July 31, 2011
Fresh fruits in Israel abound, quite surprising for the unfamiliar as it is a desert country. However, Israelis were able to do the most with their lack of natural resource therefore, they worked hard on improving agricultural technology. It was written that a certain type of drip irrigation was deveoloped in this country.
The Jaffa orange seemed to be the most popular fruit Israel is known for. A sweet almost seedless variety, it was in the beautiful city of Jaffa that this was first exported. Whenever we visit Israel in the past, I would always get myself tons of Jaffa oranges.
However recently, I found a new favorite, Pomegrenate! Perhaps it is only the commercial juice which I can find in my country that I craved for a freshly squeezed pomegrenate juice.
While waiting for our bus near the Damascus gate, I looked for one of those street vendors selling freshly squeezed juices, but instead of ordering the jaffa orange which I first intended to get, I got myself the pomegranate juice and I loved it. It is slightly more expensive than the jaffa orange but worth the taste.
Pomegranates are famous for its healing properties specially used in the field of Ayurveda medicine.
Other fruits grown extensively in Israel include figs, dates, olives, banana, avocado, peaches, plums and a lot more!