The apricot, or prunes armeniaca if we are to use it’s technical name, is thought to to have originated from
Armenia, hence it becoming the
national fruit for the country. Despite it’s origin also being linked to a variety
of different countries including India,
China it is Armenia who
have laid a firm claim on the fruit by hailing it their national
– Mango India
This fruit is referred to some as the ‘King of Fruits’ and ‘Fruits of the Gods’ and has been grown in
India for as long as people
grows over 100 varieties of mango, all different in terms of shape colour and
– Jackfruit Bangladesh
The jackfruit has been knocking around for thousands of years an it is believed that it have growing in and around
India for up to 6000 years. It’s
one of the largest fruits to grow on a tree in the world with each fruit weighing
up to. Whilst it is regarded as a delicacy in Bangladesh, the jackfruit has
somewhat of an acquired taste
In 2005 the Lady’s Finger Banana or Chicken Egg Banana was officially named the national fruit of
be royal decree. As well as eating these fruits, Cambodians often use them as offerings
The guava is native to India and South Asia and South America, however it is Pakistan who have claimed it as their national fruit.
Surprisingly, the national fruit of
China is the
The pomegranate is native for
and is praised annually at the October Pomegranate Festival in Tehran when the fruit is celebrate through
food and craft. The fruit is also linked to fertility by countries and cultures
all over the world. The ancient Persians, Chinese, Ancient Greeks all. There
are also stories from both Judaism and Hinduism highlight the pomegranate as a saviour
This national fruit it always eaten as a vegetable and can be deadly if picked and prepared incorrectly. The Ackee fruit is the main star in the Jamaican national dish of ackee and saltfish.
When you think of Japanese fruits, the first thing which comes to mind is the lychee however this delicious fruit doesn't take the title of national fruit for the company Instead, the crown goes to the Japanese Persimmon.
The avocado is native to
Mexico Another fruit which is eaten
as a vegetable is the avocado pear.