Favorite Bali Tropical Fruits 2017.09.29

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There are many Colorful tropical Bali fruits that you might see on your way while exploring the island, sold by street vendor or in fruit store. Some of Bali tropical fruits have a unique taste and texture to it. Below are some of the favorite tropical Bali fruits that you should try while in Bali.

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1. Salak Bali  

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Salak or Snakefruit is a common and popular fruit enjoyed by both locals or tourists in Bali. The fruit is roughly the size of a large fig, and the flavor is good, reminiscent of diluted pineapple and lemon juice with a crunchy and moist consistency. The fruit has a starchy texture. The most expensive cultivar of “Salak Bali” is Salak Gula Pasir (gula pasir or grain sugar) which is smaller than the normal but sweetest (hence the name) and for its juicy sweetness sometimes fermented into Salak wine which has an alcohol content of up to 13.5 percent, similar to wine made from grapes.

2. Durian

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Known as the "king of fruits", this fruit is famous with its strong aroma. The scent can be weird to some people and fragrant to others. This fruit called durian because it is covered with hard spikes, and it comes in dark green or yellow color. However, durian has sweet taste and creamy texture that makes some people love it. Durians in Bali can be bought in traditional market or roadside vendors, and when you buy it ask the seller to crack your durian as this fruit is quite hard to crack. Nowadays, you can try the flavor of durian in durian flavor taste or candy, but still the creamy flesh of durian is worth to try. 

3. Mangosteen 

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If the durian well-known as the "king of fruits" then Mangosteen is often called as the queen of fruits because of its beautiful purple color with a green stalk. Easily found in the eastern and western part of Bali while this kind of fruit is grown well on lush evergreen area. The skin of this fruit is hard enough to crack, but normally the locals place the fruit between both hands and then press it gently. But, be careful with your hands or clothes because the purple color of fruit could stain your hands or clothes. Consuming the mangosteen continuously would be great for our body health as this fruit contains high antioxidant. 

4. Rambutan (Buluan) 

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The word of Rambutan or Buluan is derived from the unique shape of this fruit which is covered with soft spines that make the rambutan’s hairy appearance. The color of rambutan when ripe is dark red that indicates the taste of durian is sweet, but there is also yellow or green color of durian, it means the rambutan is not ripe yet and cannot be eaten. The taste of rambutan is quite similar with lychee in texture and taste, however the taste of rambutan little bit sweeter that lychee.

5. Sarikaya (Soursop) 

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Sarikaya (soursop) is believed by locals to have the power of healing from serious health problems to the light ones, and also the leaves of this fruit are believed to be able to cure cancer. The flavor of the fruit has been described as a combination of strawberry and pineapple with sour citrus flavor in stark contrast with an underlying creamy texture reminiscent of coconut or banana. When ripe the color of this fruit is greenish-yellow and it is easily peeled by hand. As the flesh of this fruit is so juicy, you can scoop it out with a spoon. This fruit also can be used as refreshing flavor of ice cream or drink on your hot summer day. 

6. Mango

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Mango is the favorite seasonal fruit in Bali due to its intense sweet taste. The season generally starts in September to January. You can revel in mango smoothies, mango juice, mango snack, or mango salads in Bali during these months. You can find the Balinese mango in yellow, green, and reddish-yellow color. If you want to try the unique flavor of Balinese mango but you are in Bali during the off season, you may go to nearest outlet of Bali Sweet Mango and get some of it or visit our Kura2shop for some of our favorite mango products.

Bali Sweet mango is one of fruit snack with its basic ingredients from fresh Balinese mango. 



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