11 Fruits You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

Of all of the fruits discussed here today, which have you seen before? Which have you eaten too? There are lots of other uncommon fruits out there that we may not have covered. We would like to hear of your own experience with consuming these fruits or otherwise. Let us have those fantastic firsthand experiences in the comments. Let’s continue the conversation there.

They say, “one apple a day keeps the doctor away.” While that is a great idea, however, a rather vast world of fruit has barely been explored. Bananas, Oranges, Cherries are all common and are the most consumed fruit. Whereas other unconventional fruits are equally nutritious. In today’s video, we will look at 10 fruits you most likely haven’t heard of. You don’t want to miss this. Get ready to be amazed.   

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10. Cherimoya 

Cherimoya is a fruit that grows in tropical regions throughout the world but is mostly found in south and central America. The green exterior of the conical fruit takes on the appearance of scales. Still, on the inside, you’ll find creamy, white flesh that some have described as a combination of banana, pineapple, strawberry, papaya, and peach. No wonder Mark Twain called it “the most delicious fruit known to men.” The trees on which the cherimoya grow are nicknamed “ice-cream trees,” probably due to the fruit’s sweet taste and creamy centre. The fruit has been described to taste like a cross between pineapple and banana, which is believed to taste like bubble gum. Maybe you should try it for yourself and let us know what you think.

9. Carambola

You want to see a fruit that forms a star shape when cut? Carambola is that fruit, also known as star fruit. This is majorly exclusive to Natives of Indonesia and the Philippines. However, it is grown in tropical climates throughout the world. Other places that feed on this fruit are Southeast Asia, Micronesia, the South Pacific, and parts of East Asia. The fruit is a bright yellow color, sometimes with traces of green. When ripe, it has a crunchy and juicy texture with a tart taste likened to a combination of apple, grape, pear, and citrus fruits.

8. Lychee

This an amazingly small and berry-like fruit with a delicious white pulp inside. Lychee originates from the subtropical region of China and also has several incredible health benefits. From encouraging the digestive tract to fostering immunity, they are a fantastic source of Vitamin B and antioxidants. It also has different varieties; while you may be familiar with the canned type, there is also the soapberry family. To eat this variety, you first peel off the skin, then the pellucid white flesh has a delicate perfumery flavour. However, the red portion is inedible; sadly, it takes up most of the space. 

7. Durian

This is a fruit that may scare you. Its body surface is spiked. Also, the fruit’s size is quite huge. They can grow as large as 12 inches and be up to 7 pounds. One thing unique to this fruit is its smell. Some say it reminds them of raw sewage. We can say durian is an awful smelling fruit combined with delicious taste. The fruit contains organic sulfur, which explains its odour, but it tastes like nuts and cheese with tints of different fruits. Durian is extremely nutritious as it is naturally full of iron, vitamin C, potassium, and fibre. Try a slice of durian and see which camp you fall into.

6. Jackfruit

How many fruits do you know that can conveniently fit into the palm of my hand? This fruit gives that feeling first; however, this Southeast Asian fruit can grow up to 3 feet in length and 80 pounds in weight. It holds the record for the largest tree-borne fruit. Their flavour is a mix of banana, pineapple, and mango, while jackfruit seeds taste like chocolate when fried. 

5. Pomelo

From Southeast-Asia, Pomelos has been the most sumptuous Citrus Fruit, making it gain popularity worldwide. They are so amazing that they are sometimes mistaken for strawberries. Pomelo is clearly the “father” of all Grapefruit as it is genuinely a Hybrid of Sweet Orange and Strawberry. Its peel is typically a pale green or yellow when ripe; the inside fruit is white, pale yellow, pink, or red in colour and tastes like a sweet, milder grapefruit.

4. Wax Apple

This is a bell-shaped berry that tastes nothing like an apple. They are commonly red with colour variations that range from white to green, red to crimson, or purple to black. It possesses a thin skin with a sheen that gives it a waxy appearance, with a white and spongy flavoured interior like snow pears. Wax apples are native to the Malay Islands and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands but are also commercially grown in Taiwan and Thailand. Also known as coffee apple, water apple, and apple, the wax apple is indigenous to the Philippines, India, Indonesia, and Malaysia. It comes in many colours such as white, green, and reddish-purple, and even black. Taiwan hosts one of the most prized and extremely sought-after wax diamonds referred to as “black pearls,” which are now actually red and purple in colour.

3. Longan

It is widely known as lychee’s little brother. Longan is equally sweet and juicy with a rich, musty aroma. This fruit contains lots of sugar, vitamin C, calcium, iron, and phosphorus. Longan can be found in Asia, Vietnam, Thailand, Taiwan, and China. They are utilized in sorbets, jellies, salads, and puddings, but the health benefits of consuming this fruit are much more notable. One major problem with growing this fruit is that the seeds are all full of polyphenols. A chemical that eliminates stress-inducing Completely can Free toxic intermediates that can lead to cancer.

2. Hala Fruit

This is a species of screwpine native to Polynesia. The fruit can be eaten both raw or cooked and even used as dental floss. It doesn’t stop there; its wedges are made into necklaces, while the leaves are useful for mending and are said to have medicinal properties. They grow on trees and may look like large pineapples from afar. Up close, however, you’ll see that the fruit is actually made up of long clusters all attached to a solid core. When the hall fruit is peeled, the meat found inside is orange and red. There is also sweet nectar once the Hala fruit is cracked open. It tastes a bit like mango. The core of the fruit is sturdy and durable. Some of the islanders use it as an alternative to dental floss.

1. Mangosteen

Mangosteen is both a miracle good fresh fruit and a banned fruit. Mostly planted in Indonesia and used for different kinds of medicinal remedies. It has been employed to treat urinary tract infections, tuberculosis, osteoarthritis, and the skin to deal with psoriasis. Unfortunately, Mangosteens have been barred from entry to the USA for their susceptibility to the Mediterranean fruit fly. The Department of Agriculture believes that these flies can contaminate national plants.

0. Red Banana

These sweet fruits taste like raspberry or mango and contain much more potassium, beta-carotene, and vitamin C than ordinary bananas

Conclusion 

Eating fruit is a great way to indulge your sweet tooth and increase your dietary fibre intake and various vitamins. Sadly, we have become used to certain fruits, whereas hundreds of other equally nutritious fruits. Hopefully, you will search and try out some of the fruits you find intriguing in this video. 

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Fruit List

  1. Cherimoya
  2. Carambola
  3. Lychee
  4. Durian
  5. Jackfruit
  6. Pomelo
  7. Wax Apple
  8. Longan
  9. Hala Fruit
  10. Red Banana