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Cumquat is a citrus like fruit with a sweet rind and acidic center. It can be eaten fresh or be made into a sweetmeat, canned or squeezed as a fruit juice drink. It is rich in Vitamin C1, B2, B1, P, Ca, etc.   



Pomalo-- A cross between a grapefruit and an orange, this large fruit has a very thick skin. You may even need the help of a local to peel it. The fruit inside can taste a touch sweet or a touch sour. It does not usually have a large quantity of juice but it is refreshing. Pomelos are in season during autumn and winter and can remain fresh for many months, so you can normally get them during spring and summer.                                     



Persimmon--This delicate oriental fruit is native of china.  It spread to Japan very long ago and later was introduced to California during the middle of nineteenth century.It can be eaten fresh or dried or cooked. Raw, fresh fruits can be cut into quarters or eaten whole like an apple. The flesh ranges from firm to mushy and is very sweet. Fresh permissions contain anti-oxidant compounds like vitamin-A, beta carotene, lycopene, lutein, zeaxanthin and cryptoxanthin. The fruits are also very good source of vitamin-C, another powerful antioxidant (especially native Chinese and American persimmons; provide 80% of DRI). Regular consumption of foods rich in vitamin C helps body develop resistance against infectious agents and scavenge harmful, pro-inflammatory free radicals..  



Chestnut--The nuts can also be eaten candied, boiled, steamed, grilled, or roasted in sweet or savoury recipes.They can be used to stuff vegetables, poultry, fowl and other edibles.They are available fresh, dried, ground or canned (whole or in puree).                           



 The gingko tree is described as a living fossil. Gingko is said to promote healthy blood circulation, moistens facial skin and so chases away wrinkles. It is so versatile that it can also be made into drinks and snacks.



Water chestnuts - Can be eaten as fruit or as a vegetable. Chufas, sometimes referred to as tiger nuts in the West, are grown in Guilin and are very sweet and crispy. Chufa paste, chufa panocha and canned chufa each have their own unique flavors and will add extra zest to your cooking.Usually planted in early summer, they are ready to harvest at the end of Autumn and early winter. nce washed and peeled, it has a snow-white flesh with a crunchy juicy texture and pleasant sweet taste. In the winter months they are used in many dishes as they compliment meats and vegetables.








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