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by meign
Jan 7, 2011 10:14 am
Forum: Vegan Drinks
Topic: Vegan sombrero
Replies: 3
Views: 2190

Re: Vegan sombrero

My holiday was also fun Snog! As always, we had a big family party. All adults played parlor games. Picture taking always takes place. At least family's attendance is complete during holiday seasons. My two daughters also enjoyed the season because they have received lots of gift, lots of gift wrapp...
by meign
Jan 6, 2011 6:09 am
Forum: Vegan Drinks
Topic: Vegan sombrero
Replies: 3
Views: 2190

Re: Vegan sombrero

Hi snog! How was your holiday??? new recipe for a drink... that's cool
by meign
Dec 6, 2010 11:48 am
Forum: Fruits
Topic: Mango (Mangifera indica)
Replies: 16
Views: 5637

Re: Mango (Mangifera indica)

This is the pinoy way of eating ripe mangoes... with an Irish model... :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tj7x9XoZudY
by meign
Dec 6, 2010 11:45 am
Forum: Fruits
Topic: Mango (Mangifera indica)
Replies: 16
Views: 5637

Re: Mango (Mangifera indica)

This is how we do it here in the Philippines... with the green one

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_Ft9PMR ... re=related
by meign
Dec 6, 2010 11:43 am
Forum: Fruits
Topic: Mango (Mangifera indica)
Replies: 16
Views: 5637

Re: Mango (Mangifera indica)

here's another one... withe the aid of a splitter

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLzbLYnxRpc
by meign
Dec 6, 2010 11:42 am
Forum: Fruits
Topic: Mango (Mangifera indica)
Replies: 16
Views: 5637

Re: Mango (Mangifera indica)

people are really smart, they are full of ideas on how to make things easier

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eElhwyUi ... re=related
by meign
Dec 6, 2010 11:37 am
Forum: Fruits
Topic: Mango (Mangifera indica)
Replies: 16
Views: 5637

Re: Mango (Mangifera indica)

This is cute... We often buy mangoes by the street looking like this...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pjo_OAVR ... re=related
by meign
Dec 6, 2010 11:30 am
Forum: Fruits
Topic: Mango (Mangifera indica)
Replies: 16
Views: 5637

Re: Mango (Mangifera indica)

by meign
Dec 6, 2010 11:29 am
Forum: Fruits
Topic: Mango (Mangifera indica)
Replies: 16
Views: 5637

Re: Mango (Mangifera indica)

you can just rip off the skin if the mango is ripe enough

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Li4rF0rSoA
by meign
Dec 6, 2010 11:27 am
Forum: Fruits
Topic: Mango (Mangifera indica)
Replies: 16
Views: 5637

Re: Mango (Mangifera indica)

when eating mango just by yourself, you may cut and then eat, cut then eat

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_zcWeJ90rE
by meign
Dec 6, 2010 11:26 am
Forum: Fruits
Topic: Mango (Mangifera indica)
Replies: 16
Views: 5637

Re: Mango (Mangifera indica)

removing its pit by just twisting it

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwRRcvMy ... re=related
by meign
Dec 6, 2010 11:18 am
Forum: Fruits
Topic: Mango (Mangifera indica)
Replies: 16
Views: 5637

Re: Mango (Mangifera indica)

Mango is peeled first before cutting it

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZUaMClvmhk
by meign
Dec 6, 2010 11:17 am
Forum: Fruits
Topic: Mango (Mangifera indica)
Replies: 16
Views: 5637

Re: Mango (Mangifera indica)

giving some information before teaching how to peel and cut a mango... also give some information on how to get the seed to be planted

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-y7ti8jXOk
by meign
Dec 6, 2010 11:06 am
Forum: Fruits
Topic: Mango (Mangifera indica)
Replies: 16
Views: 5637

Re: Mango (Mangifera indica)

This video shows, how to choose green mango but ripe inside and how to cube it in two different ways

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UVyFyB4KOg
by meign
Dec 6, 2010 10:42 am
Forum: Animal Rights Forum
Topic: Why should we behave better towards animals?
Replies: 20
Views: 9367

Re: Why should we behave better towards animals?

I also love cats Redsunflower and I do agree with you that they are not evil... ;)
by meign
Dec 6, 2010 10:40 am
Forum: Animal Rights Forum
Topic: Farmed animals are smart, interesting, and unique individual
Replies: 10
Views: 5100

Re: Farmed animals are smart, interesting, and unique indivi

I was amazed with those idea... I didn't know that there are different kinds of quotients... :D
by meign
Dec 6, 2010 10:37 am
Forum: Animal Rights Forum
Topic: Mercy for All Animals
Replies: 17
Views: 5809

Re: Mercy for All Animals

What tribe is that snog? Haven't heard of some culture like that... Here in our place cockfighting is a part of a gamblers hobby. :x
by meign
Dec 6, 2010 10:34 am
Forum: General Conversations
Topic: The munchies!
Replies: 13
Views: 3412

Re: The munchies!

