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About loquats

Loquat, also known as Chinese plum or Japanese plum, is an Asian fruit that has been cultivated for many years. The fruit began to be cultivated in Spain and other regions in the Mediterranean in the 19th century. The loquat tree grows wherever citrus trees do, making the warm coastal areas of the Mediterranean a perfect fit.

There are several varieties of loquat. The two most common varies are the Tanaka and the Argelino. The Tanaka bears later and is more tart, making it suitable for use in cooking and pies. The Argelino bears earlier and has a sweet taste, making it suitable for eating fresh. Loquats are in season from April to June. They are harvested when ripe instead of picking them while immature, as they don't ripen off the tree.

As with other fruits, loquat can be eaten raw. Its skin is often eaten as well. However, keep in mind that there are seeds in the middle (similar to an apricot), which contain cyanide compounds and must be removed before using the fruit in cooking.

Loquat can be used like peaches and apples in jams, pies, tarts, and other culinary uses. It can be cut and used in a fruit salad. Because loquat contains lots of pectins, it can be easily used to make loquat syrup, which is used as a cough remedy. It has even been commercialized and sold as honey loquat syrup.

The high pectin content of Loquat is an excellent source of insoluble dietary fiber, which can be beneficial to your blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory system, cholesterol, and immune health. The fruit is also an excellent source of vitamin A, providing about 51% of the recommended daily allowance per 100 grams. Loquat has smaller amounts of other minerals, B vitamins, and potassium.

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