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Fruits in Goa

Fruits are in Goa available in large quantities and very fresh and can be bought anywhere cheap. They offer a rare opportunity for residents to get erreichern with vitamins, and of course, a feast for the palate.

In Goa and will grow almost all known fruits and vegetables sold, such as onions, carrots and potatoes, zucchini, asparagus, peas, peppers, tomatoes, apples, pears, strawberries, grapes, melons, watermelons, grapes. Add to these regular and citrus and exotic fruits like mango, figs, passion fruit, chiku, papaya, guava, and much more, it is not hard to understand why people describe Goa as the "Paradise".

The people of Goa are very proud of their fruits. The city regularly organize fruit festivals, and the annual harvest and the price "Home" of the Indian mango fruit is always the object of interest is of paramount importance to the Indian media.

Fruit and vegetable markets in Goa are as bright scenic photos, prices of fruit sometimes only a few cents. The diversity and abundance can be expected at any time of the year because most of the fruit crops in tropical climates provide multiple harvests per year. Fresh all year round in Goa have: pineapple, banana, papaya, chiku, durian, passion fruit, as well as grapes, watermelons, melons, figs.

The most common fruits in Goa are unusual for a European tourist, who rarely sees in the shops at home, and then the taste is like plastic, although the prices are very high.

In Goa, the mango is found, the National Indian fruit of the hundreds of varieties that grow in the country are in the markets of Goa usually three or four. The best variety is known as "Alfonso", after the Portuguese adventurer, the 16th in Goa in early Century arrived. This fruit is rich in vitamins, especially vitamin A, improves immunity and protects against infection. According to statistics, the mango fruit is eaten fruit in the world, despite the fact that in many countries it seems more exotic. Overeating can lead to intestinal problems and allergies. The recommended amount is two fruits per day.


Mango season lasts from February / March to the end of the summer. In the high season mangoes are sold for about 100 rupees per kilogram, in the rest of the year the prices go up to 250 rupees.


Guava is an exotic fruit in the world that has the content of vitamin C in citrus fruits over several times. Rich in vitamins A and C, iron and calcium, and it is therefore to be extremely rare dagegenb allergic. The taste of the guava is sweet and sour, and the smell is very strong. But, they say that doctors Guava is recommended in tropical countries for improved nutrition of children and pregnant women.

Guava in Goa are popular in many different ways: with cheese or jam (guava cheese, guava jam) and sorbets, syrups, jellies, pickled, dried, frozen.

Guava fruit is green or yellow on the outside, but inside rather pink or white. A price of about 80 rupees per kilogram.


Chiku (chikoo) ilisapod (m) of mud ripens throughout the year. The rind of the fruit is rough and brown, and is therefore often called the sweet potato. The flesh is yellow or pink, sweet, and contains 2-3 large black seeds, which can be easily removed. Chiku be for 40 rupees per pound sold.


Papaya is the plant Carica papaya that grows up to 6 m in height. Look and taste like a melon in orange. Only the tires are tasty fruits. Paapaya contains a lot of minerals, including the use of papaya is known in medicine and cosmetics. Price of Rs 30-50 per piece, depending on size.

Passion fruit

Passion fruit in Goa still known as nazvaniempassion fruit — Passion fruit is oval or round, and has the size of a grapefruit and is yellow or purple in the period. The bark is hard, the interior full of juice and pulp. Has healing properties. Worth about Rs 20 per unit.

Of the more familiar fruits, you should definitely try bananas, pineapples and coconuts, as the taste has nothing to do with the out of home.


Goa bananas are different from those in the UK in scale and quality, but above all tastes. Indian bananas are not as large as in South America. Goa grow different varieties, and most are the usual yellow color here rather green and small, very sweet, and with a soft pulp. Bananas are sold on the market to come, especially in large quantities, but you can also buy the pieces. A dozen small banana costs about 30 rupees, while higher cost 40 rupees per pound.

Sweet tamarind

Sweet tamarind (tamarind) of the legume family, achieve their pods with edible sweet-sour pulp has a length of 15 cm and can be made of them spicy sauces and sweets.

The shell must be removed before consumption. Tamaride sell at a price of 20-30 rupees.

Other fruits

Pineapple lure at 20-60 rupees per unit, depending on the size and distance with its intoxicating aroma. They come here in different types and are used for various purposes. There are varieties for juice, and for the food.

Coconuts are everywhere in Goa, and they are sold even at the beach, at a price of Rs 20-50 per piece. As you know, these are full of coconut juice, and the edible flesh in the inner part can be eaten and enjoyed as a whole.

On the markets in Goa, you can also find grenades, sweet tamarind and cape gooseberries from local plantations.

Among the exotic fruits that are enjoyed in Goa, there is Dragon Eye, rambutan, jackfruit, durian, and the garnet apple.

Dragon Eye (Dragon Fruit) - the fruit of the Emperor, contains gelatinous berries in rough skin. Tastes like strawberries. To eat this fruit, you must peel off the red-brown or yellow skin, so it is cracked, and then pour the contents into his mouth. This kind of fruit has the heart and blood properties and adds energy and strength to the body.

Rambutan, also called hairy lychee resembles a hedgehog and the size of a hazelnut. Under the reddish-brown skin hides a sweet and juicy flesh of the edible seeds.

Pomegranate (Annona squamosa) in India to associate themselves with the goddess Sita. It is a cone-shaped fruit with green to purple skin and a luscious creamy inside, very sweet, like a giant raspberry. Eaten when fresh this fruit is very useful for stomach and liver. Be careful with the grains and remove them before eating — the kernels have the ability to cause vomiting, some even consider it to be toxic.

Jackfruit affects the size of their fruit, they can reach lengths of 90 cm and a diameter of 50 cm and the weight can go up to 36 kg. In addition, these giants grow on trees. Juicy flesh is distributed iim inside through the windows in the semen and it tastes like pineapple, but milder. Tip: The best buy on the market if it is halved. To find jackfruit is a tedious and thankless task, because it contains adhesives.

The durian is the undisputed champion of all the exotic fruits of Goa with told his unbearable smell. Ripe fruit can weigh up to 4 kg get, and grow on a tree up to 40 meters in height. Durian is regarded as an aphrodisiac and increases blood pressure.

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