Hi Redsunflower! Is that black olives? or autumn olive? I haven't tasted the autumn :D
by meign
Dec 6, 2010 10:32 am
Forum: General Conversations
Topic: What to do?
Replies: 6
Views: 1146

Re: What to do?

Well said Snog and Redflower... Does our love to a person lessen just because he or she is not vegan?
by meign
Dec 6, 2010 10:29 am
Forum: General Conversations
Topic: Forum Rules
Replies: 14
Views: 9223

Re: Forum Rules

Hello Jessica and welcome to the forum... Hope you'll enjoy reading and posting as well... Good day ;)
by meign
Dec 6, 2010 8:15 am
Forum: Vegan Chat
Topic: Fast Food is really a NO NO!
Replies: 9
Views: 2440

Re: Fast Food is really a NO NO!

French fries<<<< fast food I can't live without... It is always included in our order whatever restaurant we go. :D
by meign
Dec 6, 2010 8:13 am
Forum: Vegan Chat
Topic: Have you been criticized for being vegan?
Replies: 14
Views: 2513

Re: Have you been criticized for being vegan?

That neighbor is overacting... As if you are the only vegetarian or vegan she knows... Sometimes the saying " Experience is the best teacher" really works :D
by meign
Dec 6, 2010 8:10 am
Forum: Vegan Chat
Topic: Why vegans don't eat honey?
Replies: 29
Views: 14862

Re: Why vegans don't eat honey?

Thanks for that Redsunflower that might help. I often ask how can we hurt bees by eating honey...
by meign
Dec 3, 2010 6:54 am
Forum: Fruits
Topic: Noni (Morinda citrifolia)
Replies: 3
Views: 3094

Re: Noni (Morinda citrifolia)

This shows the effect of noni on blood, it shows blood under microscope before and after having noni.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-hqEpl9f1k
by meign
Dec 3, 2010 6:47 am
Forum: Fruits
Topic: Noni (Morinda citrifolia)
Replies: 3
Views: 3094

Re: Noni (Morinda citrifolia)

Noni has bitter taste thus the fruit its juice and the leaves have medicinal benefits.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDvjZzM9Kuo
by meign
Dec 3, 2010 6:34 am
Forum: Fruits
Topic: Why is Goji Considered a Superfood?
Replies: 4
Views: 2997

Re: Why is Goji Considered a Superfood?

another goji berries benefit...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEfcrfUxh_Y
by meign
Dec 3, 2010 6:23 am
Forum: Fruits
Topic: Why is Goji Considered a Superfood?
Replies: 4
Views: 2997

Re: Why is Goji Considered a Superfood?

Benefits of goji compared to other fruits, the antioxidant for antiaging..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RT3sknPYqpw
by meign
Dec 3, 2010 6:19 am
Forum: Fruits
Topic: Why is Goji Considered a Superfood?
Replies: 4
Views: 2997

Re: Why is Goji Considered a Superfood?

from picking up to the machine to make them clean, bubble bath.. lol

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxMpyxFOspQ
by meign
Dec 3, 2010 6:16 am
Forum: Fruits
Topic: Why is Goji Considered a Superfood?
Replies: 4
Views: 2997

Re: Why is Goji Considered a Superfood?

Goji as an antioxidant and measured the ORACS (Oxygen Radical Absorption Capacity Scale)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5bSrQ9M6QQ
by meign
Dec 3, 2010 5:53 am
Forum: Fruits
Topic: Autumn-olive (Elaeagnus umbellata)
Replies: 6
Views: 9393

Re: Autumn-olive (Elaeagnus umbellata)

how to clean the fruit and prepare it to have some juice and leather..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GrozEhp4 ... re=related
by meign
Dec 3, 2010 5:49 am
Forum: Fruits
Topic: Autumn-olive (Elaeagnus umbellata)
Replies: 6
Views: 9393

Re: Autumn-olive (Elaeagnus umbellata)

this video is great, look like I am on a field trip... the video is so informative...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTKNdQnes0Q
by meign
Dec 3, 2010 5:46 am
Forum: Fruits
Topic: Autumn-olive (Elaeagnus umbellata)
Replies: 6
Views: 9393

