November 15, 2018
Eating local food is better for the environment, for growers and for consumers. Since local fruits spend less time in transit from farm to plant, they taste better, they’re healthier and fresher. For that reason, if you are travelling to Indonesia soon, here’s a list of 5 fruits you should try:
A lot of people have tried the purple variety of passionfruit before. Markisa, the Indonesian passionfruit, is orange outside and white inside. The fruit is quite sweet and enjoyable and perfect for drinks.
It is believed that Mangosteen has originated in the Maluku Islands, Indonesia. The fruit is known as “the queen of fruits” due to its good taste and has a wild range of health benefits such as antioxidant, anti-fungal, and antibacterial properties, reduced risk of cancer, inflammation, allergies, and diabetes.
Salak Fruit comes from South Sumatra and southwest Java and grows in clusters at the base of the palm. Although they are known as the “snake fruit” due to their skin, they are sweet, sour and incredibly juicy.
Also known as Java apple, semarang rose-apple and wax jambu, these fruits
have a crunchy texture, and the white variety is often sweetest. They are used to treat fever in Taiwan, are considered as a tonic for the brain and liver in India, and are rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, potassium, and iron.
Dragon Fruit is a tropical fruit that has become popular in the past years. Even though the plant is native to Central America, it is grown in tropical destinations such as Bali. It has a high amount of vitamin C, fiber and antioxidants. For some people, Dragon Fruit has a flavour like pear and kiwi, for others, the fruit doesn’t have much of a taste. Pink dragon fruit is much sweeter, and you can enjoy it in fruit salads, drinks and desserts.
If you are looking to eat local and organic food in Bali, we recommend you to visit NŪTRIŌ. It follows a simple philosophy – fresh, wholesome, organic and balance. At REVĪVŌ, we dispose of a Hydroponic Garden, a garden which grows plants without soil, using mineral and nutrient solutions.