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 durian no longer seem so exotic to us, especially after you learn about the wide variety of these delicious delicacies created by nature. Chubby, Buddha's Hand, Finger-lime, Sapodilla, Canistel, Chubby, Asiot - they all look extraordinary, and try their real adventure.
We at shram.kiev.ua edited a list of the rarest and most 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 pulp, filled inside with a lot of shiny black seeds, which is consumed as a fruit. At the same time, the purple pod is eaten like a vegetable.
Akebia fruits are eaten as a dessert, and the peel is stuffed with meat.
They have a pleasant aroma and taste like raspberries.
And if you come closer to the plant, you feel a slight smell of 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 to add taste and as a food coloring.
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.
Another fruit that has a sign of ripeness is black, only in this case the peel.
It tastes like lemon pie (meringue).
Jambolan is a popular fruit used to make desserts in India. Often fruits are eaten with salt. It is also used in Ayurvedic medicine.
One of the most famous fruits that grows in the southeastern parts of Asia. Jackfruit has fleshy, fibrous flesh, and it is eaten both fresh and as an additive to desserts and spicy dishes.
This fruit is also known as horned melon, African horned cucumber or jelly melon.
Ripe fruit tastes like a mixture of cucumber, kiwi and banana.
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.
Species of jujube, jujube, or "Chinese date" grow in India, China, and throughout Asia. When the fruits are slightly unripe, 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 flesh is porous and musky.
Its fruits are covered with peel, which is very similar in structure to snake, hence the name.
Although the fruit is aromatic, the taste is quite specific - it resembles pineapple and banana with a slight nutty hue.
To clean the fruits, you need to carefully - they are very easy to prick your hands.
Raspberry-flavored sweet fruits (some feel mangoes) that contain far more potassium, beta-carotene, and vitamin C than regular yellow bananas.
The canister is often called "egg fruit," and it has a sweet and soft flesh that is used to make milkshakes, ice cream, and sweet cream.
A close relative (and partly analogue) of cocoa.
Often used in place of traditional cocoa beans.
This is an interesting alternative to chocolate, but with a more complex taste.
It is also called the "Eye of the Dragon." 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. Turkish delight 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.
From the outside, Naranhillo or Lulo looks like an orange, and inside it looks like a green tomato, having a citrus flavor. The fruit is very popular in Colombia and Ecuador, and it is often called the "golden fruit of the Andes" and "nectar of the Gods."
Mangosteen - another South Asian treat is a favorite fresh dessert in Malaysia and the surrounding area. The pulp is often canned, although this fruit is still preferred to eat fresh.
Beneath the prickly peel of a maranga are sweet small grape-sized seedlings. If the fruit is cut, it must be eaten immediately for several hours, as it quickly loses taste and oxidizes.
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 little lemon juice.
Palmyra grows on a palm tree, and can often be seen in summer in India, Southeast Asia and Malaysia. The fruit is known for having small white grains inside it, soft and jelly-like when the fruits are still young.
The flesh in structure resembles fish roe, and therefore the fruit has a second name - lime roe.
Small onions inside the fruit contain juice; the taste is similar to regular lime.
“Eggs” burst when chewing, so this is the most unusual lime among citrus fruits.
This unusual sweet fruit is an important food source in Micronesia. The leaves of the tree are often used as seasoning in sweet dishes, and oil and flowers are used for medicinal purposes.
Hand of buddha
The citron is palmate, or, as it is also called “the hand of the Buddha,” grows in China, India and Japan. This fruit is rather sweet than sour, and it is often candied, 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 to flavor rooms and clothes.
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 pineapple, mango, papaya, peach and strawberry. The fruit melts in your mouth like sour cream or a delicate cream.
It is known for helping to bring down the temperature and treats dysentery. The only negative is that the seeds are poisonous.
An unusual combination of taste - root beer and brown sugar.
The seeds at the end have a hook that can catch in the throat if the seed is not pulled out before eating the fruit.
Tamarillo is the closest 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 grows in Africa, but is widely used in many countries. Sour fruits are used in various Indian and Asian dishes. Drink from tamarind drink in the countries of South America.
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 resembling freshly baked bread.
For any fruit, black is a sign that it has deteriorated, except for black boots.
Black color indicates that the fruit is ripe and ready to eat.
Texture, taste and color resemble chocolate pudding.
But, unlike the latter, this fruit is also very healthy.
Everyone who has tasted this fruit will say that it tastes very much like chocolate pudding, only it has much less fat than real chocolate pudding and 4 times more vitamin C than average orange. Tropical fruit is a type of persimmon that grows in Mexico, Guatemala and Colombia.
This Taiwanese fruit is firm and crispy and is eaten fresh or made tincture.
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