Exotic fruits from around the world that you have not heard of
Our world is full of unusual fruits, which you probably did not even know about. Oranges, mangoes, bananas and even durians have long seemed to us so exotic, especially after you learn about the great variety of these delicious delicacies created by nature. Puhala, Hand of Buddha, Finger Lime, Sapodilla, Kanistel, Puhala, Ashot - they all look extraordinary, and try their real adventure.
We in the editorial office of shram.kiev.ua gathered a list of the rarest and exotic fruits, some of which I saw for the first time.
Akebi is a very beautiful fruit that grows in the north of Japan. He has a white flesh filled with a lot of shiny black seeds, which is used as a fruit. At the same time, a purple pod is eaten like a vegetable.
The fruits of akebia are eaten as a dessert, and the skins are stuffed with meat.
They have a pleasant aroma and taste like raspberries.
And if you approach the plant closer, you can smell a light chocolate.
The fruit itself is inedible, but the seeds and flesh are edible, and its taste resembles fresh pepper with a sweet note of nutmeg. They are often used to make annatto, which is added to dishes for flavoring and as a food color.
Fruits aki grow in Jamaica and they can be eaten raw when they are mature. Most often they are used as snacks in popular Caribbean dishes.
Another fruit, in which the sign of ripeness is black, only in this case the peel.
It tastes like a lemon cake (meringue).
Jambolan is a popular fruit used to make desserts in India. Often the fruits are eaten with salt. It is also used in Ayurvedic medicine.
One of the most famous fruits that grows in the south-eastern parts of Asia. The jackfruit has a fleshy, fibrous flesh, and it is eaten both freshly and as an additive to desserts and spicy dishes.
This fruit is also known as horned melon, African horned cucumber or jelly melon.
To taste, a ripe fruit is like a mixture of cucumber, kiwi and bananas.
This South Asian fruit is prickly from the outside, but soft and sweet inside, is known for its unbearable smell, which is why it is banned in many public places in Singapore.
Varieties of jujube, ziphuis or "Chinese date" are growing in India, China and throughout Asia. When the fruits are slightly immature, their flesh is white, crunchy, juicy and sweet and sour, like a wild apple tree. Ripe fruits are not so crispy and rather loose, wrinkled, and the pulp is porous and musky.
Its fruits are covered with a peel, which is very similar in structure to the snake, hence the name.
Although the fruit is fragrant, but the taste is quite specific - it resembles a pineapple and a banana with a slight nutty shade.
It is necessary to clean fruit carefully - they are very easy to prick your hands.
Sweet fruits with a taste of raspberries (some feel mangoes), which contain much more potassium, beta-carotene and vitamin C than in ordinary yellow bananas.
Canistel is often called the "egg fruit", and it has a sweet and soft flesh, which is used for making milkshakes, ice cream and sweet cream.
A close relative (and in part an analogue) of cocoa.
Often used instead of traditional cocoa beans.
It is an interesting alternative to chocolate, but with a more complex taste.
It is also called the "eye of the Dragon". A small juicy fruit is eaten in China and is often added to soups, snacks, desserts and sweet and sour dishes. In Chinese medicine, longan has sedative properties.
This South American fruit is loved in Peru and Costa Rica. Often it is eaten raw or used in desserts. Lecum powder is often used as an additive and sweetener. Although the fruit itself is quite tasty, some consider it unpleasant, since it leaves a specific aftertaste.
Naranjillo or lulo on the outside looks like an orange, but inside looks like a green tomato, with a citrus flavor. The fruit is very popular in Colombia and Ecuador, and it is often called the "golden fruit of the Andes" and "the nectar of the Gods."
Mangosteen - another South Asian treat is a favorite fresh dessert in Malaysia and the surrounding area. Flesh is often canned, although this fruit still prefer to eat fresh.
Under the prickly skin of the maranga are sweet, small sowings of the size of grape. If the fruit is cut, it should be eaten immediately for several hours, as it quickly loses its taste and oxidizes.
Melotry looks incredibly cute and looks like a tiny watermelon.
Despite the fact that it is a fruit, it does not taste sweet, but resembles a cucumber with a small amount of lemon juice.
Palmyra grows on a palm tree, and it can often be seen in summer in India, in southeast Asia and Malaysia. The fruit is known for the fact that inside it are small white grains, soft and jelly-like, when the fruits are still young.
The flesh is similar in structure to fish caviar, in connection with which the fruit has a second name - lime roe.
Small bulbs inside the fruit contain juice, the taste is similar to ordinary lime.
"Eggs" burst with chewing, so among citrus this lime is the most unusual.
This unusual sweet fruit is an important source of food in Micronesia. The leaves of the tree are often used as a seasoning in sweet dishes, and butter and flowers are used for medical purposes.
Hand of Buddha
The citron is fingered, or, as it is also called the "hand of the Buddha", grows in China, India and Japan. This fruit is more sweet than sour, and it is often candied, preserved, insisted and used instead of lemon zest.
Fruit is often offered in temples in China as a symbol of luck and longevity. In Japan, it is used as a decorative element and for the aromatization of rooms and clothing.
The taste of this fruit resembles ice cream, and in the frozen form it is used as a filler for wafer cups.
However, you can also taste the taste of pineapple, mango, papaya, peach and strawberry. The fruit melts in the mouth like sour cream or a gentle cream.
It is famous for helping to bring down the temperature and cures dysentery. The only negative - the seeds are poisonous.
An unusual combination of taste is the root beer and brown sugar.
Seeds on the end have a hook that can catch on in the throat if the seed is not pulled out before eating the fetus.
Tamarillo is the closest relative of a tomato, aubergine and chili, while being a fruit.
Tamarillo is very similar to tomatoes with sweet and sour taste and simultaneously resembles tomato and passion fruit.
A universal fruit that can be used both as a dessert and as a garnish.
Tamarind grows in Africa, but is widely used in many countries. Sour fruits are used in various dishes of Indian and Asian cuisine. Drink from tamarind drink in the countries of South America.
This large fruit of the Pacific islands is cut into pieces and eaten fresh, or fried and served as a garnish. The fruit has a starchy texture and an aroma reminiscent of freshly baked bread.
For any fruit, black is a sign that it has deteriorated, except for a black sapot.
Black color indicates that the fruit is ripe and ready for use.
Texture, taste and color resemble chocolate pudding.
But, unlike the latter, this fruit is also very useful.
Everyone who tried this fruit will say that it tastes very much like a chocolate pudding, only it has much less fat than a real chocolate pudding, and 4 times more vitamin C than an average orange. Tropical fruit is a type of persimmon growing in Mexico, Guatemala and Colombia.
This Taiwanese fruit is firm and crunchy, and it is eaten fresh or tinctured.
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