Manihot esculenta is one of the most important tropical food crops in the world

Manihot esculenta (Tapioca, Cassava, Brazilian Arrowroot, Yuca, Ubi Kayu in Malay) Tapioca or Cassava is the third largest source of food carbohydrates in the tropics, after rice and maize. It is one of the most important staple food crops in the developing world and provides a basic diet for over half a billion people.

Fragaria x ananassa with sweet, aromatic and brilliant red fruits is simply irresistible

Fragaria x ananassa (Strawberry, Garden Strawberry, Cultivated Strawberry) Garden Strawberry with its characteristic fragrant aroma, delightful sweet flavour, juicy texture and brilliant red colour make it simply irresistible to many people. Strawberry is popularly cultivated worldwide for its delicious fruits that can be eaten fresh or used in pies, ice-creams, milkshakes and cakes, to name […]

Piper nigrum is considered the King of Spices as it’s the most used spices in the world

Piper nigrum (Black Pepper, Common Pepper, Pepper Vine/Plant, White/Madagascar Pepper, Lada Hitam in Malay) Madagascar Pepper is considered the King of Spices as it’s the most widely used spices in the world. This hotly pungent spice is used as flavouring for savoury foods, meat dishes, sauces and snack foods. Besides, it is popularly used as a […]

Annona muricata’s pulp is popularly used to make smoothies and sorbets

Annona muricata (Soursop, Prickly Custard Apple, Durian Belanda in Malay) Soursop or Prickly Custard Apple is grown for its 20-30 cm long, prickly and green fruit which can have a mass of up to 6.8 kg Its pulp is popularly used to make fruit nectar, smoothies, fruit juice drinks as well as candies, sorbets and ice cream flavorings.

Moringa oleifera is popularly grown for its bean-like pods and are cooked as veggie

Moringa oleifera (Drumstick Tree, Horseradish Tree, Ben Oil Tree) Drumstick Tree or Horseradish Tree is popularly grown for its bean-like pods and are cooked as veggie. Besides, these edible green, three-angled, long and slender fruits of Drumstick Tree are especially used in Indian cuisine.