Category Archive: Shutter Bug’s Travels

Tropical Fruit Facts and Legends: Mango – The Fruit of Love and Friendship

A National Fruit The mango is the most consumed fruit in the world and mangoes comprise approximately half of all tropical fruits produced worldwide. Mango is the national fruit of India, Pakistan, and the Philippines and… Continue reading

Tropical Fruit Facts and Legends: Pineapple – The Fruit of Hospitality

Strange Fruit from the Tropics In 1493, when Columbus and his men arrived in the island of Guadalupe; Carib Indians showed their gesture of friendship and hospitality to strangers by offering juicy slices… Continue reading

Tropical Fruit Facts and Legends: Coconut – The Tree of Life

A Tropical Landmark A movie scene, still photo, or sketch about a tropical place is not complete without a coconut palm  (Cocos nucifera) dominating the view.  To an outside viewer, the coconut palm is… Continue reading

Tropical Fruit Facts and Legends: Durian – Asia’s Notorious “King of Fruits”

Legendary Reputation Perhaps the most notorious of  Asian tropical fruits; the durian (pronounced /ˈdjʊriən/) attracts both extreme adoration and intense disgust from fruit eaters.  The only ‘fault’ of this controversial fruit,  widely known and revered… Continue reading

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