Re: Autumn-olive (Elaeagnus umbellata)

because of their big bushes... they invade the area...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dzuyej5udYA
by meign
Dec 3, 2010 5:43 am
Forum: Fruits
Topic: Autumn-olive (Elaeagnus umbellata)
Replies: 6
Views: 9393

Re: Autumn-olive (Elaeagnus umbellata)

Have taken a couple of hours to harvest some autumn olives... they are commonly mistaken as other fruits.... But it is worth it

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5u9_ASCSC_I
by meign
Dec 3, 2010 4:26 am
Forum: Fruits
Topic: Autumn-olive (Elaeagnus umbellata)
Replies: 6
Views: 9393

Re: Autumn-olive (Elaeagnus umbellata)

Variety of autumn olives, with some tips on eating them... some think they are noxious.... but they are good, they say....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCiuw_ZLoOQ
by meign
Dec 3, 2010 4:19 am
Forum: Fruits
Topic: Autumn-olive (Elaeagnus umbellata)
Replies: 6
Views: 9393

Re: Autumn-olive (Elaeagnus umbellata)

autumn olive, after picking them you may blend them then keep it freezing... they are ready for use

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvqPlxkjBGQ
by meign
Dec 3, 2010 4:04 am
Forum: Fruits
Topic: Virginia creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia)
Replies: 3
Views: 6898

Re: Virginia creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia)

Just to know how this creeper looks like... with some other berrries featured

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bb-eGDMPe60
by meign
Dec 3, 2010 3:53 am
Forum: Fruits
Topic: Christmasberry (Photinia arbutifolia)
Replies: 1
Views: 4472

Re: Christmasberry (Photinia arbutifolia)

just a little peek on how does a christmasberry looks like... that looks yummy in this video... especially in 720p

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bb-eGDMPe60
by meign
Dec 3, 2010 3:48 am
Forum: Fruits
Topic: Bearberry (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi)
Replies: 1
Views: 5413

Re: Bearberry (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi)

Learn how can a bearberry be a natural herbal medicine... This will truly help

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3VHiOsfPWw
by meign
Dec 3, 2010 3:39 am
Forum: Fruits
Topic: Serviceberry (Amelanchier)
Replies: 2
Views: 7598

Re: Serviceberry (Amelanchier)

some information regarding serviceberry
GreenBro wrote:Amelanchier alnifolia - Juneberry, Saskatoon Serviceberry, Pacific serviceberry, pigeonberry, rocky mountain servicetree, sarvice, sarviceberry, saskatoon, western serviceberry, western shadbush
to be exact.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgqLtt3RNIk
by meign
Dec 3, 2010 3:34 am
Forum: Fruits
Topic: Serviceberry (Amelanchier)
Replies: 2
Views: 7598

Re: Serviceberry (Amelanchier)

For campers out there! Not only those fruits are useful, their woods are also one... It is nice to use them on campfire

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yShnD2lfFvs
by meign
Dec 3, 2010 3:20 am
Forum: Fruits
Topic: Redcurrant (Ribes rubrum)
Replies: 4
Views: 5392

Re: Redcurrant (Ribes rubrum)

this video shows us how to clean red currant without getting them wet... with just some aid of a towel and a tray then they are ready for a good freezing...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-7tVKicXXg
by meign
Dec 3, 2010 3:13 am
Forum: Fruits
Topic: Redcurrant (Ribes rubrum)
Replies: 4
Views: 5392

Re: Redcurrant (Ribes rubrum)

Dan shares with us how he pick some red currant that he grow on his own. He also shared what else we can do with this currant not only its berry but also its leaves. Some benefits was also shared.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lO02J-vT ... re=related
by meign
Dec 3, 2010 3:08 am
Forum: Fruits
Topic: Redcurrant (Ribes rubrum)
Replies: 4
Views: 5392

Re: Redcurrant (Ribes rubrum)

This video has no explanation in it but it is nice to watch because you can see bunch of red currants really fresh and yummy... :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7u0B-nF- ... re=related
by meign
Dec 3, 2010 3:07 am
Forum: Fruits
Topic: Redcurrant (Ribes rubrum)
Replies: 4
Views: 5392

Re: Redcurrant (Ribes rubrum)

it is discussed here where can we pick red currant and how does it grow...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLC6HTjHzpg
by meign
Dec 3, 2010 1:16 am
Forum: Animal Rights Forum
Topic: Farmed animals are smart, interesting, and unique individual
Replies: 10
Views: 5100

Re: Farmed animals are smart, interesting, and unique indivi

I really can't answer your question Redsunflower :D but maybe just maybe because they are already used on what they are doing that's why the connection is hard to make...
by meign
Dec 3, 2010 1:13 am
Forum: General Conversations
Topic: What to do?
Replies: 6
Views: 1146

Re: What to do?

