Bizarre fruits from Andaman and Nicobar Islands

The Andaman and Nicobar Islands, located in the Bay of Bengal, are home to a variety of unique fruits, many of which may be considered unusual or bizarre due to their distinctive appearance or flavors. Here are a few examples of bizarre fruits found in the Andaman Islands – Come let’s explore:

Sea Grape (Coccoloba uvifera)

Sea grape is a tropical fruit that grows on coastal trees or shrubs. It has clusters of round, purple berries that resemble grapes and have a tart, slightly salty flavor. Sea grape is often eaten fresh or used to make jams and preserves.

Mangrove Apple (Sonneratia ovata)

Mangrove apple, also known as crabapple or apple mangrove, is a fruit found in mangrove forests. It has a hard, knobby exterior and soft, juicy flesh with a slightly sour taste. Mangrove apple is often eaten raw or used in cooking.

Nicobar Breadfruit (Pandanus dubius)

Nicobar breadfruit is a relative of the common breadfruit found in tropical regions. It has large, round fruits with a bumpy green exterior and starchy, sweet flesh. Nicobar breadfruit is commonly cooked and eaten as a vegetable or used to make flour for baking.

Andaman Bulbul Fruit (Haematocarpus validus)

Also known as bloodwood tree fruit, Andaman bulbul fruit is a small, round fruit with a hard, reddish-brown shell and soft, sweet flesh. It is often eaten fresh or used to make juice and preserves.

Andaman Redberry (Maba buxifolia)

Andaman redberry is a small, round fruit with bright red skin and sweet, juicy flesh. It is commonly eaten fresh or used to make jams and jellies.

These are just a few examples of the bizarre fruits found in the Andaman Islands. The islands are home to a rich diversity of flora, and many other unique fruits can be found there as well.

Written By : Ms. Souberi Chakrabarty

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