Meaning caramelized sugar, caramel is made by melting sugar in water to create a rich, sweet, glutinous liquid which ranges in colour from beige to amber to dark brown.
The nut from the coconut palm tree, the coconut is native to more than 80 tropical and sub-tropical countries such as Indonesia, India and Thailand, where it is considered indispensable. In fact, in several different languages the name for the coconut palm means that all parts of the tree are useful in some way.
The tart flavour of cranberry is the base for many classic cocktails such as the ‘Cosmopolitan’ and the ‘Americano’.
Vanilla has traditionally been used by French cooks in many desserts including a delicious vanilla custard which was later called “French Vanilla”.
Unlike most other citrus fruits, lemons are not consumed "as is" due to their sourness.
Lychees, or litchis, are native to Asia. Records say that in China.
The sweet, juicy mango is a tropical favorite, enjoyed around the world and increasingly, in US food and beverages.
Cultivated in many tropical and temperate regions, the passion fruit is one of the most intensely scented fruits.