Pakistan is blessed with fertile land. The fertile agricultural land of Pakistan produces quality crops every time. In this blog, we will discuss about various kinds of summer fruits of Pakistan and their health benefits for people.
Pakistani summer fruits are produced locally, and grown in abundance Mangoes, chikoo, plums, apples, grapes, and guava are some of the most common summer fruits in Pakistan that are grown locally and available in abundance in Pakistan. Cherry, apricot, jammon, peach, pear, lychee, papaya, and pomegranate are other popular fruits in Pakistan. Pakistan is one of the top five producers of dates in the world. In terms of fruit cultivation in Pakistan and the tons of fruits produced, the data provided by the Ministry of National Food Security and Research, Government of Pakistan, are impressive. Pakistani summer fruits production is assessed in hectares of land and tons produced. Fruits that are in season are high in critical vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that can help you cope with the effects of bad weather.
Pakistan has four seasons, each of which brings with it its own set of seasonal fruits, all of which have one thing in common: they are all delicious. Following are some delicious summer season fruits in Pakistan.
(Urdu Name: Khubani – خوبانی)
Apricot is one of the best Pakistani summer fruits. Peaches, almonds, plums, and cherries are all related to apricots. They can be eaten raw or cooked, and they can be canned or dried for storage. The fruit is often used to make jam and is frequently used to flavour liqueurs. Apricots are abundant in natural sugar and a good source of vitamin A. Dried apricots have high iron content.
(Urdu Name: Tarbooz – تربوز )
Watermelon is one of the most popular Pakistani summer fruits. It’s sweet, delicious and juicy, making it the ideal summer treat to satisfy your thirst. The rind of this enormous spherical fruit is green, and the flesh is vivid crimson. It’s also high in antioxidants and vitamins A and C, among other nutrients.
(Urdu Name: Aaroo – آڑو)
Fresh peaches are popular, as are baked peaches in pies and cobblers; canned peaches are a mainstay in many places. Vitamin A is particularly abundant in yellow-fleshed cultivars. It also aids in the proper functioning of other parts of your body, such as your immune system.
(Urdu Name: Cherry – چیری )
Cherry is also a popular summer season fruit in Pakistan. Cherries are frozen or canned and used in sauces and desserts, whereas sweet cherries are frequently consumed fresh. Cherries are low in calories and high in fibre, vitamins, minerals, nutrients, and other components that are excellent for you. Vitamins C, A, and K are all present. Potassium, magnesium, and calcium are all present in each long-stemmed fruit. They also contain antioxidants such as beta-carotene and the mineral choline.
(Urdu Name: Kharbooza – خربوزہ )
Melon is the most delicious in taste. It is also grown in summer season in Pakistan. Melon is higher in vitamins, with 2400 percent more vitamin K, 262 percent more vitamin B6, and 169 percent more vitamin C. Melons are low in sodium, and very low in saturated fat and cholesterol. They are source of dietary fiber.
(Urdu Name: Jaman/Jamun- جامن)
Jamun is one of the tastiest summer fruits in Pakistan which not only replenishes your body with high energy levels but also boosts the presence of antioxidants and flavonoids, for the prevention of chronic diseases and fight against free radical cell damage.
(Urdu Name: Aloobukhara – آلو بخارہ)
Plums are members of the same fruit family as peaches, nectarines, and apricots. However, plums are far more varied than their stone-fruit cousins. They can be large or small, with skin that is red, purple, green, yellow, or orange and flesh that is pink, yellow, or orange. Plums add a subtle deliciousness to salads and pastries, but their health benefits are the most appealing aspect of the fruit.
(Urdu Name: Falsa/Falsay – فالسہ )
Falsa, also defined as Grewia Asiatica, is one of the Pakistan’s favourite summer fruits. Similar to blueberries, it has a reddish-purple colour and a small, round shape. Falsa has a sweet and sour flavour, and it is usually eaten raw or in the form of juice. Falsa has a cooling sensation that can help prevent heat exhaustion during the summer by keeping the body temperature stable. It is also high in nutrition, making it beneficial to your health. It may aid in disease prevention and be beneficial to your overall health.
(Urdu Name: Aam – آم)
Mango is also one of the most famous Pakistani summer fruits. Mango is popular not only because it is delicious, but also because it is high in nutrients. Mango varieties include the Anwar Ratual, Dasheri, Langra, Saroli, Sindhri, Totapari, and others. The most well-known Pakistani mango is Anwar Ratol, which originated in a village two hours outside of New Delhi.
(Urdu Name: –پپیتا)
Papayas are fleshy, delicious and a soft summer fruit in Pakistan. It can be used in a variety of ways in the house. It has a soft texture and sweet flavor. It’s seed is bitter than the soft texture. They are high in antioxidants (such as Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Vitamin E) It may lower the risk of heart disease.
Summer fruits provide a plethora of nutrients in addition to their delicious flavour. Most summer fruits are high in antioxidants and phytochemicals (plant chemicals, many of which are thought to have cancer-fighting properties), as well as vitamins, minerals, and fibre.
It also aids in the treatment of indigestion and bloating, which are common during the summer. Papaya is also high in beta-carotene. It protects the skin and reduces inflammation. Papaya is also high in antioxidants and can help prevent cancer and heart disease.
This concludes our look at some of the local summer fruits of Pakistan and their health benefits.