Watermelon (Citrullus lanatus) is a fruit that belongs to the family of Cucurbitaceae of the genus: Citrullus, and is related to other plants such as cantaloupe, squash, and pumpkin that grow as vines on the ground. It is widely grown across many tropical countries as one of the major commercial crops. Externally, the fruit features smooth, deep green or yellow colour thick exterior rind with light-green or grey coloured vertical stripes all over its outer surface. Internally, the flesh is juicy, pink, red, or yellow with numerous small black seeds embedded in the middle third of the flesh. It has a neutral flavour, and tastes somewhat plain-sweet like light sugar syrup.
The papaya, papaw, or pawpaw is the fruit of the plant Carica papaya, the sole species in the genus Carica of the plant family Caricaceae. Papaya tree is grown extensively all over the tropical regions and cultivated for its fruits and latex papain, an enzyme that is used in food industry. Inside, the fruit features numerous black seeds in the hollow central cavity. The flesh is orange in color with either yellow or pink hues, soft in consistency and has a deliciously sweet, musky taste with rich flavor.
Honeydew is a cultivar group of the muskmelon, Cucumis melo Inodorus group. Honeydew has a round to slightly oval shape. The flesh is usually pale green in color, while the smooth peel ranges from greenish to yellow. Like most fruits, honeydew has seeds. Honeydew's thick, juicy, sweet flesh is often eaten for dessert and commonly found in supermarkets across the world.
The pineapple (Ananas comosus) is a tropical plant with edible multiple fruit consisting of coalesced berries, and the most economically significant plant in the Bromeliaceae family. The Honey pineapple is a special, small species of pineapple which flesh tastes similar to honey. Compared to the normal pineapple, the honey pineapple is bigger in size, has large stripes and its leaves are not straight. As such, it contains comparably more juice and flesh.
The pineapple (Ananas comosus) is a tropical, perennial, drought-tolerant plant that grows up to 5-8 feet in height and spreads around about three to four feet. It is essentially short, stout stem with a rosette of waxy long, needle-tipped leaves. Its pulp is juicy and fleshy with the stem serving as a supporting fibrous core. The outer rough, tough, scaly rind may be dark green, yellow, orange-yellow or reddish when the fruit is ripe. Internal juicy flesh may range from creamy white to yellow and has a mix of sweet and tart taste with rich flavour.
Red Dragon Fruits Vietnam or Malaysia
The Red Dragonfruit is the fruit from the cactus family, specifically the genus Hylocereus or sweet pitayas. It is football-shaped and has a leathery, leafy skin with deep red or pink in color. It comes in three varieties, red flesh, white flesh and yellow flesh, all of which are embedded with hundreds of black seeds and have a mild, sweet taste. The best-tasting variety is the one with red flesh, which is most succulent when eaten. Dragon fruits are common in Asia (particularly in Taiwan, Vietnam, Thailand and the Philippines) and in Central and South America.
Guava (Psidium guajava) belongs within the family of Myrtaceae of the genus: Psidium. It is another tropical fruit rich in nutrition. The fruit is soft when ripe with sweet musky aroma and creamy in texture. Internally, the flesh varies in colour depending up on the cultivar and may be white, pink, yellow, or red. Ripe fruits have rich flavour with sweet-tart taste. Each fruit contains numerous tiny, semi-hard edible seeds, concentrated especially at its centre.
Star fruit, also known as Carambola, is a star shaped tropical fruit with sweet and sour flavour. Carambola is native to Malayan peninsula and cultivated in many parts of Southeast Asia, Pacific islands and China. The star fruit features light-green to yellow with attractive smooth waxy surface and weighs about 70-130g. Inside has crispy, juicy pulp that can either be sweet or sour type depending on the amount of oxalic acid concentration. In some seed types, 2-5 tiny edible seeds found at the center of each angled cell.
The mango is a fleshy stone fruit belonging to the genus Mangifera, consisting of numerous tropical fruiting trees in the flowering plant family Anacardiaceae. Its outer skin is smooth and green if unripe and turns into golden yellow, bright, yellow or orange-red when ripe depending upon the cultivar. Internally, the flesh is juicy, orange-yellow in color with numerous soft fibrils radiating from its centrally placed flat, oval-shaped stone (enveloping a single large kidney-shaped seed). Its flavor is pleasant and rich, and tastes sweet with mild tartness.
The pineapple (Ananas comosus) is a tropical, perennial, drought-tolerant plant that grows up to 5-8 ft in height and spreads around about three to four ft. It is essentially a short, stout stem with a rosette of waxy long, needle-tipped leaves.The long pointed leaves usually with needle tipped and generally sharp. The plant forms a rosette of waxy leaves. The leaves may be all green or variously striped with red, yellow or ivory down the middle or near the margin.
Found throughout the tropic and subtropics area, the coconut is known for its great versatility as seen in the many uses of its different parts. Coconuts are part of the daily diets of many people. It is different from any other fruits because it contains large quantity of "water" and when immature they are known as tender-nuts or jelly-nuts and may be harvested for drinking. When mature, they still contain some water and can be used as seed, nuts or processed to give oil from the kernel, charcoal from the hard shell and coir from the fibrous husk.