It’s going to be awhile before we can sink our teeth in some tasty and juicy durians. So, why take the opportunity to give your taste buds a new experience?
Durians might be among some of the most deluxe tropical fruits in Southeast Asia, but there are actually numerous other superior fruits with flavours that pack a punch.
If you are looking for some fruits to keep your taste buds happy during this offseason, read on as we list 3 premium fruits that your taste buds will thank you for!
1. Japan Grade Fuji Melon
Fuji Melon is one of the top graded and at the same time more expensive varieties of melon from Japan. The perfectly shaped appearance and impeccably sweet content make this mouth-watering Japanese fruit the most high-quality melon in the market. In Japan, it is considered a luxury item!
It’s more costly compared to the average melon, but for a good reason. Not only do farmers dedicate their entire lives and careers cultivating the perfect fruit from growing to harvesting, but they also utilise some special techniques to make the best fruit possible. Believe it or not, they give a “massage” to their melons to ensure the ultimate sweetness!
Bearing in mind their commitment to growing fruit until it reaches perfection, it’s not surprising that Fuji Melon is more costly than the average one.
With a softer and juicier texture as well as stronger rind than the standard melon, this Japanese fruit is rich in vitamin A, C, K, E, Iron, and Calcium.There are many benefits of Fuji Melon, and here are some of them:
- Reduces high blood pressure
- Lowers the risk of cancer
- Acts as an antioxidant
- Soothes digestive tract.
However, people worldwide are willing to pay a higher price for such a delicious fruit, because Japan Fuji Melons simply look and taste a lot better than the average melon.
2. Muscat Grapes
Muscat Grapes, the oldest known variety of grapes in the world, are famous for their sweet, floral flavour and unique aroma. Native to the Mediterranean, they are larger than the standard grape, perfectly oval in shape, with a glossy skin and soft, translucent flesh. The skin colour varies, from light green to pink and red. With high sugar content, it’s needless to say that Japanese Muscat Grapes are also sweeter and crunchier compared to the average grape.
To achieve a top-quality product, it’s necessary to invest a lot of effort, hard work, and sweat. It’s costly because it needs extensive pruning and trimming, and the cultivation is intensive. Besides, Japanese farmers pay special attention to every single fruit, and it’s not strange that Muscat Grapes are in demand worldwide, despite the high price. What makes this fruit to be a premium one is undoubtedly its unique effects and tastes.
Taste and appearance aside, there are tons of health benefits, including:
- Muscat grapes are rich in vitamin A, C, and K
- They act as an antioxidant
- They stimulate the digestive system
- They strengthen the immune system
- They reduce inflammation
- They have lots of Iron which make them the right choice for people with anaemia.
3. Korean strawberries
Smaller and thinner than your regular strawberry, Korean strawberries are packed with a one-of-a-kind floral-like flavour and are vibrant in colour. Korean strawberry is of high quality, incredibly sweet, and softer than a standard strawberry, and that’s precisely what classifies it as a premium fruit.
Korean strawberry is a great source of vitamin A, C, E, and K and has many health benefits:
- Burns fat
- Promotes bone and eye health
- Reduces inflammation
- Has anti-ageing properties
- Prevents cancer
Korean farmers work day and night to achieve this pure taste, intoxicating fragrance, and unique red colour.
Even though it is being exported to many markets, including Russia, Thailand, and Japan, Korean strawberry is highly-sought after even amongst locals in Korea.
Fun fact: Couples worldwide buy Korean strawberries for Valentine’s day!