Fruits

Fruits

INTRODUCTION The avocado is native to the Americas. It is very nutritious with a high protein and oil content and is becoming increasingly important as...

INTRODUCTION The local names are Machungwa (oranges), Ndimu (limes), Limau (lemons), Madanzi (grapefruits), Chenza (tangerines/mandarins) all in Swahili. Citrus are natives of the subtropical and...

INTRODUCTION Watermelon usually locally referred as Tikiti maji (Swahili) is indigenous to the dry plains of tropical and subtropical Africa. It is one of the...

INTRODUCTION Pawpaw or Papaya is a widely cultivated fruit tree in the tropics and subtropics. It is a popular fruit in Kenya. Ripe papaya is...

INTRODUCTION Passionfruit is a native of southern Brazil where it grows on the edges of rain forests. There are two distinct forms: forma edulis, the...

INTRODUCTION The ancestors of the commercial bananas originated from the Malaysian Peninsula, New Guinea and South-East Asia. Bananas are perennial tropical plants whose fruits are...