From time to time, we like to include some exotic fruits in your regular orders to keep things fresh and exciting! Here is a list of some of The Fruit People’s exotic fruits you can expect to see in the coming weeks.
The tropical tree that bears the lychee fruit is native to the Guangdong and Fujian provinces of China. It’s not something you’ll find in many greengrocers! This small fleshy fruit has a pinkish red outside (which is inedible) and a sweet flesh inside that has a grape-like texture. The flavour is very distinct and you will no doubt recognise it with many teas, drinks and even cocktails using lychee as an ingredient.
But how DO they get the fig into the Fig Rolls? It makes us sad that the well-known biscuits are probably more famous than the fruits in Ireland. The fruit really does taste so much better! We send our figs to our customers fresh but you can also purchase them dried in many supermarkets. They make a great snack or a nice smoothie addition!
Between coconut water for rehydration, coconut milk for delicious curries and diced coconut for snacking, is coconut the greatest fruit of all time?! Diced coconut chunks are a great snack to have in the office. They are a great source of healthy fats that will give you long-lasting energy throughout the day!
Passionfruit is a popular addition to cocktails and yoghurts, but they are much more versatile than that. Not only can you eat it straight from its shell, you can use it in your smoothies, juices and even make jams or hot sauces out of them! While not the most appealing fruit once you cut into them, they’re well worth a go when you find them in your order.
Kaki Fruit (persimmons)
Kaki fruit are a sweet and slightly tangy fruit with a soft texture. You eat them much like you would a kiwi, be sure they are ripe to get the best out of them. This exotic fruit is low in calories while high in key nutrients such as Vitamin A, Vitamin C and fiber. Don’t confuse them for tomatoes when they arrive in your The Fruit People order!
Fun fact: the botanical name for this fruit means ‘’food of the gods’’!
Picture a grape-sized kiwi…good, now you know what a kiwi berry is! These bite-sized fruits tend to be sweeter than their larger cousins and are even more nutrient dense in terms of vitamins and minerals. Grown in cooler climate regions such as Siberia and central China, these fruits aren’t that widespread as of yet but luckily for you, The Fruit People have got the hook up.
Easily one of the most eye-catching fruits on this list, the dragon fruit is a bit of paradox in that its fleshy centre actually has quite a mild taste. Simply cut in half, then in segments and remove the skin to best enjoy this funny-looking fruit. With an inside slightly resembling that of a kiwi, the seeds are in fact edible as well.
After reading this list, we’re sure you can’t wait for your next delivery! Along with The Fruit People’s exotic fruits, you can also customise your weekly order and add a number of snacks, fruits, milks or teas. You do all of this using your online account here.