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30 strange and unknown exotic fruits in the world

Strangest unknown fruits in world

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30 strange and unknown exotic fruits in the world

Have you ever tried to learn the about world’s strangest fruits that exist but you are unaware of. Below are some fruits which you might not be aware of.

Square Watermelon(Fruits)

Square Watermelon was originally invented by Tomoyuki Ono(Graphic Designer) from Japan.  The reason behind the invention lies in the fact that people faced problems in keeping the large fruits in their fridges.

Square Watermelon Fruit

 

Physalis

This fruits are mostly found in the American Region specifically in Chile and Peru. It is a lookalike to tomato. It tastes like strawberry.

Physallis Fruit

 

Sapota

This is also a fruit native to Caribbean and also available in India. It is used in making milkshakes, ice cream, etc. Additionally, it is useful in skin, hair, eyes, bones, Cold and Cough, Tooth Cavities, etc.

Sapota Fruit

 

Rambutan

People from the west must not have seen this fruit as this fruit is native to Indonesia, Malaysia and other South East Asian Areas.

Rambutan Fruit

 

Ackee

This one is a tropical fruit is originally from West African Region. It is also known as akye in West Africa. It is also a national fruit of Jamaica and is one of the main cuisines over there.

Ackee Fruit

 

Buddha’s hand(Fingered Citron)

This fruits are also called as fingered citron having its origin from North-Eastern India and China. It is often used to make perfumes, medicines and for various rituals in Asia.

Buddhas Hand Fruit

 

Lychee

This fruits originated in the north tropical rain forests and mountain forests of Southern China and some parts of India. As a matter of fact, it has a past history of over 2000 years. This fruit is a great medicine for blood circulation and formation.

Lychee Fruit

 

Akebia

Akebia fruit is native to Japan, China and Korea. The plant of this fruit is also called chocolate vine.

Akebia Fruit

 

Markut Lime

This fruit is found in tropical Asia. The countries where typically we find this fruit are India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines. This fruit’s juice is often used for making shampoo and treatment of head lice.

Markut Lime Fruit

 

Cherimoya

This fruits are also known as ice cream fruit. This fruit is mostly found in South American countries like Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia, etc. Mark Twain called the cherimoya “the most delicious fruit known to men”.

Cherimoya Fruit

 

Romanesco broccoli

Romanesco has been grown in Italy since the 16th century. To a some extent this fruit resembles a cauliflower. Additionally, it has nutritional benefits as well.

Romanesco Broccoli Fruit

 

Pandanus

They are found throughout the tropical and subtropical islands. Also on the coastlines of the Pacific, Atlantic and Indian Oceans. This fruit floats and reach other islands through water. Furthermore, this fruit can also be used as a dental floss.

Pandanus Fruit

 

Mangosteen

This fruit grows mainly in Southeast Asia, southwest India and tropical areas. Strangely enough, it was once banned in the United States. It can fight fatigue, allergies, pain, infections, skin disorders, etc.

Mangosteen Fruit

 

Aguaje

It is basically a South American fruit and often found in the amazon rain forest. This fruit is a multipurpose fruit and can be used for making jam, ice cream, oil, wine, etc. Additionally, it is also used in making buruti oil which has immense medicinal benefits.

Aguaje Fruit

 

Salak

This fruit is native to Java and Sumatra in Indonesia. It is also called as snake fruit due to its scaly skin like snakes.

Salak Fruit

 

Jabuticaba

This fruit is native to Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, Peru and Bolivia. This fruit resembles grapes. It is eaten fresh or used for making jams, wines, liquors, etc.

Jabuticaba Fruit

 

Horned Melon(Kiwano)

This fruit is native to Sub-Saharan Africa and is also found in major parts of the world. It is also a source of water in the dry season in the Kalahari desert. Moreover, the speciality of this fruit is that it can be eaten at any stage of its ripening.

Horned Melon Fruit

 

Pitaya(Dragon Fruit)

Pitaya fruit has its origin in Mexico. This fruit grows on cactus. The other name for this fruit is Dragon Fruit. Additionally, this fruit is useful in flavouring juices and alcoholic beverages.

Pitaya Fruit

 

Loquat

This fruit is native to China, Japan, Korea, India, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Cyprus, Spain, etc. It is believed to be the first fruit to be cultivated in Asia. Loquat leaves can also be used to prepare tea. In addition, Tea made with this leaves give relaxation.

Loquat Fruit

 

Sapodilla

This fruit grows on an evergreen tree native to Caribbean, southern Mexico and Central America. This fruit has a sweet flavor. Furthermore, this tree survives only in warm condition. It may not survive in freezing temperature.

Sapodilla Fruit

 

Kumquat

This fruit is native to south Asia and the Asia-Pacific. This fruit resembles mini orange. Furthermore, the name “Kumquat” means golden orange.

Kumquat Fruit

 

Cupuaçu

This fruit is found in the Amazon Basin. It has an odour similar to chocolate and pinapple. This fruit generally reaches its maturity in 4 months.

Cupuacu Fruit

 

Bitter Gourd

As the name suggest this fruit is bitter in taste. It is found in Africa, Asia and Caribbean. Meanwhile, it is famous in India and often used to make curry in meals.

Bitter Gourd Fruit

 

Gac

This fruit is found throughout the Southeast Asian region from South China to North-eastern Australia. Gac fruit has a short season ranging from 2-3 months. Additionally, it is served in weddings in Vietnam.

Gac Fruit

 

Durian

Found majorly in Thailand and Malaysia this fruit is given the title as “The smelliest fruit in the world”. Due to its odour this fruit is banned in certain hotels and transportations in Southeast Asia.

Durian Fruit

 

Pummelo

This fruit is native to South and Southeast Asia. It is a popular desert in major parts of Asia. This fruit has numerous health benefits. It is also called citrus maxima as it is the largest citrus fruit.

Pummelo Fruit

 

The Rose Apple

This fruit is particularly found in the East Indies and Malaya, India, Pacific Islands. It is also known as water apple or bell fruit. This fruit has smooth and thin skin. Additionally, it also has great nutritional benefits.

Rose Apple Fruit

 

Red Banana

This fruit has its origin in the West Indies and Central America. Few people know about red banana as yellow banana is familiar to people around the world. It has nutritional benefits. It helps in weight loss, kidney wellness, nicotine withdrawal, skin wellness, blood purification, etc.

Red Banana Fruit

 

Carambola

This fruit is also known as starfruit. This fruit is majorly seen in Southeast Asia and other tropical areas including the Caribbean and Latin America.  Meanwhile, it has immense health benefits and is good for skin and hair.

Carambola Fruit

 

Ugli Fruit

Finally, we have Ugli Fruit. This fruit has its origin in Jamaica and a hybrid of pomelo and a tangerine. It is slightly larger than a pomelo fruit. It is available from December to April.

Ugli Fruit

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4 Comments

4 Comments

  1. Iva

    June 8, 2018 at 7:59 am

    This is truly useful, thanks.

  2. Colette

    June 15, 2018 at 10:27 am

    This is really useful, thanks.

  3. Nan

    September 9, 2018 at 4:39 am

    Thanks, it is very informative

  4. Lonna

    September 9, 2018 at 5:50 am

    I like the article

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