Cloudberries: Tasty Recipes

The cloudberry, known by locals as the “baked-apple berry”, is one of the species of salmonberry.  Initially it is a pale red and turns to a golden-amber color when ripe.  Ripe cloudberries have unique, tart taste, which changes to sweet and creamy when overripe. Ripe cloudberries, ready to be picked. …

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Miracle Fruit: Extraordinary Effects

The miracle fruit, as you might notice from its name, is truly a miracle. Also known as the miracle berry or miraculous berry, it originated in West Africa and has the amazing property of reducing the sour taste and sweetening sour foods.  With long, dark green leaves, the plant produces …

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Rhubarb: a Delicious Fruit/Veggie

When you look at a few rhubarb stalks, you may think that it is a vegetable, not a fruit.  In fact, until 1940s, it was considered a vegetable.  Then, since rhubarb was used as a fruit in the United States, it was classified as a fruit. Rhubarb grows in crisp …

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Coconut: the Fruit with Endless Uses

The coconut is an exotic and delicious tropical fruit (sometimes referred to as a nut or seed) that might have originated from around Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines.  When still on the palm and untouched, a coconut has 3 layers: the exocarp (outer skin), the mesocarp (middle layer), and the …

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Are Coconut Milk and Water the Same Thing?

Coconut milk and coconut water may sound very similar, as they both contain the word “coconut” and is some sort of liquid from the coconut.  However, coconut milk and coconut water are 2 different things, from different parts of the coconut. A refreshing splash of coconut water. Coconut water is …

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Abiu: Tastes like Caramel Candy!

The abiu is a delicious creamy fruit native to the headwaters of the Amazon.  This unique fruit grows on a medium height tree in hot and humid tropics and subtropics.  With an elliptical, round, or pointed shape, the yellow colored abiu has a taste that is different from most other …

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Snowberry: the Poison Berry

The unique snowberry,  often called the waxberry, Ice Apple or ghostberry, is a fruit native to North and Central America. These 1-2 cm berries are soft, ranging from white to pinkish red in color (one species, however, is purple).  Inside, the flesh of this fruit looks just like  sparkling, fine snow. …

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Dead Man’s Fingers: an Eerie Fruit

You might have heard of the starfruit, dragonfruit, or blood orange, but have you ever heard of dead man’s fingers?  It has a very strange name, but it is a fruit and can be eaten.  The shape and color of dead man’s fingers are also quite unique; the fruit is …

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Cherimoya: Numerous Tastes

The unique cherimoya, or chirimoya, is a fruit thought to be native to the Andes.  It was cultivated in Spain, from where it spread through Italy and Portugal.  Cherimoya fruits can now be found in Egypt, Morocco, Israel, Taiwan Australia, and other places. Numerous  places in the Americas, such as …

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Moringa: The Hot New Superfood

We’ve seen many new superfood crazes over the years, but the moringa is proving to be one of the biggest and hottest new superfood ever.  New superfruits all turned out to have even more impressive health benefits and previous ones.  For example, the dragonfruit introduced an appealing looking peel and flesh, …

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