Hello there and welcome to the forum! I think your husband is right... You should respect his belief as he respects yours.... Maybe you will get into your goal in time but not as soon as you want... you can let your family adopt the vegan lifestyle slowly as we always say... :D If you really love hi...
by meign
Dec 3, 2010 1:08 am
Forum: General Conversations
Topic: Foods That Can Live in Your Cupboard Forever (Almost)
Replies: 2
Views: 1397

Re: Foods That Can Live in Your Cupboard Forever (Almost)

You are always welcome Redsunflower... :D
by meign
Dec 3, 2010 1:05 am
Forum: Vegan Chat
Topic: Not a "proper" vegan?
Replies: 8
Views: 1734

Re: Not a "proper" vegan?

Well you had the right choice Redsunflower... :D welcome and enjoy the forum
by meign
Dec 3, 2010 1:03 am
Forum: Vegan Chat
Topic: Have you been criticized for being vegan?
Replies: 14
Views: 2513

Re: Have you been criticized for being vegan?

It's alright Redsunflower... everyone is welcome here... feel free to express you thought and share your ideas.. :D
by meign
Dec 1, 2010 11:28 pm
Forum: Animal Rights Forum
Topic: URGENT save the badgers
Replies: 3
Views: 2600

Re: URGENT save the badgers

How can we help? Can I help even though I am from the Philippines?
by meign
Dec 1, 2010 11:27 pm
Forum: Animal Rights Forum
Topic: Is it ethical to keep a pet?
Replies: 39
Views: 29614

Re: Is it ethical to keep a pet?

that's so nice of you redsunflower... I think you are right sixfingered, the best way to keep a pet is to adopt them or get them from shelter...
by meign
Dec 1, 2010 11:24 pm
Forum: Animal Rights Forum
Topic: Mercy for All Animals
Replies: 17
Views: 5809

Re: Mercy for All Animals

CircularMotion wrote:Some people do enjoy hurting animals. I think it's because they are hurt themselves and they like feeling superior by tearing down something that can't fight back.


yeah, the masochist and the sadist... but why do they need to do it to animals?
by meign
Dec 1, 2010 11:22 pm
Forum: Animal Rights Forum
Topic: Need ideas on how to defend against hunters
Replies: 12
Views: 4279

Re: Need ideas on how to defend against hunters

frugivore wrote:"Trespassers will be shot. Survivors will be prosecuted."


land owner really defend their land... lol
by meign
Dec 1, 2010 11:19 pm
Forum: General Conversations
Topic: teasing for being a vegetarian
Replies: 25
Views: 4378

Re: teasing for being a vegetarian

Nice respond aislinnciarrai... :D as for me, i just tell them that it is my choice and i love what i am...
by meign
Dec 1, 2010 11:16 pm
Forum: Vegan Chat
Topic: 8 Reasons You Should Stop Drinking Milk Now
Replies: 31
Views: 8428

Re: 8 Reasons You Should Stop Drinking Milk Now

I can see that people have different reasons why they don't drink milk... It is better to drink nuts' milk or soy milk... i has better taste and more nutrients...
by meign
Dec 1, 2010 10:12 am
Forum: Fruits
Topic: Clementine (Citrus reticulata)
Replies: 0
Views: 3528

Clementine (Citrus reticulata)

A clementine is a hesperidium, of a variety of mandarin orange (Citrus reticulata) so named in 1902.[1] The exterior is a deep orange colour with a smooth, glossy appearance. Clementines separate easily into seven to fourteen moderately-juicy segments. They are very easy to peel, like a tangerine, b...
by meign
Dec 1, 2010 10:08 am
Forum: Fruits
Topic: Cassava (Manihot esculenta)
Replies: 0
Views: 2438

Cassava (Manihot esculenta)

Cassava (Manihot esculenta), also called yuca or manioc, is a woody shrub of the Euphorbiaceae (spurge family) native to South America. Cassava is extensively cultivated as an annual crop in tropical and subtropical regions for its edible starchy tuberous root, a major source of carbohydrates. Niger...
by meign
Dec 1, 2010 10:05 am
Forum: Fruits
Topic: chokeberries (Aronia)
Replies: 0
Views: 2350

chokeberries (Aronia)

