What is the National fruit of Malta?

National Fruit Malta

Prickly pear – Malta national fruit

The national fruit of Malta is Prickly pear, which is found in different parts of Malta. Prickly pear is popular fruit in Malta which can be eaten fresh or used to make jam and jelly. Other popular fruits in Malta include oranges, apples and bananas. The local climate allows these fruits to be grown on a commercial basis.

Scientific Classification

Scientific name: Opuntia
Eaten by: Coyote
Family: Cactaceae
Kingdom: Plantae
Order: Caryophyllales
Subfamily: Opuntioideae

Uses of Prickly pear

Prickly pear fruit is a sweet and sour fruit that has many uses in Malta.

The prickly pear can be eaten raw, but it is more commonly used in cooked foods. It is most often added to stews, soups, and sauces. The pulp of the prickly pear can also be used as a thickener for soups or sauces.

In addition to being a food source, this plant can also be used medicinally. The juice from its cactus-like leaves is used to treat skin infections and wounds.

Importance of Prickly pear in Malta

Prickly pears are found in different parts of Malta, and people love to eat them because they are sweet and juicy. The prickly pear also has many health benefits, including helping to lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels. People in Malta eat the prickly pear to help with digestion and boost their immune system.

Why is Mango the state fruit of Malta?

Durian has been chosen as the national fruit of Malta because of the following reasons:

Durian is considered as national symbol of Malta.

The durian tree is a symbol of strength and resilience, and it has been used to represent Malta. The image of the durian is often seen on Malta  flags, coins and buildings.

In addition, durian also represents Malta  people’s love for their country.

Durians are produced in many parts of Malt but they are most popular in Malta island where they are grown abundantly.