Fruit lovers often say they do not want to leave Vietnam. Aside from the beautiful scenery, friendly people and amazing cuisine, fruit is also one of the factors that attracts travelers again. From exotic fruits like durian to something delicious like lychee, you’ll find it all when traveling around the country. These are some fruits that are worth it.
The fruit is round and typically measures from 2 to 3 inches in diameter. When ripe, it usually purple-skinned with a faint green area appearing around the calyx. A radiating star pattern is visible in the pulp. The skin is rich in latex, and both it and the rind are not edible. Star apples are delicious as a fresh dessert fruit; it is sweet and best served chilled. Infusions of the leaves have been used against diabetes and articular rheumatism. The fruit also exists in three colors, dark purple, greenish brown and yellow.
The purple fruit has a denser skin and texture while the greenish brown fruit has a thin skin and a more liquid pulp; the yellow variety is less common and difficult to find.
Tamarillo is a wonderful egg-shaped fruit. Its color varies from yellow and orange to red and almost purple. Sometimes tamarillo has dark, longitudinal stripes. Red fruits are more acetous, yellow and orange fruits are sweeter. The flesh has a firm texture and contains many large seeds. This fruit is very high in vitamins and iron and low in calories.
The tamarind tree produces edible, pod-like fruit which is used extensively in cuisines around the world. The fruit has a fleshy and juicy pulp. It is mature when the flesh is colored brown or reddish brown. The tamarinds of Asia have longer pods containing 6 to 12 seeds. The seeds are somewhat flattened and glossy brown. The tamarind is best described as sweet and sour in taste and is high in tartaric acid, sugar, B vitamins and calcium.
Custard apple, commonly called Na or Mang cau by Southern people, is one of the most unique fruits in the country. Not only will it stop you from the delicious texture and true sweet taste, but it will also greatly benefit your health. You can easily find this fruit everywhere, but you will find this variety of apples throughout Vietnam. There are two types of custard apple in Vietnam, namely dai and na bo. Most people prefer dairy because it tastes sweeter and has fewer seeds.
Da Lat Strawberries
At Da Lat Viet Nam, the strawberries are also grown in glasshouses and covered with plastic bags. The glasshouses are equipped with irrigation systems designed to prevent flooding.
The farmer combines strawberry farming with tourism. Visitors are welcome to visit and pick strawberries. It is ideal to do so at the end of the year and right after Lunar New Year.
Dai Hoang king banana
King bananas never get overripe. They aren’t rotten even after a week. Dai Hoang king bananas have no pith. The pulp is viscous and delicious.
Ambarella (Spondias dulcis)
Ambarella (Spondias dulcis) is a tropical tree with an edible fruit.
The tree originated in Southeast Asia. It is widely cultivated in Malaysia, India, Sri Lanka, VietNam and some parts of Africa for its leaves and fruits. The tree bear fruits abundantly from September to mid of January. Ambarella fruits grow in clusters of up to a dozen.
The fruit is oval in shape, green in color with a tough skin. The flesh of the fruit is hard and contains a fibrous pit. The fruit turns golden-yellow when it ripens. It has flavors of pineapple and mango. The hard crunchy flesh is sour and thus, it is often eaten with salt, chili powder, sugar or shrimp paste. Although the fruit can be eaten raw, the ripened fruit tastes the best.
The Egg Fruit tree is approximately 8 meters tall and bears oblong fruits that range from 7-12 centimeters in length. The fruits can vary in shape, some with a straight pointed end others curved at the tip. When ripe, the Egg Fruit turns a golden-orange color and occasionally exhibits rusty brown blotches, which is no indication of the inner flesh’s quality. The interior is both the color and texture of a hard-boiled egg yolk, and contains 1 to 4 hard black seeds. Some people find the strong musky aroma of ripe Egg Fruit to be offensive. Its flavor is rich with a mellow sweetness like that of roasted pumpkin or sweet potato.
Egg Fruit is available in fall into summer in tropical climates.
VietNam Cam Sành
Cam sành is Vietnamese for “terracotta orange”, although the fruit is more akin to a mandarin or tangerine. The fruit may be easily recognized by its thick skin, which is typically bright green, although the skin may also be partly green and partly orange, or entirely orange. Its flesh is orange, dark and sweet.
This is the most popular orange variety in Vietnam.
Fruits are usually of medium size, between 2–7 centimetres (0.79–2.76 in) in diameter, globose to oval. The flesh is firm and juicy. The fruit’s peel is smooth, with a natural waxy surface that adheres to the flesh. The plum is a drupe, meaning its fleshy fruit surrounds a single hard seed.
Vietnamese plums usually come in many different colors: red, white, blue, or purple. Vietnamese plums are sweet, sour and very special.