Fruits – A to Z

Saba Bananas

Saba Banana

Saba banana is a banana cultivar originating from the Philippines. It is primarily a cooking banana though it can also be eaten raw.Read More


Guavas (singular guava) are common tropical fruits cultivated and enjoyed in many tropical and subtropical regions.Read More

Index – Fruit

There are a number of fruits we have used in our recipes or referenced in our world cuisine pages. This is the sub-index for the fruits that we have listed in the glossary.Read More


A tropical fruit grown in Vietnam as well parts of China and Southeast Asia. The fruit has both medicinal and culinary uses.Read More

Autumn Olive

When ripe, the fruit is juicy and edible, and also makes a good dried fruit. Read More
Pink Lady Apple

Pink Lady Apple

Ideal for fresh, out-of-hand eating, Pink Lady apples also make great dessert apples. The crisp apples retain their shape when baked in pies, tarts, and pancakes or poached in wine paired with cinnamon, nutmeg or vanilla. The flesh of the Pink Lady apples is slow to oxidise when cut, making it good for cheese boards, sandwiches and salads. The sweet-tart apples lend additional flavour and sugar to applesauce and purees.Read More


Umeboshi are pickled ume fruits common in Japan.Read More
Common Persimmon

American Persimmon

The peculiar characteristics of its fruit have made the tree well known. This fruit is a globular berry, with variation in the number of seeds, sometimes with eight and sometimes without any. Read More
Ripe and Unripe Ambarella


Ambarella (Spondias dulcis) is an equatorial or tropical tree, with edible fruit containing a fibrous pit. The fruit may be eaten raw - the flesh is crunchy and a little sour. Read More

Kiwifruit – Zespri SunGold

One of the world’s most nutrient-rich fruits, Zespri® SunGold Kiwifruits are power-packed with nutrients like fibre, potassium, vitamin E, folate and exceptionally high vitamin C levels (just one piece contains 100% of our daily vitamin C needs!). Research has shown that high vitamin C content can help decrease feelings of fatigue and increase physical and mental energy, a great way to kick-start your day!Read More