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Rare exotic fruit Loquat

Loquat a rare exotic fruit, Loquat is a south eastern Chinese indigenous fruit, when introduced to Japan it became very popular, the Japanese have now been cultivating this tree for over 1000 years. It is also very sought after in India. Now days it is cultivated mainly in Japan, Israel and Brazil. 

You may have seen this fruit growing in the odd garden here in NZ and not known what it is. A friend of ours has a tree and has generously share some fruit with us. 

This little orange gem is full of flavor and nutrients it contains; Proteins, Carbohydrates, Fibre, Vitamin C B's (except B12) & A also Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Potassium and Zinc.

I think this little fruit is well worth the taste, it is small with 3-5 pips, you can eat just as it is picked or it is great in a fruit salad. It does take a bit of work to prepare just like other small fruits but they are delicious.

We have been enjoying them this week with #REMblackcurrantfig and coconut yoghurt for breakfast, I will be sad when they run out soon.

I have also added them to my smoothies, they went well in this recipe

1 apple

3 loquats

1 TBS coconut yoghurt

1/4 C chickpea sprouts

water

Blend until smooth then enjoy.

I believe that fruits should be eaten in natures jacket so I don't peel only remove the stones/seeds.

This way you get all the natures loving nutrients right there with all the lifeforce and vitality.

I do hope you get the chance to try these, if you already have I'm keen to here you opinion.

Raelle


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