Noni | Morinda Citrifolia | Puke Fruit

Overview Noni or Morinda citrifolia, also known as the puke fruit for its formidable fragrance, is a fruit-bearing tree in the coffee family,  Its is indigenous to  across Southeast Asia and Australasia. It  was spread across the Pacific by Polynesian sailors. Noni is now cultivated throughout the tropical countries. Noni is called puke fruit...

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Jackfruit | Artocarpus heterophyllus | A Sweet and Aromatic Tropical Delight

Artocarpus heterophyllus or  jackfruit, also known as jack tree, is a species of tree in the fig, mulberry, and breadfruit family. Its origin is in the region between the Western Ghats of southern India and the rainforests of Malaysia.. It bears the largest fruit of all trees, reaching as much as 55 kg (120 pounds) in weight, 90 cm (35 inches) in...

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Star Fruit – Averrhoa Carambola

Star Fruit, also known as Carambola,   is the fruit of Averrhoa carambola, a species of tree, that is native to tropical South East Asia. The fruit is commonly consumed in parts of Brazil, all through Asia and the Caribbean. The tree is cultivated and taken as a cherished fruit throughout all the tropical areas of the world. Carambola is...

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Sapodilla Fruit

Sapodilla | Manilkara zapota

Manilkara zapota, commonly known as sapodilla,  sapota, chikoo, naseberry, or nispero is a long-lived, ever green tree , native to southern Maxico, Central America and the Caribbean. It was thought to be native of coastal Yucatán in the Petenes mangroves ecoregion, where there are example of its natural occurrence. In this region it is a...

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Garcinia pedunculata

Bor Thekera or Garcinia pedunculata

Bor Thekera ( Assamese Name ) or Garcinia pedunculata  is an evergreen tree that grows saprsly in south-eastern regions of Asia such as parts of Myanmar and north-eastern parts of India. It is related to the more familiar purple mangosteen (Garcinia mangostana). The ripe fruits can be eaten cooked or raw. In Assam , people value this fruit...

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