Without doubt, we all love our fair share of apples and bananas and enjoy them on a regular basis, but do you ever think about fruits you have never tried or fruits that are not native to the place where you live? Believe it or not, there are a lot of exotic fruits or fruits like that!
This being said, in today’s article, we will dedicate more time to presenting 7 exotic fruits that most of you have probably never tried or heard of.
The 7 Fruits You Never Thought Existed
Also known as the ‘vegetable’ brain, this veggie reminds of a brain structure. The inside of the veggie, i.e. arils are its tasty edible parts. When not eaten properly and with caution, it can cause serious problems, including Jamaican vomiting sickness. The fruit originates from Africa, but it is grown throughout Cuba, Jamaica, and Haiti too.
These berries grow all over the trunk of the tree and are similar to purple grapes with a lightly-colored flesh inside. The fruit can be eaten raw or used to prepare wine, liqueur, and jam. It is considered to be packed with anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and anti-cancer properties.
- Java apple
This apple grows on the Malay Peninsula and it is also known as waxy apple or lemma. But, despite the name, it has nothing to do with apples. In fact, they taste more like a pear and its juiciness and flesh is similar to that of watermelon. The apples can be consumed raw or in salads and other meals.
This fruit grows on palm trees on the Indian and Pacific Ocean shores. Consumed frequently in Malaysia and the Philippines, the fruit is also used for the preparation of the alcoholic drink Tuba and for tobacco. It is regularly added to deserts too.
This fruit can be seen growing on trees all across Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean. It has a sweet taste and it will provide your body with vitamin C. Usually, the fruit is consumed raw by cutting it into chunks or slices and combining it with sugar. Besides being a healthy addition to your diet, it is also regularly used in the production of soaps and shampoos.
This fruit grows in northern Japan and matures in late fall. It grows on wild vines and many Japanese people consider it to be a symbol of the changes of seasons. When ripe and ready for consumption, the fruit opens up on its own. The flesh has a mild taste whereas the leaves are used for the preparation of tea.
In Chinese, the name stands for ‘mountain peach’ and this is a type of strawberry which can be consumed raw or dried, soaked in liquor or preserved. In Europe, one can find yangmei juice sold under the name Yumberry. People commonly add it to yogurt and use it to prepare jams or some specialities.