In this article, we are going to look at some of the Spanish fruit names as you learn Spanish.
Autumn is a season in Spain that is known for a bumper crop of Spanish fruits. In September and October avocados, quince and pomegranates are in plenty. Other many varieties of Spanish fruits are in season too such as, persimmon and Loquats. Let get to it!
Orange in Spanish is called Naranja. They range from sweet to sour variety as well as the loose skinned variety. Naranjas vary in color from yellow to deep orange. They are known as immune boosters since its high in vitaminsC. They are also known to help the body to make collagen which gives the body smoother skin.
In English Grape, this is the fruit associated with New Year’s Eve in Spain.
It is also known in English as Lime. Its pulp is rich in juice and is usually used to flavor dishes and drinks by natives and also around the globe.
SPANISH POME/STONE FRUIT NAMES
These are fruits that have smooth skins and an enlarged fleshy area.
It is its Spanish fruit name, but in English is Custard Apple. This is large and green tropical fruit. Mainly found in autumn & winter. It contains vitamin A& C. It is rich in potassium antioxidants too and is recommended for constipation and reducing stress. In addition, it is good for teeth, skin and bones.
Its English fruit name is Pomegranate. Locally found from October to February. They are used to help avoid plaque building up on teeth and may even help to reduce blood pressure. Pomegranates are jam-packed with antioxidants and high in fiber too.
You may know it in English as Guava. It has become very popular in Spanish that it is becoming one of the most profitable fruits to grow.
In English, you can find them as Persimmon or Sharon fruit. In Spain, they are in season in autumn. Caquis is high in fiber and rich in vitamin C. Caquis improves metabolism and the body to cope with fat storage. Personally, I recommend eating the deep red caqui fruit.
Its English name is Quince. This Spanish fruit looks like an Apple but it is slightly larger and it’s popular in autumn. It’s very good in making jams and jellies as they are high in pectin. Membrillo fruit is high in fiber and antioxidants as well as an excellent fruit in weight loss too.
- Higo Chumbo
Its English name is Prickly Pear. This fruit is green, orange or yellow with small seeds. It’s mostly available in the summertime. Higo Chumbo contains magnesium and potassium. It also has lots of fiber and antioxidants and it’s known to help to lower cholesterol
Other types of berries include:
- Fresas (Strawberries)
- Frambuesas (Raspberries)
- Arándanos (Blueberries)
- Moras (Blackberries)
SPANISH TROPICAL FRUIT NAMES
Called Loquat in English, these are small and peach-colored with large smooth stones on the inside. Loquats are low in calories but in it you will find a lot of vitamins and other nutrients like manganese, magnesium, and potassium.
Probably you know them as bananas. Actually, in most Spanish-speaking countries, its name is banana in Spanish as well. It is an elongated and curves fruit. It varies in color and size. The fruit grows in clusters hanging from the top of the plant. It is rich in potassium and antioxidants therefore very good to cure high blood pressure. In addition, they also are rich in Lectin, a protein that helps to prevent cancer cells from growing. All these elements as well as their fiber content are good for the heart too.
If you ever wondered how the name of pineapples in Spanish is, you finally found your answer. The most common one is the red Spanish pineapple. It is mostly available between February and July. There is also another variety in Spain, its name is smooth cayenne pineapple. This fruit has a lot nutrients.
This is the Spanish name of avocados. Who doesn’t like nice ripe avocado? If you don’t then you are totally missing out. They are rich in potassium and Vitamins B, E & K. They help to reduce cholesterol levels in the blood.
The main season is from August through November. It is important to note that some Spanish fruit names have the same spelling as the English word but their pronunciation is different.
These are Figs in English. They can be eaten fresh or dried. The main season is August through October.
The spelling of its name in Spanish is the same as in English, but its pronunciation changes a little bit. There is a variety of them but the most common is the “Piel De Sapo” melon.
There are many more fruits in Spain, some very popular and others are not but the above are just but a few Spanish fruit names that have been named. This is however a good start for anyone who has the interest to learn Spanish.
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