Welcome to the Blogging from A to Z Challenge! Each day in April (except Sundays) I’ll be posting about unusual and exotic foods.
No animal parts today! L is for loquat. As you can see from the photo above, the loquat grows in clusters. They’re yellow or orange, sometimes with a little reddish hue,and are sweetest when they’re orange. The flavor of the loquat is a mixture of peach, citrus, and mango.
The loquat is native to China, but is now found in many parts of the world, including Japan, Afghanistan, Australia, Bermuda, Kenya, India, and South Africa. You’ll also likely find loquats in the warmer parts of the United States.
You can eat them fresh, in fruit salad, or as a jam or jelly. It’s low in sodium and high in vitamin A, B6, fiber, potassium, and manganese. Looking for some loquat recipes? Click HERE.
So, would you eat a loquat? And if you have, what did you think?