Loquat? What it tastes like – how to eat it – and facts
These fruits are sometimes looked over as something that grows on a shrub or tree that just kind of pops up and grows along the side of the road or in someone’s garden and doesn’t do much. Wrong! This is a versatile, lovely fruit!
What does a loquat taste like?
They taste like a cross between a mango, peach and apricot. Some people say they have a pudding-like texture
How do I eat loquat?
These are pale orange, and slightly bigger than an apricot and they have a huge seed inside, so ignore the seed. Most people don’t eat the peel (since it is fuzzy and can stain the fingers), but it is edible and has a tangy taste.
They are used in chutneys and smoothies and even those delicious Cuban bitados. Yummy. A loquat bitados!
Good loquat recipes
Fun Loquat Facts
- Often used as a natural sweetener
- Used to make flavored vinegar
- Italy makes a liquor called nespolino from loquats (it has a slight almond taste)
Where to find loquats in Miami?
The Redland Market and sometimes even the lowly grocery store!
Learn about other exotic fruits in Miami
- Guanábana? Soursop? How to eat it – what it tastes like – and facts
- Paypaya? How to eat it – what it tastes like – and facts
- Mamey? Mamey Sopate? How to eat it – where to find it – and facts
- Dragon Fruit? Hot to eat it – what does it taste like
- Jocote? Mombin? How to eat it – what it tastes like – and facts
- Loquat? How to eat it – what it tastes like – and facts
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