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Loquats are small, tartly sweet, golden-yellow to orange fruit that resembles an apricot in size and color. The juicy, crisp flesh is pale yellow and has a delicate, sweetly tart cherry-like or pear-like flavour. It surrounds 1 to 3 seeds that are about the size of apricot pits. These fruits are favourites among Asian cultures. Loqauts are also known as Japanese plum. They are a great delicacy in the Orient. It is not a citrus fruit, but more closely related to a pear or apple.
Category: Fruit
In Season: Spring
To Buy:
Difficult to find. Buy from specialised greengrocers. Canned loquats in syrup are available in Asian stores but are not recommended due to the high sugar content. Avoid buying any damaged, discoloured or bruised fruit.
To Store:
Store under-ripe loquats at room temperature, away from sun and moisture. Once ripe, refrigerate.
Tips & Tricks:
Do not eat, chew, or swallow the seeds (or eat the peel). The loquat seed is toxic - remove the seed before cooking.
Cooking Tips:
Peel and seed the fruit and serve with sliced banana, orange sections and grated coconut. Some people prepare spiced loquats (with cloves, cinnamon, lemon and vinegar) in glass jars. Loquats also make good jam and jelly.

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* This information is sourced by a qualified naturopath. It is non prescriptive and not intended as a cure for the condition. Recommended intake is not provided. It is no substitute for the advice and treatment of a professional practitioner.

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