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Exotic fruits from all over the world, which you have not heard

Экзотические фрукты со всего света, о которых вы не слышали

Our world is full of unusual fruits that you might not even know about. Oranges, mangoes, bananas and even durians no longer seem so exotic to us, especially after you learn about the great variety of these delicious delicacies created by nature. Puff, Buddha Hand, Lime Finger, Sapodilla, Canistel, Puhala, Ashiot - they all look extraordinary, and try their real adventure.

We edited shram.kiev.ua collected a list of the most rare and exotic fruits, some of which I saw for the first time.

Akebi (I)

Акебия - Экзотические фрукты со всего света, о которых вы не слышали
Акеби - Экзотические фрукты со всего света, о которых вы не слышали

Akebi is a very beautiful fruit that grows in the north of Japan. It has white flesh, filled inside with lots of shiny black seeds, which is consumed like fruit. At the same time, the purple pod is eaten like a vegetable.

Ackebia fruits are eaten as a dessert, and the rind is stuffed with meat.

They have a pleasant aroma and taste like raspberries.

And if you go closer to the plant, you can smell the light smell of chocolate.

Ashiot

Ашиот - Экзотические фрукты со всего света, о которых вы не слышали

The fruit itself is inedible, but the seeds and pulp are edible, and its taste is reminiscent of fresh peppers with a sweet note of nutmeg. They are often used to make annatto, which is added to dishes for flavor and as a food coloring.

Aki

Аки - Экзотические фрукты со всего света, о которых вы не слышали

Aki fruits grow in Jamaica and can be eaten raw when they are ripe. Most often they are used as snacks in popular Caribbean dishes.

Biriba

Бириба - Экзотические фрукты со всего света, о которых вы не слышали

Another fruit, which has a sign of ripeness - black, only in this case, the peel.

It tastes like lemon pie (meringue).

Jambolan

Джамболан - Экзотические фрукты со всего света, о которых вы не слышали

Jambolan is a popular fruit that is used to make desserts in India. Often the fruit is eaten with salt. It is also used in Ayurvedic medicine.

Jackfruit

Джекфрут - Экзотические фрукты со всего света, о которых вы не слышали

One of the most famous fruits that grows in southeast parts of Asia. Jackfruit has fleshy, fibrous pulp, and it is eaten both fresh and as an additive to desserts and in spicy dishes.

Melon kivano

Дыня кивано - Экзотические фрукты со всего света, о которых вы не слышали

This fruit is also known as horned melon, African horned cucumber or jelly melon.

To taste the ripened fruit is similar to a mixture of cucumber, kiwi and bananas.

Durian

Дуриан - Экзотические фрукты со всего света, о которых вы не слышали

This South Asian fruit is prickly on the outside, but soft and sweet inside, known for its unbearable smell, which is why it is banned in many public places in Singapore.

Jujube

Зизифус - Экзотические фрукты со всего света, о которых вы не слышали

Varieties of jujube, zizifus or "Chinese date" grow in India, China and throughout Asia. When the fruit is slightly unripe, their flesh is white, crunchy, juicy and sour-sweet, like a wild apple. Ripe fruits are not as crispy and rather loose, shriveled, and the flesh is porous and musky.

Snake Fruit

Змеиный фрукт - Экзотические фрукты со всего света, о которых вы не слышали

Its fruits are covered with peel, which is very similar in its structure to the serpentine, hence the name.

Although the fruit and fragrant, but the taste is quite specific - like pineapple and banana with a slight nutty tint.

It is necessary to peel the fruits carefully - they are very easy to prick the hands.

Red bananas

Красные бананы - Экзотические фрукты со всего света, о которых вы не слышали

Sweet fruits with raspberry flavor (some feel mango), which contain much more potassium, beta-carotene and vitamin C, than in ordinary yellow bananas.

Canister

Канистел - Экзотические фрукты со всего света, о которых вы не слышали

The canister is often called "egg fruit", and it has sweet and soft pulp, which is used to make milkshakes, ice cream and sweet cream.

Cupuasu

КупуасуЭкзотические фрукты со всего света, о которых вы не слышали

A close relative (and partly analog) of cocoa.

Often used instead of traditional cocoa beans.

This is an interesting alternative to chocolate, but with a more complex taste.

Longan

Лонган - Экзотические фрукты со всего света, о которых вы не слышали
Лонган - Экзотические фрукты со всего света, о которых вы не слышали

It is also called the "Eye of the Dragon". A small juicy fruit is eaten in China and often added to soups, snacks, desserts, and sour-sweet dishes. In Chinese medicine, longan has sedative properties.

Lukuma

Лукума - Экзотические фрукты со всего света, о которых вы не слышали

This South American fruit is loved in Peru and Costa Rica. Often it is eaten raw or used in desserts. Lukum powder is often used as an additive and sweetener. Although the fruit itself is quite tasty, some consider it unpleasant, as it leaves a specific aftertaste.

