5 Fruits to Sample in Hawaii
Hawaii is famous for so many things, and one of those is the tropical fruits that grow throughout the islands. The warm, wet weather and volcanic soil makes growing fruit ideal, and no matter where you are, you can look up and likely spot a mango or papaya in the trees above. These are some of the most delectable fruits you will ever find, and sampling them is a must.
During your trip, take advantage of the easy access to fresh fruit, and sample as many as you can. Here are 5 fruits you must try during your trip:
The most famous of all Hawaiian fruit, the pineapple is a staple throughout the islands. Though the fruit’s production has declined over the years, there are still many places that the plant grows, keeping the industry alive. To pick the perfect pineapple, pull on the frawn in the very center of the plant. If it comes out easily, your pineapple is ready to eat.
A tropical treat, the mango grows widely in Hawaii, and can be found in the lush rainforests of the islands. It’s very common to encounter a tree, though reaching the top of the tree can be quite difficult. Play it safe and pick up a fruit from a farmer’s market and enjoy the juicy meat of the fruit.
Much like the mango, the papaya is a tropical treat, and can be very tough to reach way up in the top of a papaya tree. The mild meat of the fruit is a great choice for breakfast, and you can find fresh papaya at most restaurants. Many local bars use papaya juice in an assortment of tropical cocktails.
This may not be the fruit in the traditional sense, but coffee is a fruit, and there are two great ways to enjoy it. Most commonly, the coffee seed is ground and used for a morning brew, or a quick pick me up in the afternoon. However, a juice using the berry has become a very popular drink in recent years, and is a fruity concoction that is high in antioxidants and is delicious.
You can add this to the non-traditional fruits, and the avocado is one of the most sought after fruits you’ll find. Who doesn’t love a freshly prepared bowl of guacamole, or avocado as toppings for salad or tacos? In Hawaii, avocados grow to impressive sizes, and once they ripen, plucking them from a neighborhood tree is quite fun.
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