In Italian these orange beautiful tasty fruits with thin peel are called Kaki or cachi but in my area we call them Loti as lotus , the flower.
My grandmother used to offer this since I was a baby girl & telling me that it was filled with little toungues & in fact you can feel them when you eat them.
“In one loto you can find the same energy than in a whole egg!” my grandmother used to tell me, so as I didn’t like to eat at all , at least this fruit has to be eaten, right??😂😂😂
Love the colour & the taste & its texture so soft but at the same time a thick pulp. They announce the autumn & remind me childhood , again.
Giuggiole are very different : hard & green when not mature & tannic, brown & sweet when you can pick them up from the ground .
Their taste is so special that usually people dislike them but I really love them very much as they are chruncy and sweet & are simple fruit,difficult to find on sale but you can look for them in the countryside.
In Italy we have a saying : ” andare in brodo di giuggiole” that means “melting in giuggiole broth” to say that we love something a lot as the giuggiola broth is very very delicious.
Never tried it but maybe one day if I found a lot I could try to make it at home & than let you know, at the present never had so many to bring home : I eat them immediately as I do for figs & cherries!
Enjoy my picts : ever tried or seen giuggiole in your Country?
In my region some people didnt know them at all…😱😱😱😱