Fruit unlike you've ever seen before!

25 Feb, 2016

Weird & wonderful newbies

Tired of the same old choices? Why not try some of the new fruits on the block. Some sound so strange that even the NC team have been baffled!

We are yet to sample them, but here are a few that sound unusual. If you've tried them, tell us below what you thought and if you'd recommend them.

Buddhas-hand

Buddha's Hand

A member of the citrus family, this strange looking fruit has a wonderful lemon zest. Rich in vitamin C, it can be used in cooking or juices to add a strong citrus flavour. Vitamin C is an important antioxidant which helps to support the normal structure and function of connective tissues such as skin, bone and cartilage.

Bubbleberry

Bubbleberry

This great named specimen is a small strawberry like fruit, which has a flavour similar to bubblegum - so sweeter than the common strawberry. Berries are rich in vitamin C and other antioxidants which are important to prevent damage to the body by free radicals.

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Physalis

Also known as the Cape Gooseberry, it is in fact a member of the tomato family. They provide a good source of vitamin C and vitamin A - important for our immune systems.

Plumcot

plumcot

A plumcot is a natural hybrid of a plum and an apricot! With around 3g per fruit, Plumcots provide a good source of fibre which is important for a healthy digestive system.

Finger Limes

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Finger Limes, also known as 'Citrus Caviar', have caviar like pearls of flesh inside. They are rich in vitamin C, but also provide folate, important for healthy red blood cells, and potassium.

So while the weather is warm and our natural desire to eat more fruit and veg is at an all time high, try and reach your 5-a-day. And if you try one of the weird fruits above, let us know!

Happy summer!