Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Fruity Tuesday...!

We've talked before about the wonders of nature, but here is something I wanted to explore even more!

There are so many different types of edible fruits in the world that I have never tried, so I wanted to start going over just a few of them. Seems to me that if we could learn about some of these different fruits and grow them, we could pick up a lot more vitamins and needed nutriments...not to mention help in expanding our food supplies. The one I have here today was chosen mainly because it's so unusual looking, plus I've never heard about it!


Jabuticaba, or the Brazilian grape tree, is a very strange plant native to the South Eastern parts of Brazil. What makes this plant so strange is that it fruits from its trunk. No, I did not make that up, and no the picture has not been photo shopped. Initially, yellowish white flowers will appear all over the trunk and main branches, these flowers will then turn into fruit, about 3 – 4cm in diameter. Inside the thick purple skin is the soft gelatinous flesh of the fruit, along with 1 – 4 black seeds. The fruit is sweet and can be eaten as is or made into a wine or liqueur. Unfortunately, the fruit does not keep long when off the tree and will start to ferment after about 3 or 4 days.

I'm thinking of all the ways this fruit could come in handy! Eaten raw, in jelly and jams, even making some fermented beverage. Lots of ways of getting some needed vitamins into our systems, don't you think? If you want to see some other strange (to this area) fruits, here's the link to the article from Listverse!

We can have our coffee out on the patio this morning. Expecting more sunshine and that's a good thing!


Chickenmom said...

Would be nice to have different fruits in the colder regions. Would love to share your patio with all that wonderful sunshine. Will bring a cherry pie!

BBC said...

We have lots of wild blackberries here, they are very good.

linda m said...

What an interesting looking fruit. We need more varieties of fruits and vegetables here. It is amazing all the health benefits people are finding in all the new fruits. I love fruit and make sure I have some every day. Supposed to snow again today so coffee on the patio sounds good.

JO said...

How interesting it looks like a garland was placed on the tree. Wonder if it tastes like purple grape jelly. We really don't know about all the different varieties of fruits in this vast world.

Pass the pot please!

HermitJim said...

Hey Phyllis...
It's a shame that we can't have a taste of all the different fruits listed in the article on Listverse!

Thanks for coming over!

Hey BBC...
Lucky to have them close enough to gather. Love the taste of the wild ones!

Thanks for coming by today!

Hey Linda M...
I have a feeling that if we all ate more fruits, we would certainly benefit from it. Nature provides many things for those that pay attention!

Nice on the patio today!

Thanks for coming by this morning!

Hey Jo...
It does look like garland, doesn't it? Almost too pretty to eat, ya think?

Thanks, sweetie, for coming over today!