Balinese (Asian) fruit Guide

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Marvelous Balinese fruits

Pink guava ( jambu biji merah) has a taste of wild strawberry. Big jar of fresh guava juice it`s feel like morning on strawberry field. Best condition for guava – yellow-green skin, soft flesh and strong flavor around fruit shop. Guava have hard seeds, please, use strainer for juice.

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Sapodilla (sawo – Indonesia, chiku – India) looks like a potato and has a taste between super sweet persimmon and ripe pear.  Ripe sapodilla has soft juice flesh with few seeds. This fruit is commonly used to prepare smoothie and juice.

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Tamarillo (terong belanda) looks like tomato and has fantastic taste from sour to super sweet. And one of unusual for balineese fruits that has sour taste. How to select ripe tamarillo? It has dark red skin. The flesh should be firm, but slightly soft to a gentle touch. Peel and use cooked in chutneys, dips, sauces and desserts or add raw to salads. Rich in vitamin C.

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Sugar-apple (srikaya)  looks like artishoke, has sweet creamy flesh, also known as custard apple.

If you take ripe sugar-apple on your hand, it can split and fall apart to many small segments with seeds.
Sugar Apples are mostly used for fresh-eating. Rich in vitamins.

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