Popular Malaysian Fruits
Malaysian fruits are becoming very popular with an increasing number of people. Some of the more popular Malaysian fruits are pineapple, durian, watermelon, papayas, rambutan and manggis (Purple mangosteen). Not only are Malaysian fruits very beneficial to your health they also taste very good.
The King of fruits : Durian
One of the most popular Malaysian fruits is the Durian. The name of the fruit comes from "duri" which means thorns. The durian has tiny thorns which cover the outside of the fruit. The flavor is described as tasting like cheese, almonds, garlic and caramel. The Durian is a seasonal fruit which is grown from May to August. many people boil the durian with water and sugar to eat or cook it in coconut juice. It is also used as a relish.
Most Malaysian choose to wash down all durian goodness with some fresh coconut juice after taken durian. To eat durian is a new sensation, worth to try it if you visiting Malaysia.
The Queen of Fruits: Manggis (Purple Mangosteen)
Durian considered to be " heaty " due to its creamy and rich heavy flavour. Thus, the Manggis posses the opposite, as the "cooling" properties, juicy white flesh. So its honoures as The Queen of fruits.
With the thick woody shell, it can be open by squeezing gently. It's having the most exquisite juicy white flesh, sweet yet slightly acid.
Watermelon is another popular fruit grown in Malaysia. The watermelon is 90% water and is eaten mostly as a cool refreshing snack. watermelons are a leading source for Lycopene. Lycopene is a natural pigment that gives watermelon and tomatoes their color. Lycopene helps reduce the risks of developing cancers, such as prostate, colon and rectum cancer. Lycopene also helps reduce the risks of heart attacks. Watermelon seeds are rich in protein and carbohydrates. Watermelon seeds are normally dried and eaten as a snack.
Rambutan gets it's name from "Rambut" which means hair. The skin of Rambutan is covered with whiskers giving the fruit a hairy appearance. Rambutan is used mostly for jams and fruit cocktails.
Papayas are high in Vitamin C and Vitamin A. papayas are used mostly for canned fruit cocktails. They are also used in soaps, creams, and lotions.
Malaysian fruits are becoming popular for their unique taste. Malaysian fruits are a great place to begin a healthy diet.