The chokeberries (Aronia) are two to three species of deciduous shrubs in the family Rosaceae, native to eastern North America. They are most commonly found in wet woods and swamps. Chokeberries are cultivated as ornamental plants and also because they are very high in antioxidant pigment compounds,...
by meign
Dec 1, 2010 10:02 am
Forum: Fruits
Topic: Neem (Azadirachta indica)
Replies: 0
Views: 2445

Neem (Azadirachta indica)

Azadirachta indica (Neem) is a tree in the mahogany family Meliaceae. It is one of two species in the genus Azadirachta, and is native to India, Burma, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Malaysia and Pakistan, growing in tropical and semi-tropical regions. Other vernacular names include Neem (Hindi, Urdu), Nim ...
by meign
Dec 1, 2010 9:58 am
Forum: Fruits
Topic: Tamarind (Tamarindus indica)
Replies: 1
Views: 2815

Tamarind (Tamarindus indica)

Tamarind (Tamarindus indica) (from Latinization of Arabic: تمر هندي tamar Hind "Indian Date") is a tree in the family Fabaceae. The genus Tamarindus is monotypic (having only a single species). Origin Tamarindus indica is indigenous to tropical Africa, particularly where it continues to gr...
by meign
Dec 1, 2010 9:55 am
Forum: Fruits
Topic: Lime (Citrus aurantifolia)
Replies: 0
Views: 2484

Lime (Citrus aurantifolia)

Lime is a term referring to a number of different fruits, both species and hybrids, citruses, which are typically round, green to yellow in color, 3–6 cm in diameter, and containing sour and acidic pulp; they are a good source of vitamin C. Limes are often used to accent the flavours of foods and be...
by meign
Dec 1, 2010 9:53 am
Forum: Fruits
Topic: Lemon (Citrus limon)
Replies: 3
Views: 3265

Lemon (Citrus limon)

The lemon is both a small evergreen tree (Citrus × limon, often given as C. limon) native to Asia and the tree's oval yellow fruit. The fruit is used for culinary and nonculinary purposes throughout the world – primarily for its juice, though the pulp and rind (zest) are also used, mainly in cooking...
by meign
Dec 1, 2010 9:50 am
Forum: Fruits
Topic: Kalamansi (Citrus microcarpa)
Replies: 0
Views: 4170

Kalamansi (Citrus microcarpa)

Calamondin or Kalamansi (scientific name: Citrus ×microcarpa) is a fruit tree in the family Rutaceae that was developed in and is very popular throughout Southeast Asia, especially the Philippines, where it is most commonly used for cooking. In the west it is variously known as acid orange, calamond...
by meign
Dec 1, 2010 9:47 am
Forum: Fruits
Topic: Cherry (prunus cerasus)
Replies: 2
Views: 3119

Cherry (prunus cerasus)

The cherry is the fruit of many plants of the genus Prunus. It is a fleshy stone fruit. The cherry fruits of commerce are usually obtained from a limited number of species, including especially cultivars of the wild cherry, Prunus avium. The name 'cherry', often as the compound term 'cherry tree', m...
by meign
Dec 1, 2010 9:34 am
Forum: Fruits
Topic: Rambutan (Nephelium lappaceum)
Replies: 0
Views: 2683

Rambutan (Nephelium lappaceum)

The rambutan (pronounced /ræmˈbuːtən/; taxonomic name: Nephelium lappaceum) is a medium-sized tropical tree in the family Sapindaceae, and the fruit of this tree. It is native to Malaysia, Indonesia, The Philippines, Sri Lanka and elsewhere in Southeast Asia, although its precise natural distributio...
by meign
Dec 1, 2010 9:32 am
Forum: Fruits
Topic: Babaco (Vasconcellea × heilbornii; syn. Carica pentagona)
Replies: 0
Views: 2467

Babaco (Vasconcellea × heilbornii; syn. Carica pentagona)

The Babaco (Vasconcellea × heilbornii; syn. Carica pentagona), is a hybrid cultivar in the genus Vasconcellea from Ecuador. It is a hybrid between Vasconcellea cundinamarcensis (syn. Carica pubescens), and Vasconcellea stipulata (syn. Carica stipulata). Growth It can grow at high altitudes (over 2,0...
by meign
Dec 1, 2010 9:29 am
Forum: Fruits
Topic: oil palms (Elaeis)
Replies: 0
Views: 2343

oil palms (Elaeis)

The oil palms (Elaeis) comprise two species of the Arecaceae, or palm family. They are used in commercial agriculture in the production of palm oil. The African Oil Palm Elaeis guineensis is native to west Africa, occurring between Angola and Gambia, while the American Oil Palm Elaeis oleifera is na...
by meign
Dec 1, 2010 9:25 am
Forum: Fruits
Topic: Caimito (Chrysophyllum cainito Linn. )
Replies: 0
Views: 2499

