Sick of apples and oranges?
Maybe you want to expand your tropical and exotic options, but don’t know where to start? Spring is a wonderful season to try new things.
So here are 14 fruits from around the world to consider putting in your shopping cart this week.
Indigineous to Southeast Asia, the seeds of the jackfruit are boiled and eaten.
Also called the “custard apple”, this green fruit can be found in South America.
4. Miracle fruit
Grown in West Africa, this red berry chemically alters your taste receptors so that something sour is received as sweet. This chemical is called miraculin.
5. Snake fruit
Originally grown in Southeast Asia, but introduced to Europe and the United States, this citrus fruit is very similar to an orange. Even being only a few inches in diameter, the fruit is packed with vitamin C.
Rambo means hair in Malay. The outside of Rambutan follows this physical description. The fruit tastes like and looks like a grape on the inside.
Originally grown in Southeast Asia, but introduced to Europe and the United States, this citrus fruit is very similar to an orange. Even though it is only a few inches in diameter, the Kumquat is rich in Vitamin C.
8. Kiwano fruit
Brazilians know this fruit as an alternative to cocao because it’s from the same plant as cocao beans. It’s apperance resembles a kiwi and it gives off the aroma of a banana.
The pepino is a mix between a pear and a honeydew melon. However, this South American fruit is different than a regular melon because the skin is also edible.
Known by many names, such as the mouse melon, cucamelons look just like miniature watermelons! The Mexican fruit tastes like a cucumber with the slight sour quality of a watermelon.
Langsat is widely known to Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, and Sumatra. It’s potato-like appearance gives way to almost translucent flesh that tastes like a combination of grapes, bananas, and grapefruits.
13. Longan fruit
Longan, meaning “dragon’s eye” in Cantonese, is often sold in its dried form. However, this South Asian fruit can be extremely difficult to get your hands on.
This green and creamy fruit, also known as the pineapple guava, is mainly grown in South America. The feijoa is a major source of vitamin C.
Bring the tropical rainforest to your table by trying some of these rare and colorful fruits. Who knows, maybe you’ll find your new favorite!! 🥥🍈