List of Local Fruits in Ghana

Local Fruits in Ghana

Fruits provide us with very great nutrients to help the body perform well and grow. Getting such nutrients from fruits to provide your body with just what it needs to keep itself healthy is one job that most fail to achieve probably, due to negligence or not much knowledge on the functions of fruits.

There are so many local fruits in Ghana that most are found just in the neighborhood or in the market. In this article, we are going to enlist some of such fruits and the nutrients they provide for the body.

List of Local Fruits in Ghana

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  • Avocado pear
  • Coconut
  • Orange
  • Mango
  • Banana
  • Pineapple
  • Watermelon
  • Guava
  • Pawpaw
  • Tangerine
  • Cashew

Avocado pear

A berry that has a middle thick green cover with the fruit itself being yellow inside with a single large seed. It is also known as alligator pear or butter fruit by some. Avocado pear contains nutrients such as calories, fat, protein, fibre, vitamin C, E and K.

Coconut

A coconut is a local fruits common in Ghana with at tree that comes from the family of palm. It has a brownish hard cover which the fruit is itself inside white in colour. Coconuts are high producers of manganese, fibre, fart, carbs, protein and phosphorus.

Orange

Orange is a fruit commonly found in Ghana with it being in almost at least one out of every 10 household, most especially in the rural areas. It is a fruit that is usually orange in colour but once in Ghana are mostly green all pale green in colour even if ripe. Coming from the citrus family, Orange are producers of nutrients such as vitamin C, vitamin A, protein, sugar and calories.

Mango

Mango is a stone fruit which one large seed in the middle. There a different varieties of mango but the type commonly found in Ghana especially in the rural areas are ones that are usually yellow when ripe with a fleshy droopy fruits. Even though there are other varieties found. Mangoes contain nutrients such as vitamin B, A, C, K and folates.

Banana

A banana is another common fruit found in Ghana that is elongated and usually curved coming from the berry family. Bananas provide us with nutrients such as calories, protein, carbohydrate, sugar, fibre and potassium.

Pineapple

This is a fruit that has a short stem with a tough waxy leaf. It has a rough skin that is usually greenish red in colour  when unripe and yellowish red in colour when ripe. Pineapples produce Newton such as vitamin C, iron, vitamin B, magnesium and potassium.

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Watermelon

Watermelon is a fruit that is very juicy and nutritious. It grows from a creeping plants. It has a green cover with darker green strips with the flesh of the fruit being red in colour when ripe. Watermelon are great producers of nutrients such as potassium, vitamin C, vitamin B, sodium, iron and magnesium.

Grapes

Grapes are small fruits that comes from the berry family and it comes in different colours such as the greenish, ones that are purple in colour and also wine/ maroonish in colour. Grapes gives us nutrients such as potassium, vitamin C, carbohydrates, iron and vitamin B.

Guava

This is another fruit come on in there localities of Ghana. The variety commonly found in Ghana is one that looks small like a tennis ball even though there are other varieties that are bigger in shape. Sam has the flesh of the fruit being pink in colour while others are whitish. It is a high producer of vitamin C and also iron, calcium and vitamin A.

Pawpaw

Also known as papaya, pawpaw is another commonly found fruit in almost every neighborhood in Ghana. Pawpaw is a large sphere like fruit that has a yellowish green cover with the fruit itself being reddish yellow in colour when ripe. Pawpaw are nutritious fruits that give us nutrients such as vitamin C, magnesium, iron, copper and manganese.

Tangerine

Physically looking like oranges but smaller in size tangerine is another citrus fruit that is commonly found in Ghana. Just like any other citrus fruit tangerine is a producer of nutrients such as vitamin C, vitamin B, magnesium, protein, sodium and potassium.

Cashew

The cashew fruit is an apple like fruit that has a gradient skin of reddish to yellow. They are also known as accessory or false fruit because botanically they do not cover the seed of the fruit as it is hanged outside. Cashew fruits are good producers of protein, carbohydrate, potassium, sodium and fat.

SOURCE: Coverghana.com.gh

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