Vietnam is tropical low land country and there are many kind of fruits:

 

Guava Fruit

Most famous in Vinh Long, Southern Vietnam

Guava originated in the tropical region of Central Americas and reached South-East Asia approximately in the 17th century. Guava fruit is either round or pear-shaped, with thin dark green skin which becomes yellowish green as the fruits ripen.

Guava

Guava originated in the tropical region of Central Americas and reached South-East Asia approximately in the 17th century. Guava fruit is either round or pear-shaped, with thin dark green skin which becomes yellowish green as the fruits ripen. Depending on the species, guava can be of tomato size or as large as 13 cm in diameter. To eat: use a knife to slice the fruit lengthwise into 4-6 pieces, slice off the part containing the seeds; the kin is bitter but edible.

Guava is often ready to eat when it is green and crisp. The flesh is crunchy much like eating a slice of apple. The taste is pleasant with mildly acidic flavour. Some Vietnamese however like to eat the guava when it is not completely ripe (Ổi sống) together with a dip made of fish sauce (Nuoc Mam), chilli, salt and sugar. Sometime, the guava slice is dipped in a mixture of salt and grounded red chilli pepper. The Mekong Delta’s “Ổi Xá Lị” variety is probably the most famous guava in of Vietnam.

 

Rambutan fruit – Chôm chôm

The Rambutan, also known unofficially as Hairy Cherry, comes originally from the Malaysia peninsular, where the name Rambutan came from the Malay word ‘rambut’ for hair. Today, a lot of rambutan is grown in the Vietnamese Mekong Delta area. …

 

The Rambutan

 

The Rambutan, also known unofficially as Hairy Cherry, comes originally from the Malaysia peninsular, where the name Rambutan came from the Malay word ‘rambut’ for hair. Today, a lot of rambutan is grown in the Vietnamese Mekong Delta area. The fruit is about 3-4 cm in diameter and has soft fleshy hair over the entire surface. The peel turns from green to yellow to red as the fruit ripens. To eat: Partially cut through the skin or break open with a thumbnail and pull apart. There is a hard seed inside. Once peeled the fruit yields a flesh that is white and firm; the taste is sweet with a touch of acidity and is very refreshing.

Rambutan grows in large bunches on trees that can be as high as 20 m. A rambutan tree has broad foliage and many branches. In the southern provinces, the tree yields fruit at the beginning of the rainy season. Rambutan season lasts until the end of the rainy season, that means from May to October.

The most famous rambutan fruit is grown in Binh Hoa Phuoc Village (Long Ho District, Vinh Long Province). During the rambutan season one can notice the typical bright red color of rambutan fruit stands located in the markets, along road and at intersections throughout the southern provinces if Viet Nam.

 

Jackfruit – Mít

Sai Gon (Ho-Chi-Minh City), Southern Vietnam

Jackfruit (Quả Mít) is a native Asian fruit, where it is considered a delicacy. It came originally from India, before reaching Viet Nam. Jackfruits come in many shapes and sizes, although generally they are oblong or pear shaped. They can grow to…

 

Jackfruit

 

Jackfruit (Quả Mít) is a native Asian fruit, where it is considered a delicacy. It came originally from India, before reaching Viet Nam. Jackfruits come in many shapes and sizes, although generally they are oblong or pear shaped. They can grow to 90 cm long and can weigh up to 44 kg. The name Jack is believed to be a Portuguese mispronunciation of a Malay word “round”. Jackfruits have a thick pale green rind with thousands of sharp hexagonal spines similar to Durien. The fruits grow on every part of the tree: the trunk, branches, and even on the roots.

To eat: gently open the fruit with a knife, the interior yields dozens of golden yellow pulps. The meat of the pulp covers a large brown pit. When ripe, the meat is very sweet; it contains a lot of sugar and calories. The pit can be boiled and eaten as well.

Jackfruits are planted densely in the Mekong Delta Region. In the south, the Jackfruit harvest season is around March to June. The wood from the jackfruit tree is very strong and often used to make furniture or to build houses. There are several species of jackfruits in Viet Nam, divided into two main groups: dry jackfruits (Mít khô) with dry and crunchy flesh, and wet jackfruits (Mít ướt) with softer flesh and a lot of juice.

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