When mentioning special things in Viet Nam cuisine, we cannot miss some delectable tropical fruits. Viet Nam has the characteristics of tropical climate, good soil, an abundance of water resources suitable for crops to achieve good results.
To help foreign tourists traveling to Vietnam with the wish of enjoying the fresh fruits know more about them, I would love to indicate a list of the fruits in Vietnam.
Milk Apple, from Vinh Kim province, is famous for sold with large output in the domestic market. When planted in this province, Milk Apple was given the high productivity since the land here is characterized by fertile alluvial soil, which is the preferred species. Normally, they have thin covers, small seeds, thick pulp that are very sweet and fragrant. Milky Breast is rich in vitamins, fiber, minerals which are essential energy for the body and antioxidants. Especially, women who eat a lot of these fruits will have a beautiful skin and be look really young. These days, Vinh Kim not only presents Milk Apple in the market of Vietnam but also exports them to the international market.
Langsat which has a little bit sour and sweeter when it ripe is also one of the favorite fruits in Vietnam. It is actually original from Philipines, when coming to Vietnam, we call it by the name “Bòn Bon”. It is much easier to seek out them in the local markets or from street vendors in the summer.
Mangosteens in Cho Lach is next fruit that you should try in Vietnam, the specialty of Ben Tre has been well-known for a long time. Although being a big fruit, Mangosteen has a few seeds. The local people in Cho Lach district have the area of 1,200 hectares to plant them. This kind of fruit is easily planted since you do not care much about them but they still grow strongly with less disease. However, Mangosteen is still limited in Vietnam that why its price is a bit expensive. It ranges from 80,000 VND to 120,000VND per kilogram.
Mangosteens in Cho Lach
Durian which was brought from Thailand to Vietnam was first planted in Tan Quy, Bien Hoa then in the South and Central Highlands. However, Vinh Long commune of the Mekong Delta is well-known for this fruit most. For many residents who have never tried or are unfamiliar with them, they will find the smell” horrible” as scary as its thorny appearance. For diners, it has very exceptional taste and fragrant smell.
The name of Ri6 Durian is named after Mr. Sau Ri, who has the merit in planting this durian. Ri6 Durian is a special fruit, which consists higher amount of carbohydrate, protein, lipid, mineral compared to the other fruits. A durian with weight from 3 to 5 kg has a few pods. They are usually yellowish in color, which is very eye-catching.
Lychee in Thanh Ha
Referring to the lychee, people often think about Luc Ngan lychee, Bac Giang lychee; however, Thanh Ha or Hai Duong lychee is the best one. Thanh Ha is surrounded by two large rivers, Red River and Thai Binh River. Beyond that, with fertile soils, rich in nutrients and an abundance of water resources, this land is really suitable for growing litchi. Lychee is also the pride of Thanh Ha land for bringing income to the local people.
Chau Thanh district is on the banks of the river so this land is for growing fruit trees. One of the specialties here is Sapodilla. In fact, taking care of this plant is quite simple, not too laborious and laborious but you can harvest them all year round. It is a big fruit with beautiful shape and sweet fragrant meat inside. This kind of fruit is used to be made smoothie, a favorite and nutritious drink in Vietnam cuisine.
The last one is Tangerine in Lai Vung. With the fresh and succulent cloves, Tangerine has created its own brand near and far. The best harvest season is also near the Lunar New Year, yellow tangerine fruits swinging sway in the sunshine. Pink tangerine also has the same nutritional value as other citrus fruits. Nothing can be better than enjoying the fruit in the garden, spoiled for choice the most delicious, succulent ones. This is also the highlight of these gardens attracting lots of visitors.
Hopefully, this information is useful for tourists who intend to have Vietnam culinary tours.