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Yellow dragon fruit

Yellow dragon fruit Yellow dragon fruit Availability All year long Origin Colombia – Ecuador Preservation 12° – 16° Transportation Plane Characteristics The Yellow Dragon Fruit is the fruit of a cactus, with a refreshing, mild and sweet flavor. Covered with large green scales, the flesh is translucent white, punctuated by small seeds very black. It is eaten exclusively raw by the spoon after being cut in half or in fruit salad with other tropical fruits. Story The Yellow Dragon Fruit is native…

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Red dragon fruit

Red dragon fruit Red dragon fruit Availability All year long Origin Colombia – Ecuador – Indonesia – Israel – Thailand – Vietnam Preservation 12° – 16° Transportation Plane Characteristics 25 Pitaya species are known, but they can be divided mainly into two groups: red dragon and yellow dragon fruit. The yellow one has a white flesh with small black seeds. Red variety can be white and red on the inside and is less tasty. In both varieties, the flesh is…

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Tamarillo

Tamarillo Tamarillo Availability All year long Origin Colombia – Ecuador Preservation 5° – 10° Transportation Plane Characteristics Tamarillo is a fruit similar to tomato. In fact, it is also called “tree tomato” because it grows in shrubs and not in seedlings. Imported from Latin America in the 1800s, Tamarillo is used in recipes similar to those that require tomatoes, such as salads, jams for aperitifs and sauces. Under the thin red skin (very bitter and not recommended to eat), it…

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Sweet cucumber

Sweet cucumber Sweet cucumber Availability All year long Origin Colombia – Ecuador Preservation 3° – 5° Transportation Plane Characteristics Sweet cucumber belongs to the family of melons and has an ovoid shape. Its smooth thin, normally light in color, is covered with purple stripes. Inside the fruit, the water-rich pulp contains small seeds. It has a sweet and delicate taste between melon, apple and cucumber. Story Sweet cucumber is native to South America but is now easily found in Australia, New…

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Gulupa

Gulupa Gulupa Availability All year long Origin Colombia – South Africa – Thailand – Vietnam – Zimbabwe Preservation 6° – 12° Transportation Plane, boat Characteristics Gulupa belongs to the flowers of passion family. Its name derives from the particular shape of its flower. This fruit is round, and it has a soft, edible skin that wilts when the fruit is ripe. Its pulp is gelatinous with many edible seeds and has a slightly acidic taste. Story Native to Brazil, the gulupa is…

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Cassava

Cassava Cassava Availability All year long Origin Costa Rica – Nicaragua Preservation 6° – 15° Transportation Boat Characteristics Cassava is called yuca or cassava, depending on the country. The tuber is between 20 and 40 cm long, but can reach 90 cm if you let it grow. Cassava has an elongated shape with a thin skin whose color varies from brown to dark brown. Its pulp can be milky white or yellowish. Story Native to northeastern Brazil and southwestern Mexico.…

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Mango

Mango Mango Availability All year long Origin Australia – Brazil – Colombia – Costa Rica – Israel – Peru – South Africa – Spain Preservation 6° – 12° Transportation Plane, boat Characteristics Its oval shape, sometimes elongated, and its color (green, yellow, orange, red) vary according to the varieties and origins. Peru, Mexico and Brazil are now among the largest producers of mangoes. These fruits have a thin, smooth skin that can be greenish, yellowish or reddish, often with shades…

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Kiwano

Kiwano Kiwano Availability All year long Origin Ecuador – Dominican Republic Preservation 8° – 12° Transportation Plane Characteristics Kiwano is a plant belonging to the cucurbitaceae family. The shape looks like an elongated egg, and its hard but smooth skin is covered with small “horns”. On the outside, it has a bright yellow or even greenish brown color, and contains a bright green gelatinous pulp sprinkled with small edible seeds. The kiwano is usually eaten with a spoon, after having…

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Granadilla

Granadilla Granadilla Availability All year long Origin Colombia – Ecuador Preservation 8° – 12° Transportation Plane Characteristics The granadilla is elliptic in shape, 6 to 7.5 cm long, orange-yellow when ripe. Externally, the skin is homogeneous and compact, while the interior is white and soft. The gray flesh is characterized by the presence of many small black seeds, soft and flat. It has a the delicately aromatic aroma. Also known as the « gold passion fruit », granadilla is the…

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Passion fruit

Passion fruit Passion fruit Availability All year long Origin Colombia – Ecuador Preservation 8° – 12° Transportation Plane Characteristics Passion fruit is one of the many species of fruit belonging to the Passiflores family. It is actually a variety of passion fruit. The fruit has a soft and viscous pulp rich in edible seeds. When it gets ripe, it turns from green to an intense yellow and the skin is then wrinkled. The taste is sweet and juicy, often used…

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