Fruits of Bangladesh
Bangladesh is the country of various types of fruits. Different types of fruits grow in different seasons all over the country.
Fruits are of different kinds, colours, sizes and taste. Some are big and some are small. Some taste sweet and some sour. Mango is the king of all fruits in Bangladesh. There are many kinds of mangoes. They are langra, fazli, gopalbhog, mohonbhog etc. Mango grows cc in Rajshahi, Dinajpur and Bogra.
Jackfruit is the biggest fruit in our country. It is delicious and sweet. It grows largely in Chittagong, Sylhet and in the highland of Dhaka, Narsingdi and Mymensing. Jackfruit is our national fruit.
Banana is another popular fruit. It grows everywhere in our country all the year round. As the poor working people take their bun along with banana during lunch, it may be called the food of the poor. It is sweet and beautiful. Champa, Sabri, Amritsagar etc. are famous bananas.
Palm is a common fruit in Bangladesh. It grows everywhere in plenty. Its water is a sweet drink. Its kernel is a tasty food. It is good for liver. Papaya is another good fruit. When ripe, papaya looks yellow. Green papaya is also eaten as a vegetable.
There are many other fruits in Bangladesh. Pineapple is a good fruit of rainy season. Some pineapples taste sweet, some sour. Lychee is a small and sweet fruit. Although lychee grows everywhere in Bangladesh, it grows abundantly in Rajshahi. Among other fruits, black berry, date, melon, guava, and wood-apple are very well known.
There are some fruits that taste sour. Tamarind, star fruit and lemon are sour fruits.
Fruits are useful in many ways. Fruits satisfy our demands for different vitamins. Many families in Bangladesh earn a lot by growing and selling different kinds of fruits.
Fruits grow abundantly in Bangladesh but the advent of many kinds new fruits from foreign countries are threatening a number of local fruits. Government should take steps to save all sorts local fruits from extinction.