Tag Archive: Southeast Asia

My ‘The Versatile Blogger’ Award

I was honored with ‘The Versatile Blogger’ Award in October this year but failed to reciprocate and spread the good news – my apologies! So, first of all, I would like to thank… Continue reading

Tropical Fruit Facts and Legends: Pomelo – The Fruit of Reunion

Fruit with Many Names The largest of all citrus fruits and native to South-East Asia , the pomelo (Citrus maxima or Citrus grandis) comes with many other names in English including pummelo, pommelo, Chinese… Continue reading

Tropical Fruit Facts & Legends: Jackfruit – The World’s Largest Fruit

The Largest Tree-Borne Fruit The jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus) is the largest of all tree-borne fruits (As distinguished from certain varieties of squash and pumpkin both of which do not grow from a tree… Continue reading

Tropical Fruit Facts and Legends: Papaya – The Fruit of the Angels

The papaya is native to the tropics and is believed to have been first cultivated in Mexico.  The Conquistadors who landed in the tropical Americas found and tried the papaya fruit and thereafter gave… 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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