It’s a delight to let you know that we’ve come to the end of Knowing More About Fruits (3rd Series) . Recall that right from season one we’ve been consistently reviewing 15 fruits every Monday. Where we talk majorly about the; names, origin, description, natural benefits and uses.
English Name: Ugli fruit
Botanical Name: Citrus × tangelo
DESCRIPTION: A huge great lump of citrus fruit, very ugly, that is apparently a hybrid across of grapefruit, orange and tangerine. A fruit with a rough, yellowish-orange skin and sweet flesh with alot of juice.
English Name: Sugar cane
Botanical Name: saccharum officinarum
Yoruba Name: Ìrèke
Hausa Name: Ireke
Igbo Name: Osisina-atuto
DESCRIPTION: A sweet tall tropical plant with a thick stem and soft rinds. Inside the stalk is sweet juice often eaten and processed into sugar.
English Name: Star fruit / Carambola
Botanical Name: Averrhoa carambola
Indian Name: Kamrakh
DESCRIPTION: A green or yellow tropical fruit with a shape like a star when cut.
English Name: African Star Apple / Cherry
Botanical Name: Chrysophyllum albidum
Yoruba Name: Àgbalùmo
Igbo Name: Udara beeke
Ghana Name: Alasa
DESCRIPTION: A tropical yellow/golden fruit with a peach fleshy sticky edible pulp which contains 4—6 seeds.
English Name: Camu Camu Berry
Botanical Name: Myrciaria dubia
DESCRIPTION: A little berry from the Amazon region the berry looks like a small plum-like red-purple fruit and have a whitish fleshy center.
English Name: Passion fruit / Granadilla fruit.
Botanical Name: Passiflora edulis
Dutch Name: Passiebloem
Spanish Name: Maracuja
Italian Name: Fruttodella passione.
DESCRIPTION: A small tropical fruit with a thick yellow or purple skin, juicy and filled with many seeds. The purple skinned specie has black seeds, the yellow skinned specie has brown seeds. The yellow specie are generally larger than the purple specie.
English Name: Raspberry
Botanical Name: Rubus idaues
DESCRIPTION: A member of the berry family with an edible red colour. It’s juicy and grows majorly on bushes.
English Name: Mulberry
Botanical Name: Morus nigra
DESCRIPTION: A purple colour tinted with red or white fruit resembling a black berry.
English Name: Mandarin
Botanical Name: Citrus reticulata
DESCRIPTION: A small, spiny variety of orange, which is seedless and easy to peel. Its varieties of which are called tangerines.