June 2017


Local Fruits of Sri Lanka
June 2017




Gaduguda
Split open the fruit to get at fat, milky-white, pearly wedges that are sweet-sour. Don’t eat too much.

Sri Lanka is a paradise for tropical fruits. Try some of these delicious fruits during your stay in the Island.

 

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    Naminang
    Naminang grow together on the bottom of the tree’s trunk. They taste sharp with some sweetness.

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    Ambarella
    This fruit looks tough and green but has a tangy sweet flavour. You can eat it raw.

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    Palu
    Sloth bears go any distance to get these pearl-like palu growing wild. It grows aplenty in the dry zone.

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    Uguressa
    The small reddish black or purple Uguressa grow wild. Squeeze and roll between fingers before eating the sweet-sour pulp. Take care not to eat too much, though.

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    Veralu
    You can eat them raw or boiled, or ask your mother to pickle them with pepper, chili, sugar and vinegar.

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    Dangh
    Eat the tiny black-purple berries and you’ll be branded guilty with dark purple fingers and lips.

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    Jambu
    Like bulbs lighting up the tree, small and rose-pink Jambu have a crunchy bite.

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    Gal Siyambala
    This little tamarind with a velvet coat cracks easily so you can get at the sweet-sour pulp. But watch out for tiny creepy-crawlies inside.

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    Nelli
    Nelli is a perfect round ball. Drink a glass of water after eating one and you will feel cool.

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    Weera
    The brilliant red fruit is so delicious that many animals and birds flock around the trees when it’s in fruit.

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    Waraka
    The biggest fruit in the world, Waraka has golden yellow pods, thick but juicy and honeyed. Best eaten with a pinch of salt and pepper.

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    Jambola
    The big, round Jambola turns yellow when ripe. Tangy and sweet, have a handful and experience the taste.

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    Sapodilla
    The big round Sapodilla fruit has a yellow or brown inside, sweet with a malt-like taste.

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    Lavulu
    Bright yellow like an egg yolk, Lavulu is also called Egg fruit, with an inside tasting like sweet egg custard!

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    Naarang
    Packed full of Vitamin C, yellow naarang is the tangiest fruit, oozing citric juice.

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