10 Crazy Fruits You Never Knew Existed
Did you know that there are currently over 3,000 fruits on our wonderful planet? It may come as no surprise that less than 5% are readily available here in the UK
We’ve compiled a ebook containing over 100 rare and exotic fruits, here is a quick snapshot of just 10 fruits which feature -
Mangosteen is an exotic, tropical tree native to Southeast Asia and Thailand. Its fruit is known as the ‘Queen of Fruits’ and has a deep purple colour and an exceptional sweet and sour taste described as a mix of lychee, peach, strawberry, and pineapple. If you haven't tried Mangosteen you’re missing out!
Kiwano is definitely up there as one of the craziest looking fruits and is also known as the Horned Melon. When ripe the Kiwano has orange skin and lime green flesh covered in small spiny horns. It belongs to the cucumber and melon family, and tastes like a combination of them both. The Kiwano has high water content and is rich in vitamin A, beta carotene and magnesium.
The Yellow Pitahaya has to be one of our favourite fruits on this list. It looks fantastic but it’s super sweet flesh is out of this world. It has a similar texture to kiwi but can be up to 5 times the size and its sweet, very very sweet. The Yellow is a type of dragon fruit which is actually a species of cactus originating from South America in Peru, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, and Bolivia.
The Feijoa, also known as the Pineapple Guava, is native in South America, specifically in the areas of Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, and Colombia. It’s a green colour, ellipsoid shape, and its size is smaller than a chicken egg. The fruit has a sweet and aromatic flavour, which tastes like pineapple, apple, and guava and is native to South America.
The Custard Apple is a green scaly fruit with a soft and creamy flesh believed to have originated from South America before being cultivated in South Africa, India, Singapore, Philippines and now Europe. The Custard Apple has a sweet taste described as a cross between banana and pineapple, the seeds and skin are not edible.
Rambutan is a fruit native to Southeast Asia and it ticks all the boxes! It is a golf-ball-sized grape protected by a hairy red and green shell. It is mostly produced in humid and tropical parts of Southeast Asia and South America and is the perfect sweet treat on a hot summer day.
The ultimate love it or hate fruit, Durian can be found growing in South East Asia and is extremely popular even if it is known as the smelliest fruit on the planet. Once ripe Durian It gives off a lot of the gas Ethanol giving it a taste similar to old onions! That doesn't stop millions of people enjoying the fruit daily for its creamy texture and taste.
The Dragon Fruit is the one of the most opulent looking fruits on the planet and is the fruit of a specie of cactus found growing in South America. its the size of a baseball and has the texture similar to a kiwi, white flesh variety is slightly sweeter than the red flesh variety and can be used in fruit salads, soft drinks and smoothies.
Carambola, also known as Star fruit, is native to Southeast Asia and when cross-section, it resembles a star. hence the name It is an unusual fruit that is getting increasingly popular as it has pleasant both slightly sweet and sour taste which resembles a mixture of pear and grape.
Ever wondered where chocolate comes from? Well it actually grows on trees! First believed to have been cultivated over 4,000 years ago, cacao beans are one of the main ingredients in chocolate.If you haven't tried Cacao you haven't tried real chocolate.
All the fruits mentioned are also available in our Exotic Fruit Shop with free next day delivery on all orders over £50. Juicy, sweet and ready to eat. To discover even more rare and exotic fruits you download our free ebook below -