Caimito (Chrysophyllum cainito Linn. )

Chrysophyllum cainito is a tropical tree of the family Sapotaceae, native to the lowlands of Central America and the West Indies. It grows rapidly and reaches 20 m in height. It has numerous common names including cainito, caimito, star apple, golden leaf tree, abiaba, pomme du lait, estrella, milk ...
by meign
Dec 1, 2010 9:20 am
Forum: Fruits
Topic: Pummelo (Citrus maxima)
Replies: 0
Views: 2375

Pummelo (Citrus maxima)

The largest citrus in the world, the pummelo can reach 12" in diameter. Skin is usually yellow, with white or pinkish colored flesh. Flavor is excellent, sweetish-acidic. Description: Small to medium sized tree, usually only 10-20ft high, but may grow to 50ft under ideal conditions. Trees can f...
by meign
Dec 1, 2010 9:18 am
Forum: Fruits
Topic: Guava (Psidium guajava)
Replies: 1
Views: 2765

Guava (Psidium guajava)

Highly fragrant fruit usually with green or yellow skin, about the size of a baseball, with pink or white flesh. The guava is one of the most common fruits in the world and its sweet pulp is used in a wide assortment of drinks, desserts, and other food products. Description: A shrub or small tree, s...
by meign
Dec 1, 2010 9:16 am
Forum: Fruits
Topic: Cherry of the Rio Grande (Eugenia aggregata)
Replies: 0
Views: 2495

Cherry of the Rio Grande (Eugenia aggregata)

Small/medium, 1-2" around, deep red to purple berry, resembling the grumichama (though more elongated and much larger) and several other Eugenia species. It has a pleasant and tasty sweet cherry flavor. Description: Small, often multi-branching tree or shrub, from 10-20ft high. Small white flow...
by meign
Dec 1, 2010 9:15 am
Forum: Fruits
Topic: Cherimoya (Annona cherimola)
Replies: 0
Views: 2430

Cherimoya (Annona cherimola)

The cherimoya is often considered one of the best-tasting fruits in the world, its commercial production hampered by its short shelf-life, often tender skin and difficulty harvesting the fruit. The cherimoya's rich and creamy pulp, with a hint of a sweet fruity flavor, makes an excellent dessert fru...
by meign
Dec 1, 2010 9:10 am
Forum: Fruits
Topic: Ugli Fruit (Citrus paradisi x Citrus reticulata)
Replies: 0
Views: 3024

Ugli Fruit (Citrus paradisi x Citrus reticulata)

A yellow-orange skinned citrus originally produced as a chance cross between a tangerine and a grapefruit---found in Jamaica. The classic (and commercially produced) "Ugli Fruit" is a large, grapefruit sized citrus with a pitted, dented, "ugly" skin. Other types are like those se...
by meign
Dec 1, 2010 9:09 am
Forum: Fruits
Topic: Miracle Fruit (Synsepalum dulcificum)
Replies: 0
Views: 2547

Miracle Fruit (Synsepalum dulcificum)

A relatively tasteless berry with an amazing side-effect. After eating one miracle fruit, sour things will instantly taste sweet. Eating even the sourest of lemons, one will taste only sugary sweetness. The effect lasts an hour or two. The miracle fruit is a remarkable natural sweetener that is virt...
by meign
Dec 1, 2010 9:08 am
Forum: Fruits
Topic: Vanilla(Vanilla planifolia)
Replies: 0
Views: 2303

Vanilla(Vanilla planifolia)

A terrestrial or arboreal orchid producing long, skinny, blackish pods having thousands of small seeds and a highly aromatic interior. The pods are the vanilla bean of commerce. Description: A vining orchid, with single shoots growing many feet long. Hardiness: Not frost hardy. Growing Environment: ...
by meign
Dec 1, 2010 9:06 am
Forum: Fruits
Topic: Loquat (Eriobotrya japonica)
Replies: 0
Views: 2484

Loquat (Eriobotrya japonica)

Orange-yellow, fleshy fruit, usually with one or two large seeds, and a delicious sweet flavor, sometimes akin to an apricot. Description: Small or medium sized tree to 30ft. The leaves are large, deep green, and glossy, with a grayish hairy underside. Trees can flower several times a year, but ofte...
by meign
Dec 1, 2010 9:04 am
Forum: Fruits
Topic: Kepel (Stelechocarpus burahol)
Replies: 0
Views: 2341

Kepel (Stelechocarpus burahol)

