The next time you’re popping into Asda why not try something different – like one of these exotic fruits? We asked Damon Johnson, our Head of Quality for Fresh Foods, to tell us a bit about them…
A: Mangosteen Only the flesh is edible – each segment surrounds a seed. Sweet and juicy, it is one of my favourite “exotics” available at Asda.
B: Rambutan Grows in tropical climates and is ready when the outer case turns red. The fruit is similar to a lychee.
C: Physalis Also known as the cape gooseberry this fruit is bright yellow when ripe and very sweet making it perfect for making jam, or as an addition to a salad or dessert.
D: Sharon Fruit Also known as a Persimmon, the flesh of this native Chinese fruit is deep orange in colour. The skin is not normally eaten but is easily peeled away. Eat it as you would eat a melon. It is also popular as an addition to salads or eaten with yogurt.