, papaya, avocado, rambutan, lanzones and any fruit except sour ones. Avocado could be eaten either with sugar only or with milk (preferable condensed milk) as sugar and milk enhance its flavor. Fruits do not only taste great but offer a lot of health benefits, top is its detoxifying effect on our body.
@youless (94715)
• Guangzhou, China
18 Aug 12
Kiwi fruit is not a very special fruit here, so I can buy it anytime. The good ones really taste well. However, if you don't know how to pick them, sometimes the kiwi fruits can be very sour. As to avocado, we don't have it in our country. All of the avocados are imported and therefore it is very expensive. And this is why I haven't eaten it yet. But I'd like to try it one day if its price can be reasonable. Normally we eat pineapple, apple, banana, orange, watermelon, melon, lychee, mango, grapes and so on. I love China
• Philippines
16 Aug 12
i love eating banana here because it cost only a penny. my brother like avocado because he said it lowers the cholesterol because it is had antioxidant that lowers bad cholesterol especially the ripe maroon one...yum!
@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
16 Aug 12
I like kiwi, but like someone else mentioned, they need to be ripe (soft) to taste good - otherwise the slightly bitter seeds are the major flavor. I think certain stores get them. Avocados also need to be ripe (soft) to taste good. They are great with some salt on them - I once had a cat who liked avocados, but only if it were salted! I don't know what Jamun is, I'm guessing they don't grow it around here.
@jennyze (7045)
• Indonesia
16 Aug 12
Our countries' climate is almost the same so we get almost the same fruits as in your country. I tasted avocado and I like it when I eat it with chocolate or sugar cause avocado itself tastes bland, like a butter. Besides of what you tasted, I also tasted peaches, dates, plums, tamarinds, star fruits, jack fruits, and durians. I don't like to eat jack fruit and durian though. They taste very sweets when you ate them ripe but you will get the smell also... they smell... not bad but unusual...
@Micmac (9723)
15 Aug 12
watermelon - Sweet watermelon! Yum! :)
Last year I ate plenty of kiwis and they have a bitter and sweet taste, more sweeter when they are ripen very soft. I sliced them and put them in my yogurt. This year the kiwis are as hard as a rock and they don't ripen even in the sun (don't know why, so I didn't want to buy them). Avacado, I don't like it plain and I like the taste only when I eat them with creme cheese, otherwise they taste bland. Persimmon _ WOW! sweetest of all fruits (actually it's a berry) It is like the color of a tangerine (which is another fruit I eat, sweeter than orange). Vanda I don't know if you have tasted Watermelon? It is common here and very sweet, juicy and refreshing during summer hot days. It is good because during heat wave it supplies the body with plenty of water to prevent dehydration. It is dark and light green on the outside and inside the fruit is red and they are available with or without seeds. There are differnt variety of shapes, some oblong and others round. Here is a photo,
• India
14 Aug 12
Hi friend, I am also from India and take all the Indian fruits mentioned by you, good to know that you tasted the kiwi fruit, till today i don;t get an opportunity to taste abroad fruits. I like grapes a lot and prefer to drink grape and sugarcane juice which gives more pleasant taste to our tongue
@shibham (17022)
• India
14 Aug 12
Hi aai... And my most favorite one is pineapple. Hope you have tasted it. Nice time ahead.
@allknowing (72752)
• India
14 Aug 12
canisitel - Canistel is a fruit that tastes like the sweetened yellow of an egg
Nothing to beat canistel (egg fruit) which grows in my garden apart from several other fruits - jack fruit, mango, sapota, banana, pineapple, figs, papaya,mulberry, bell fruit,star fruit to name a few.
@yugasini (12839)
• Anantapur, India
14 Aug 12
hi vandana madam, i need not say or tell you from which country and which place i am living and , the types of fruits available here, but actually there no any desires to me to eat avcado fruit or kiwi fruit, if available i will consume if not nothing, i do not have that much enthusiasm and favour on fruits or any thing,regularly also i do not buy any fruits my wife will bring fruits for pooja purpose,then only i will taste them,have a nice day.
@thanks1961 (7046)
• India
14 Aug 12
Hi dear, The above mentioned names are much common in our place as I am also an Indian. I have tasted some rare spicies of jungle fruits which are not available everywhere and not all seasons. They will grow in some parts of the jungles and stay for 1-2 days and taste so good and small in size. Also, here in Mumbai we used to get different fruits (sorry I don't know the names in any language) and I have seen in the market and didn't gone for a try because I have not eaten before and the prices are much higher. However, I used to each some dry fruits also not knowlingly by its name and some friends gifted when they come back from abroad. One thing I can tell you that I like all kind of fruits and like to have the different fruit jams which are available in the market.
• United States
14 Aug 12
I just had a few cherries and half a peach fr my snack. i eat lots of oranges,apples,and peaches,I have strawberries in the house as well. I love avacado with salt on it. try it you may like it.