Very rare and endangered tree from Southeast Asia. Fruit is borne on the lower trunk and is said to have a spicy, mango-like flavor. Ancient Indonesians believed that eating the fruit would cause body secretions to take on a perfume scent. Description: N/A Hardiness: N/A Growing Environment: N/A Pro...
by meign
Dec 1, 2010 9:01 am
Forum: Fruits
Topic: Emblic (Phyllanthus emblica)
Replies: 0
Views: 2201

Emblic (Phyllanthus emblica)

Small, yellow, berry-like fruit with a very acidic flavor. The emblic is extremely popular in parts of Asia. Description: Large tree to 60+ft. The small leaves are borne on branches in a manner similar to a mimosa. Emblic's are sensitive to day length and flower and fruit when days are long. Hardine...
by meign
Dec 1, 2010 8:57 am
Forum: Fruits
Topic: Bacupari (Garcinia gardneriana)
Replies: 0
Views: 2415

Bacupari (Garcinia gardneriana)

A round, yellow-orange fruit growing to 2" in diameter. Fruits have white pulp having (like many Garcinia's) a very good, sweet acidic flavor. Description: An evergreen tree growing to 15-30 feet. Features glossy leaves growing to 6". Flowers are both male and androgynous on same plants. F...
by meign
Dec 1, 2010 8:55 am
Forum: Fruits
Topic: Canistel (Pouteria campechiana)
Replies: 0
Views: 2106

Canistel (Pouteria campechiana)

A glowing yellow, waxy skinned fruit with a pulp that has the consistency of a hard-boiled egg yolk. Highly favored in the tropics, the canistel is rarely grown in the United States. Fruits can be highly variable in size and shape--ranging from round to pointed and ovaloid. Description: A mid-sized ...
by meign
Dec 1, 2010 8:54 am
Forum: Fruits
Topic: Camu Camu (Myrciaria dubia)
Replies: 0
Views: 2055

Camu Camu (Myrciaria dubia)

Small, round, shiny red to dark purple fruit having a juicy acidic sweet pulp. The camu-camu is extremely high in vitamin C, having over 100 times the amount of vitamin C per weight than an orange. Description: Small shrub to 10+ft, occasionally higher. Hardiness: It survives best in hot, damp tropi...
by meign
Dec 1, 2010 8:52 am
Forum: Fruits
Topic: Cacao (Theobroma cacao)
Replies: 1
Views: 2075

Cacao (Theobroma cacao)

Large, podded fruit, colored either red, yellow, green or a combination of the three. Pulp is white, edible, and surrounds 20-60 seeds which when fermented and roasted, become the cocoa beans of commerce. Description: A small and pretty understory rainforest tree, usually only 10-20ft tall, although...
by meign
Dec 1, 2010 8:51 am
Forum: Fruits
Topic: Coconut (Cocos nucifera)
Replies: 1
Views: 2664

Coconut (Cocos nucifera)

Large, round, hard shelled brown nut with a white pulp and hollow interior containing a milky juice. Description: Medium sized to tall palm tree often to only 25-30ft, but sometimes much higher. Hardiness: The coconut is tropical and can be killed by even brief temperature drops below freezing. Prol...
by meign
Dec 1, 2010 8:50 am
Forum: Fruits
Topic: Carob (Ceratonia siliqua)
Replies: 0
Views: 1769

Carob (Ceratonia siliqua)

Brown-black podded fruit containing a number of seeds, both of which can be ground up and used as a chocolate substitute. Description: Medium sized tree from 30-50ft. The carob is subtropical, and actually grows best in Mediterranean climates. Hardiness: Hardy to about 20F, and can easily withstand ...
by meign
Dec 1, 2010 8:47 am
Forum: Fruits
Topic: Bacuri (Platonia insignis)
Replies: 0
Views: 1665

Bacuri (Platonia insignis)

A pleasantly flavored, yellow-orange, round fruit that can grow to about the size of an orange. It has a sticky white pulp with a sort of sweet and sour flavor. Description: A large deciduous tree that can reach over 100ft. Hardiness: Unknown. Growing Environment: Little information available. Likel...
by meign
Dec 1, 2010 8:44 am
Forum: Fruits
Topic: Akee (Blighia sapida)
Replies: 0
Views: 1699

Akee (Blighia sapida)

Pear-shaped fruit, with several moderate lobes and a red to yellow waxy skin. The skin, unripe fruit, and seeds are poisonous. The yellow, fleshy portion surrounding the aril is edible and has a nutty flavor. Description: A medium to large sized tree, up to 40-60 feet in height. Fruits form in small...
by meign
Dec 1, 2010 8:41 am
Forum: Fruits
Topic: Longan (Dimocarpus longana)
Replies: 0
Views: 1639

