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•Zhe fruit tree's scientific name is Maclura tricuspidata. Zhe is a fruit tree native to East Asia like China and Nepal and has been naturalized in Japan. •Zhe tree can grow up to 6 meters. •When the trees are young they have thorns, but when they have a mature age, they will disappear. •Although zhe fruits look like mulberry,

HEALTHY & FUN FRUITY FACTS

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12/7/20212 min read

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Zhe fruit tree's scientific name is Maclura tricuspidata. Zhe is a fruit tree native to East Asia like China and Nepal and has been naturalized in Japan.

Zhe tree can grow up to 6 meters.

When the trees are young they have thorns, but when they have a mature age, they will disappear.

Although zhe fruits look like mulberry, but they are not classified the same as mulberry.

When ripe, zhe fruit color is red or maroon and contains rich red flesh inside them with 3-6 seeds per fruit.

• Other names are : che, cudrang, silkworm thorn, Chinese mulberry, and mandarin melon berry.

Zigzag vine fruit, melodorum leichhardtii, is a fruit native to eastern Australia that is orange in color and has a pleasant piquant orange-sherbet flavor.

Zig-zag vine trees can grow well in the rainforest, monsoon forests, vine thickets, and gallery forests.

This fruit is generally used to make sauces in gourmet dishes and is not eaten raw.

Zig-Zag vine also called: wild banana, merangara, and acid drop vine.

Ziziphus fruits also called jujube fruit have been a staple in Asian fare for hundreds of years. The Chinese use them for their medicinal properties and they’re reputed to have a soothing effect on the nerves.

There are three main varieties of Ziziphus fruit, and all are edible. You can eat them raw as long as you catch them before they get too ripe. Once they fully ripen, they dry out. At that point, they taste better if you dehydrate them.

Zalzalak fruits are native to Iran, and they look like red persimmons or red versions of the black sapote. They’re shaped more like an oval than a circle.

They taste both sweet and sour.

They have numerous health benefits. People eat them to prevent heart disease and they are also high in antioxidants.