There are thousands of different fruits in the world, which have a great variety of taste, but here we created for you a list of 10 exotic fruits, which you probably haven’t tried yet. Be careful, they can be quite tricky! 🙂
Cherimoya is a native to Andes mountain range between Argentina and Chile. It is one of rare fruits grown in South America. Cherimoya tastes very sweet and has a pleasant fragrance. This greenish fruit has irregular oval shape and weighs up to 500 grams. Cherimoya contains essential vitamins, antioxidants and minerals and the pulp of this fruit is used in ice cream tops and salads. Cherimoya could remove small toxic elements from your body and it helps you to balance blood pressure and heart rate.
Grows in tropical rainforests of Colombia, Bolivia, Peru, and northern Brazil. Outer shells are very hard and thick, and one fruit generally weighs two to four pounds. The pulp inside smells like a mix of chocolate and pineapple. Meanwhile, the juice has been said to taste like a pear, with a hint of banana.
These West African berries, which contain the molecule miraculin, make everything taste sweet. You’ll notice the impact most with sour foods—raw lemons suddenly taste like lemon-drop candies—and the effect lasts about 30 to 90 minutes. Eating the berry involves scraping the flesh off around a seed in the middle, then swirling the pulp around in your mouth for about a minute so the miraculin has a chance to bind onto your taste buds.
What you will remember this fruit for is its fragrance. Although this fruit might look as too hard from outside, its sweet and tangy taste will make you fall in love with this. Found mostly in south East Asia, this is one fruit that is bound to capture your senses as well as appetite. There is a legend that once Queen Victoria offered a reward of 100 pounds to anyone who could bring her a fresh one.
Found mostly in the mountainous regions of Latin America, Cocona fruit grows on a shrub with sturdy branches and big leaves. Belonging to the Solanaceae family the Cocona fruit is specifically native to the Andean region of South America. It is grown, in many places, as an indoor ornamental plant and is also known to withstand cool weather. The Cocona grows from a seed to fruit in just 9 months! Taste-wise, it is said to be something of a cross between a lemon and a tomato.
Bael (Wooden Apple)
This fruit is native to India although it can be found throughout Southeast Asia. Owing to its hard exterior, it has to be broken with a hammer. However, this fruit is rich in useful properties. The pulp (or the juice) has digestive and anti-inflammatory properties. It is also used to battle worm infestation, ulcers and even amoebic dysentery. Surprisingly (or not) one large fruit can squeeze out of itself 6 litres of juice!
Found mostly in Amazon rainforest and many parts of Peru, this fruit is also a great source of Vitamin A and C. Its pulp is also occasionally used to treat burns. When fermented, it makes a delicious, exotic wine!
This fruit can be harmful (basically, toxic) if consumed before ripening, which takes almost a year. Native to the rainforests of Central America, it resembles a corn ear in appearance. This is also known as the Fruit Salad plant. Its pineapple-like flesh can be reached by cutting off the exterior scales. It is said to have a taste that is a mixture of pineapples and bananas. As far as the toxicity is concerned, the unripe fruit is known to cause throat irritation and rashes in the skin (owing to potassium oxalate).
These small, translucent, orb-shaped fruits are most often found in Southeast Asia, India and Bhutan, and have recently even been introduced in Hawaii. They can be quite sour when unripe, but are perfectly sweet when ripe with a taste similar to a bittersweet grapefruit.
Jabuticaba is a rare, purple colored fruit native to Southeastern Brazil. Interesting fact is that jabuticaba bear in the trunk of its tree. This fruit looks like grapes but has tougher outer skin. The fruit grows up to a size of one inch in diameter. The whitish pulp of jabuticaba is very fragrant and sweet. This fruit is mainly used in baked products, jams, and wines. Moreover, it can also heal diarrhea and asthma.
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