Citrus grandis(文旦柚) Fruit with the cultural heritage


Posted Date:2017-11-24

Seasonal Fresh July~September

Origin Yanping Township、Luye Township、Guanshan Township、Chishang Township、Donghe Township、Chenggong Township、Changbin Township、Taimali Township、Dawu Township、Daren Township


     Citrus grandis belongs to the citrus fruit tree. It flowers from February to March each year, and the pedals are white with rich fragrance. Citrus grandis has a round and full appearance and becomes matures every fall. It has plenty of flesh, can last a long time and has become a common fruit for the Mid-Autumn Festival.

     Citrus grandis is one of the main crops of Donghe Township in Taitung County. Besides selling the fruit itself, the flowers that smell fragrant give additional value to the fruit. For example, during the flowering season, there will be a festive event to appreciate the flowers and taste the tea made from citrus grandis. These festivities make local crops an expression of cultural creativity.
      Not only does citrus grandis taste sweet but it also contains vitamin C and dietary fiber, which can improve digestion. However, beware of overeating, because it can generate flatulence and cause diarrhea.
     When selecting a citrus grandis, it is recommended to choose the heavier ones with smooth and thin skin, as well as a fair and even appearance.     
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