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Best Tropical Fruits to Eat in Molokai, HI; Apple Bananas, Rambutan, Liliko’i, Calamansi & Others
When people think about a vacation to Maui, they often think of the amazing sea life they will be able to see. They may think of the vegetation and waterfalls that are there for their viewing pleasure as well. One more thing to add to your list of vacation must haves is the tropical fruit. You will find that the island of Maui has more than its fair share of tropical fruit that have you wishing you never had to leave. Gemini Sailing Tours is here to talk about the best tropical fruits that Maui has to offer.
Apple Banana Taste
This might not sound that exotic since bananas are one of the top sellers at any given grocery store in the country, but apple bananas aren’t your ordinary banana. If you walk into any given grocery store on Maui and see their bananas, you will notice some smaller, fatter bananas to the side. These bananas usually have more spots on them and look riper than you probably want them, but with this banana, those spots mean perfection. Be prepared to never look at ordinary bananas ever again. These bananas are creamy, tangy, sweet and delicious.
How to Eat Rambutan
This spiny looking fruit is easy to distinguish since it looks so different from other fruits. It is a dark red color with what looks to be hairy tentacles off of it. Inside you will find white fruit that is juicy and often compared to a grape in texture. They are best served chilled and have a sweet and sour flavor that leave you coming back for more. To eat, you simply cut a slit in the skin and squeeze to pop out the fruit. Remove the seed and enjoy the delicious fruit!
Most of you have probably tasted a mango, but has it been picked fresh from the tree? Eating locally grown mango is juicy and sweet and highly addictive. We recommend finding a local fruit stand rather than purchasing these in a grocery store. You will get that fresh, right off the tree taste that you can’t find anywhere else.
Liliko’i Passion Fruit
This fruit is also known as passion fruit in other areas, but when on Maui, it is called liliko’i. Rather than the purple color you might find elsewhere, on Maui they are a pale yellow with a bright orange pulp and brown seeds. This fruit is delicious when paired with yogurt or vanilla ice cream and can dress up any tropical drink.
These fruits are also known as the Philippine lime and looks like a very small lime. It is not the same as a key lime even though it looks similar. They are wonderful when made into a limeade with their fresh tangerine scent. They are a great addition to any tropical drink and also pair well with seafood dishes.
Sailing Tours & More in Honolua Bay, Lahaina, Ka’anapali Beach, Turtle Town in Olowalu, Molokai, Lanai, & West Maui, Hawaii
If you are planning a trip to Maui soon, you will not only enjoy the wonderful fruit that is supplied on some of the sightseeing sailing tours offered by Gemini Sailing Tours, but you can experience some of the most fantastic fruit stands along the road to Hana as well. Call us today to book your sailing tour in Maui!