Sunday, September 16, 2012

Tropical Fruits of Toronto

During Labor Day weekend our family went on a road trip to Toronto. We typically head up there several times a year. Many have ask us why we drive to Toronto so much and our one and only answer is - FRUITS ;) Toronto has the freshest tropical fruits imported from Thailand. Most of them don't make it into the US. Some of our favorites are:
Dragon Fruits: are sweet and crunchy, with a flavor that's a cross between a kiwi and a pear. They are low in calories and offers numerous nutrients, including Vitamin C, phosphorus, calcium, plus fiber and antioxidants.
Durians: can best be described as having a succulent, creamy filling but smelling like stinky socks - don't let that dissuade you from trying it! Durian's brownish-green exterior belies a silky, custard-like flesh clinging to the giant seeds inside. Durian, if you can stand the smell, has a delectable, sweet flavour. For me, it's akin to vanilla pudding.
Langsats: are one of my favorite. Its peel is thin and brown and it has a sweet milky translucent flesh encasing its seed. I can eat about a kilo of this in one sitting! 
Mangosteen: is a dark purple fruit about 2 to 3 inches in diameter – the size of a small peach or apple. At the center is the soft opaque white fruit, which resembles a head of garlic but tastes slightly sweet and tart.  
Here's lil'C taking pictures with all her favorite fruits - Mangoes and Logan Berries
My kids love eating fruits too so Toronto is like fruit heaven for us! Have you ladies tried any of these fruits before? 
Thanks for reading!