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The best Asian summer fruits to cool you down in the summer heat

The sun is out, the temperature is high, and all that you’re craving is some refreshing summer fruit. This July, bypass the strawbs in favour of something a little more exciting! Here are our five favourite East Asian summer fruits to munch on in the heat – all available from New Loon Moon Supermarket.

Dragon fruit

With its bright pink skin, this fruit is hard to miss! It has its origins in the cactus family and boasts a bevy of health benefits due to a high level of antioxidants, Vitamin C and a number of Vitamin Bs. In terms of taste, think the zing of kiwi with the mellowness of a pear.

Dragon fruit

Rambutan

Imagine a super-sized lychee and you’ve essentially got a rambutan. The taste isn’t quite as sugary sweet however, instead there is a slight hint of acidity that makes this fruit refreshing and undeniably more-ish.

Rambutan

Mangosteen

Dried mangosteen is used in Chinese medicine to cure a number of ails, and its fresh equivalent also has antibacterial properties. Don’t worry though, this purple beauty doesn’t taste like medicine. Peel away the purple rind to discover the juicy flesh, which has a sweet, tangy flavour.

Mangosteen

Thai Guava

This fruit’s name is actually a bit of a misnomer; the Thai Guava was in fact brought over by the Portuguese in the 17th Texture-wise, it’s got the crunch of an apple, but taste-wise, it’s cleaner and subtler – the ideal fruit on the go for a piping hot day!

Thai guava

Durian

Ah the durian, the infamously smelly fruit. In fact, it seems to depend person to person as to whether you find the durian’s scent disgusting or bearable. Regardless, the taste is phenomenal – custardy and mellow, with a very slightly sour aftertaste. If you can’t hack the smell of the fruit itself, just pop into one of the supermarkets around Chinatown and grab it in juice form!

Durian

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