Longan (Dimocarpus longana)

Often considered the poorer cousin of the illustrious lychee, the longan is very popular in its own right. Fruits vary in size, but are usually about the size of a very large grape. The thin yellow-brown skin encloses a translucent white pulp surrounding a single dark seed, hence the name "Drag...
by meign
Dec 1, 2010 8:39 am
Forum: Fruits
Topic: Mango (Mangifera indica)
Replies: 16
Views: 5637

Mango (Mangifera indica)

While maybe not in the United States, the mango may be the worlds most well-known, and most popular fruit. There are countless varieties, but most have green, red, or yellow skin, with yellow-orange, aromatic flesh having a unique sweetish flavor. Description: Beautiful, large tropical tree to 50-80...
by meign
Dec 1, 2010 8:38 am
Forum: Fruits
Topic: Velvet Apple (Diospyros blancoi)
Replies: 0
Views: 1747

Velvet Apple (Diospyros blancoi)

Very beautiful dark red to purple colored fruit with velvet-like skin. Fruit is about the size of an apple, with mildly sweet flavored, somewhat mealy, flesh. Fruits are highly esteemed in some areas, but barely known in most parts of the world. Description: Large tree to 50-100ft. Male and female f...
by meign
Dec 1, 2010 8:37 am
Forum: Fruits
Topic: Noni (Morinda citrifolia)
Replies: 3
Views: 3094

Noni (Morinda citrifolia)

Medium sized fruit with knobby yellow-green segments up to 4-5" around. Flesh is usually milky white, juicy, with a fetid odor. The noni has a long list of scientifically documented and undocumented medicinal benefits. Description: A small shrub or tree, usually only to 10-20ft high. The trees ...
by meign
Dec 1, 2010 8:35 am
Forum: Fruits
Topic: Nance (Byrsonima crassiflora)
Replies: 0
Views: 1644

Nance (Byrsonima crassiflora)

Small, up to 1/2", orange-yellow fruit with an often acidic taste. Fruits are sometimes found for sale in Central American markets. Description: Shrub or small tree to about 30ft. Hardiness: Trees will grow in subtropical climates but are not very hardy. Trees are known to have survived brief f...
by meign
Dec 1, 2010 8:34 am
Forum: Fruits
Topic: Pulasan (Nephelium mutabile)
Replies: 0
Views: 1678

Pulasan (Nephelium mutabile)

Delicious fruit, sweeter than the rambutan and lychee, but very rare outside of southeast Asia. Description: Not available. Hardiness: Not frost hardy. Unknown exact hardiness. Growing Environment: An ultra-tropical species, needing lots of water for much of the year, and a humid climate. Propagatio...
by meign
Dec 1, 2010 8:33 am
Forum: Fruits
Topic: Pequi (Caryocar coriaceum)
Replies: 0
Views: 1592

Pequi (Caryocar coriaceum)

A souari nut relative bearing large, 3-4", green skinned fruits containing large edible seeds. The pulp can be eaten fresh and has a mildly sweet flavor. Description: A semi-deciduous tree growing to 20-40 feet. Fruits ripen in its native environment from November to December. Hardiness: Unknow...
by meign
Dec 1, 2010 8:30 am
Forum: Fruits
Topic: Sapodilla (Manilkara zapota)
Replies: 6
Views: 3014

Sapodilla (Manilkara zapota)

A uniquely flavored fruit, the soft brown flesh of the sapodilla tastes a bit like a sweet mix of brown sugar and root beer. The sapodilla tree is also the source of chicle, a chewing gum component. Description: A slow growing and very large tree that can reach over 100ft in the tropics. Fruiting oc...
by meign
Dec 1, 2010 8:29 am
Forum: Fruits
Topic: Soursop (Annona muricata)
Replies: 3
Views: 3502

Soursop (Annona muricata)

A well-known fruit throughout much of the world, the soursop's delicious white pulp, with tones of fruit candy and smooth cream is commonplace in tropical markets, but is rarely found fresh anywhere else. Inside its thin, leathery, green flesh is a large mass of creamy pulp, usually intermixed with ...
by meign
Dec 1, 2010 8:28 am
Forum: Fruits
Topic: Santol (Sandoricum koetjape)
Replies: 3
Views: 2565

Santol (Sandoricum koetjape)

Description: Large, fast-growing tree from 50-150ft tall. Leaves are arranged in leaflets of three. There are two main varieties of santol: red and yellow. The leaves of the yellow variety turn yellow when old and the fruits are often sweet. In the red variety, the underside of the leaves turn red w...

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