Papaya is a rich source of vitamin- A (2020 IU per 100 g) and vitamin-C (40 mg/l00g). It contains papain a protein digesting enzyme. Unripe fruits can be used as vegetable. Ripe fruits are used for making of Jam, Jelly, and Ice-Cream, etc. It is generally grown as fruit plant in kitchen garden, home garden or nutritional garden.
Pomegranate are very much liked for its cool, refreshing juice and valued for its medicinal properties. Its popularity is also due to the ornamental nature of the plant which bears bright red, very attractive flowers. Pomegranate fruits are most popular, nutrition ally rich with unique taste, flavour and medicinal properties. It is also rich in Riboflavin, protein, fat, sugar, pectin, Ca & Iron content. It maintains the blood pressure, treat the leprosy and diarrhoea.
Strawberry fruit are complete fruit with 98 per cent edible portion. Fruit pulp used in making of ice cream, Jam and syrup. Strawberries are one of the easiest fruits to grow in the home garden, pots and containers. Fruits are excellent natural source of antioxidant, Vitamin-C and iron. Fruits also contains anticarcinogenic and anti diabetic properties.
Guava is a tropical and sub-tropical fruit tree which is also known as the “poor man’s apple” because of its popularity and medicinal properties. Guava’s are a good source of pectin, which is used for making good quality Jelly. They are also used fresh or after processing. Guava trees can also be grown as hedge plants, landscape trees and as ornamental potted Bonsai plants.
Sapota is an evergreen, tropical fruit tree. Fully mature fruits are delicious and eaten as dessert fruit. It can be grown as an ornamental tree due to its glossy evergreen leaves. Fruits are good source of Vitamin-E; helps in effective moisturize the skin.
Litchi is most important sub-tropical evergreen fruit tree. It is known as queen of the nut fruits due to its attractive deep pink/ red colours and fragrant aril. Fruits are delicious of excellent quality.