1-Grapefruit A grapefruit is one of the larger citrus fruits and is eaten on its own as well as made into a juice. Various varieties are available, including the pink grapefruit. It is known for having a tart flavor.
2-Lemon A lemon is a yellow fruit in the citrus family and is popular within various types of cuisines, including Italian and Greek. The lemon is used to make lemonade, vinaigrettes, and is a seasoning of its own due to the fresh flavor and the large amount of juice inside.
3-Lime A lime is in the citrus family and offers a significant amount of punch. The small green fruits are commonly used in various types of cuisine, including Spanish and Latin American. It is also popular for juicing.
4-Mandarin The mandarin orange is smaller than the traditional orange and is commonly marketed as a tangerine, but is unique in that it is sweeter, stronger, and less sour. It is also not quite spherical. It is used to eat whole as well as in juice.
5-Navel Orange Navel oranges are identified by having a second fruit at the apex and resemble a human navel. Further, their thicker skin makes them easy to peel, and don’t have as much juice as many other classifications of oranges.
6-Valencia Orange The Valencia orange is one of the later season fruits and is a featured fruit in Egypt, though it is also found in other warm region areas. It is very similar in characteristics to a navel orange, including the bitter flavor.
7-Crimsons Grapes Crimson grapes are seedless, and common as a late season harvest. They are crisp and juicy, and known for their sweet flavor. They also stay plump for several weeks, making them a popular fruit to keep on hand during the season.
8-Grapes Grapes are a very diverse fruit and there are many classifications. They are used to eat whole, in cooking, as well as in making juice and wine. They are generally sold in bunches, still on the vine and are part of the autumn harvest in Egypt.
9-Mangos Mangos are classified as a stone fruit, and are native to South Asia, but immensely popular in Egypt. They are sweet with a pulpy texture and has a similar feel to an overripe plum. The skin is generally peeled before serving.
10-Pomegranate The pomegranate is one of the more unusual fruits in that it is the seed that is consumed. It’s popular in baking as well as in smoothies and juice blends. It is associated with a wide array of health benefits, including providing a lot of Vitamin C and K.
11-Strawberry Strawberries have long been considered one of the healthiest fruits. The berry is known for a bright red color and a juicy texture, while being sweet. It can be eaten on its own or made into a wide array of drinks and desserts. Unlike some fruits, the seeds are on the outside instead of on the inside.
12-Carrot Carrots are root vegetables commonly identified by their long shape and orange color. Related to parsnips and fennel, carrots are crunchy and sweet. Various other colors of carrots can be found and are most often harvested in late summer and early fall.
13-Cucumber Cucumbers are a member of the gourd gamily and are green and cylindrical. Most commonly eaten raw, they are also pickled around the world. They used to grow wild throughout Egypt and is mentioned throughout history.
14-Garlic Garlic is as much an herb as it is a vegetable and used in cooking to add flavor. Grown in a bulb, the garlic cloves must be removed from the flaky exterior for preparation. It has been highly valued in Egypt for centuries.
15-Hot Chile The hot chile is also referred to as a chili pepper and originated in America. It is known to add heat to a dish and are generally cooked, but can be eaten whole. There are several species of the hot chile and are grown across Egypt.
16-Potatoes Potatoes are a root vegetable grown around the world. It is capable of producing a large harvest and has been able to reduce famine over the centuries. The potato can be prepped in a wide array of ways, making it popular.
17-Sweet Potatoes The sweet potato is a starchy vegetable that is considered to be a healthier alternative to the standard potato. The root vegetable is tuberous and is a distant relative of the traditional potato. It is more closely related to the morning glory.
18-Red onions Red onions are identified by their purplish skin. They can be consumed raw or cooked and tend to be on the large side. They offer a sweet flavor and can be stored for months at a time at room temperature.
19-Yellow (Golden) Onions The yellow or golden onions have a yellow skin on them and are the most common onion because of their “all purpose” use in the kitchen. They can be used in raw and cooked applications and are harvested in the Egyptian spring.
20-Spring Onion The spring onion has also been referred to as a green onion or a scallion. The main difference with this onion is that there is a small onion bulb at the base and are sweeter and mellower than the standard onions.
21-Tomatoes Tomatoes are a fruit, much to contrary belief. There are various types of tomatoes on the market and they can be consumed raw or cooked. They are used throughout many types of cuisines and therefore become a staple in an Egyptian garden.
22-Semi Dried Dates Semi dried dates are dates that are in the process of drying and extremely popular across Egypt. They one of the oldest fruits in Egypt and are packed with nutrients and tend to be sweeter than the fresh ones.