Lulo

Луло - Экзотические фрукты со всего света, о которых вы не слышали

Naranhillo or lulo from the outside looks like an orange, and inside it looks like a green tomato, with a citrus flavor. The fruit is very popular in Colombia and Ecuador, and is often called the "golden fruit of the Andes" and "the nectar of the Gods."

Mangosteen

Мангостан - Экзотические фрукты со всего света, о которых вы не слышали

Mangosteen - another South Asian treat is the favorite fresh dessert in Malaysia and the surrounding area. The pulp is often canned, although this fruit is still preferred to be eaten fresh.

Marang

Маранг - Экзотические фрукты со всего света, о которых вы не слышали

Under the prickly skin of the maranga, there are sweet little prisemen the size of a grape. If the fruit is cut, it should be eaten immediately within a few hours, as it quickly loses its taste and oxidizes.

Melotria rough

Мелотрия шершавая - Экзотические фрукты со всего света, о которых вы не слышали

Melotria looks incredibly cute and looks like a tiny watermelon.

Despite the fact that it is a fruit, its taste is not sweet, but resembles a cucumber with a small amount of lemon juice.

Palmyra

Пальмира - Экзотические фрукты со всего света, о которых вы не слышали

Palmyra grows on a palm tree, and it can often be seen in the summer in India, in Southeast Asia and Malaysia. The fruit is known for the fact that inside it there are small white grains, soft and jelly-like, when the fruits are still young.

Lime Finger

Пальчиковый лайм - Экзотические фрукты со всего света, о которых вы не слышали

The structure of the flesh resembles fish spawn, and therefore the fruit has a second name - lime caviar.

The small onions inside the fruit contain juice, the taste is similar to regular lime.

"Eggs" burst during chewing, therefore, among the citrus fruits, this particular lime is the most unusual.

Puffed up

Пухала - Экзотические фрукты со всего света, о которых вы не слышали

This unusual sweet fruit is an important food source in Micronesia. The leaves of the tree are often used as a spice in sweet dishes, and oil and flowers are used for medical purposes.

Buddha hand

Рука Будды - Экзотические фрукты со всего света, о которых вы не слышали

Palmar citron, or as it is called "the hand of the Buddha", grows in China, India and Japan. This fruit is more sweet than sour, and is often sugared, canned, infused and used instead of lemon peel.

Fruit is often offered in temples in China as a symbol of good luck and longevity. In Japan, it is used as a decorative element and for flavoring rooms and clothing.

Sugar apple

Сахарное яблоко - Экзотические фрукты со всего света, о которых вы не слышали

The taste of this fruit resembles ice cream, and in frozen form it is used as a filler for waffle cups.

However, you can also taste the taste of pineapple, mango, papaya, peach and strawberry. The fruit melts in your mouth, like sour cream or a delicate cream.

It is famous for helping to bring down the temperature and cures dysentery. The only negative - the seeds are poisonous.

Sapodilla

Саподилла - Экзотические фрукты со всего света, о которых вы не слышали

An unusual combination of taste - root beer and brown sugar.

The seeds at the end have a hook that can catch on the throat if the seed is not pulled out before consuming the fruit.

Tamarillo

Тамарилло - Экзотические фрукты со всего света, о которых вы не слышали

Tamarillo is a close relative of tomato, eggplant and chili, while being a fruit.

Tamarillo is very similar to tomatoes with a sweet and sour taste and at the same time resembles a tomato and passion fruit.

A versatile fruit that can be used both as a dessert and as a side dish.

Tamarind

Тамаринд - Экзотические фрукты со всего света, о которых вы не слышали

Tamarind grows in Africa, but is widely used in many countries. Sour fruits are used in various dishes of Indian and Asian cuisine. Tamarind drink is drunk in South America.

Breadfruit

Хлебное дерево - Экзотические фрукты со всего света, о которых вы не слышали
Хлебное дерево - Экзотические фрукты со всего света, о которых вы не слышали

This large fruit of the Pacific Islands is cut into slices and eaten fresh, or fried and served as a side dish. The fruit has a starchy texture and aroma, reminiscent of freshly baked bread.

Black sapot

Черная сапота - Экзотические фрукты со всего света, о которых вы не слышали
Черная сапота - Экзотические фрукты со всего света, о которых вы не слышали

For any fruit, black is a sign that it has deteriorated, except for black sapots.

Black color indicates that the fruit is ripe and ready to eat.

The texture, taste and color resemble chocolate pudding.

But, unlike the latter, this fruit is also very useful.

Anyone who has tried this fruit will say that it tastes very similar to chocolate pudding, only it has much less fat than real chocolate pudding, and 4 times more vitamin C than the average orange. Tropical fruit is a type of persimmon grown in Mexico, Guatemala and Colombia.

Java apple

Яванское яблоко - Экзотические фрукты со всего света, о которых вы не слышали

This Taiwanese fruit is firm and crunchy, and is eaten fresh or made into tincture.

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