NA­TURE’S BOUNTY

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Get to know the King­dom's funki­est fruits

FROM PINK DRAGONS TO SCALY SNAKES, CAM­BO­DIA'S FRUITS ARE AS FAN­TAS­TI­CAL AS THEY ARE DE­LI­CIOUS. EN­JOY YOUR FRUIT SALAD WITH CON­FI­DENCE US­ING OUR GUIDE TO THE KING­DOM'S SWEET­EST PRO­DUCE

Salak, col­lo­qui­ally know as snake fruit be­cause of its scaly skin, has a sweet­ness of flesh that is tem­pered by a slight acid­ity.

From the same fam­ily as the ly­chee, the lon­gan is less dis­tinc­tive in look than its bet­ter-known cousin, and also tastes more tart.

When sliced in two, sweet star ap­ples re­veal a star-shaped core. An added bonus: they are one of the low­estcalo­rie trop­i­cal fruits.

Sim­i­lar in ap­pear­ance to a grape­fruit, the pomelo swaps its re­la­tion's sour bit­ter­ness for a mild sweet­ness.

Pur­ple on the out­side with snow-white in­ner seg­ments, the man­gos­teen is sweet, tangy and juicy all at once – a true flavour hit.

The sapodilla, known as a lmot in Cam­bo­dia, is na­tive to Mex­ico but widely grown in South­east Asia. The soft in­ner pulp has a sweet, malty flavour.

With a pink skin that hides white or vi­brant pink pulp specked with tiny black seeds, the sub­tly flavoured dragon fruit tastes as good as it looks.

In Cam­bo­dia, man­goes are con­sumed at var­i­ous stages of ripeness – one pop­u­lar snack is green mango dipped in chilli salt and sugar.

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