10 citrus fruit that you probably have not tried
Citrus not surprise us - many of lemon every day added to tea and tangerines are buying not only for the New Year. But the family of citrus fruit is not confined only to these fruits. In the world there are many fragrant fruit that you have probably not tried and even hardly heard of them. About ten of our current citrus dozen new products.
This citrus was obtained in 1914 by crossing the mandarin and grapefruit. The fruit was a bit larger than a grapefruit, but the taste is more like a mixture of mandarin and lemon. Uglies has a sweet juicy pulp and wrinkled greenish-yellow skin. Grow it mainly in the US state of Florida, so that there will be travel - try it!
It turns out that it is - not only for flavoring tea, but also citrus, obtained by crossing the citron and orange. It has a slightly sour, but pleasant taste. Bergamot, unlike the majority of citrus, eat only in processed form - of which boil jam, jam, marmalade.
Fruit comes from wild places of India. It has a sour taste, due to which the residents of South India even use it for marinating. Peel gayanimy has a specific odor reminiscent of ginger or eucalyptus.
Hybrid citrus, bred in 1902 in Algeria, a French priest Father Clement (where, in fact, the name). Reminiscent of Mandarin, has a pleasant taste, divorces mostly in Mediterranean countries (Algeria, the same, Spain, Italy, Morocco).
Unlike his brother, called decorative kikudayday, which is also grown in Japan, natsudayday completely edible - it is a hybrid of sour orange (orange) and pomelo. However, it is much more acidic these fruits. This plant was found in Yamaguchi Prefecture in the garden of the XVII century, and since then natsudayday is a symbol of the prefecture of the city.
Quite different from the usual for us to become a lime! It is sometimes called citrus caviar - for multi-colored flesh is composed of small particles of elastic, really reminiscent of caviar. Varieties of finger lime much, and apparently these fruits are oval in shape resemble colorful cucumbers. The greatest popularity of this fruit was in Australia: local chefs are actively using it in cooking, adding a finger lime in salads and even soups, served as a side dish, decorated with flesh meat and fish.
In fact, it - Mandarin, which, however, in terms of taste and nutritional qualities superior to any mandarins and their hybrids. The pulp of ripe fruit - orange, juicy, sweet, with lots of stones. In the food consumed, not only fruit, but the leaves - they produce a fragrant tea, which is perfectly quenches thirst.
In fact, it is also a sort of mandarin which, however, does not look like a tangerine or smell or taste: he resembles both orange, mandarin and grapefruit, and has a sweet-sour taste with a slight bitterness. Want to try? I have to go to Japan, in Hiroshima Prefecture. It is interesting that they are not eaten immediately after removal from the branches - the fruits hassaku have a month or two to lie down in a dark place, and if not - earth or sand. That's what this Citrus acquires sweetness.
The plant is native to the foothills of the Andes, but try these fruits can not only there but also in Costa Rica, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador. It - 1 shrub, 5-2 m, which looks so attractive that it is used as an ornamental plant for gardens and greenhouses. Its fruit looks like small oranges, but their amazing taste like a mixture of pineapple, passion fruit and strawberries. Inside naranjilla fruit contains a lot of creamy-white seeds, similar to the tomato seeds.
citric Feronia ( "wood apple", Persian lemon)
Another citrus originally from India, which is characterized by large fruits (12 cm) with solid "wood" peel. In appearance the flesh unattractive, but the taste of her excellent - Feronia can be both sweet and sour.
So when traveling do not forget to try local exotic citrus fruits, which are unlikely to be found in our supermarkets.