10 of the Sweetest Fruits in the World

Everybody loves a sweet treat, right? But that doesn't always have to mean something unhealthy!

There are thousands of fruits around the world, from the lush jungles of Southeast Asia to the sunny orchards of the Mediterranean; we're spoilt for choice. In todays blog post, we've picked out 10 of the sweetest exotic fruits.

These exotic fruits are not only delicious but also packed with nutrients, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. What more could you want?

These fruits are also excellent choices for kids, since kids tend to prefer sweet flavours. They'll help to introduce your kids to flavours from around the world in a fun and non-scary way. 

Let's get into it...

1. Mangosteen

Origin: Southeast Asia, particularly Thailand and Indonesia.

Flavour and Texture: The mangosteen is often referred to as the "Queen of Fruits" for its exquisite flavour and texture. Its snow-white flesh is juicy, sweet, and slightly tart, with hints of peach, citrus, and lychee. The texture is smooth and creamy, similar to a ripe peach or plum.

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2. Kissabel Apple

Origin: Developed in Europe, particularly in France and Italy.

Flavour and Texture: The Kissabel apple is known for its striking red colour and sweet, tangy flavour. Its crisp texture and juicy flesh make it a delightful snack; kids will absolutely love it!

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3. Sugar Apple / Sweetsop

Origin: Native to the tropical regions of the Americas, including the Caribbean and parts of South America.

Flavour and Texture: The sugar apple, also known as sweetsop, has a sweet, custard-like flavour reminiscent of vanilla and pineapple. Its creamy texture and fragrant aroma make it feel more like an indulgent dessert than a healthy snack!

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4. Yellow Pitahaya / Dragon Fruit

Origin: Native to Central and South America, particularly Mexico and Ecuador.

Flavour and Texture: The yellow pitahaya, or dragon fruit, is known for its vibrant yellow skin and sweet, mildly tangy flavour. It's one of the sweetest dragon fruit varieties available, offering much more flavour than the white and red versions. Its flesh is crunchy and juicy, similar to a cross between a kiwi and a pear.

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5. Lychee

Origin: Native to China, but also grown in other parts of Southeast Asia, including Thailand and Vietnam.

Flavour and Texture: The lychee is prized for its sweet, floral flavour and very juicy, translucent flesh. Its delicate texture and fragrant aroma make it a favourite ingredient in desserts, cocktails, and fruit salads.

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6. Baby Sweet Mango

Origin: Native to India and Southeast Asia, particularly Thailand and the Philippines.

Flavour and Texture: The baby sweet mango is a miniature version of its larger counterpart, with a super-sweet, tropical flavour and smooth, creamy texture. Its small size makes it perfect for snacking on the go or for kids.

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7. Apple Mango

Origin: Native to India, but also grown in other tropical regions, including the Philippines and Thailand.

Flavour and Texture: The apple mango is known for its crisp texture and sweet, tangy flavour. Its juicy flesh and refreshing taste make it a popular choice for eating fresh or adding to smoothies.

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8. Navel Chocolate Orange

Origin: Native to Mediterranean regions, particularly Spain and Italy.

Flavour and Texture: The navel chocolate orange is named for its deep, chocolate-coloured rind and sweet, citrusy flavour. It's one of the sweetest orange varieties available. Its juicy segments and rich aroma make it a decadent treat for citrus lovers.

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9. Persimmon (Fuyu and Hachiya Varieties)

Origin: Native to China, Japan, and Korea, but also grown in other parts of Asia and the United States.

Flavour and Texture: Persimmons come in two main varieties: Fuyu and Hachiya. Fuyu persimmons are sweet and crisp, with a texture similar to an apple. Hachiya persimmons are soft and jelly-like when ripe, with a sweet, rich flavour reminiscent of dates and honey.

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10. Rambutan

Origin: Native to Southeast Asia, particularly Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines.

Flavour and Texture: The rambutan is characterised by its spiky red exterior and sweet, juicy flesh. Its flavour is similar to lychee, with a hint of tartness and a refreshing texture that's perfect for snacking.

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