5 Strange Exotic Fruits

Here are 5 strange and delicious Exotic Fruits you should taste.

The Durian

Durian

The Durian - native to Southeast Asia with flesh like a rich custard and strong almond flavour. Used to flavour a wide variety of savoury and sweet dishes in Southeast Asian cuisines. Its strong lingering odor has led to it being banned from some hotels and public transport.

The Rambutan

The Rambutan

The Rambutan - a native of Southeast Asia. Name from "rambut", meaning “hair” in Malay-Indonesian language due to the fruit’s hairy appearance. Related to tropical fruits such as lychee and has an oval single-seeded berry.

The Kiwano (Horned Melon)

The Kiwano (Horned Melon)

The Kiwano (Horned Melon) - native to Africa. It has orange skin and green, jelly-like flesh. Its texture is like a passion fruit or pomegranate. It’s a source of water during the dry season in the Kalahari Desert. The fruit can be eaten raw, cooked or used in a smoothie, salad, salsa or cocktail.

The Pitahaya (Dragon Fruit)

The Pitahaya (Dragon Fruit)

The Pitaya (Dragon Fruit) - native to central America. The skin is red or yellow like a soft pineapple with spikes with white or red flesh and many small, black, edible seeds. The flavour is quite sweet, a mix between a kiwi and pear and it has a crunchy texture.

The Carambola (Star Fruit)

The Carambola (Star Fruit)

The Carambola (Star Fruit) is a fruit native to Asia, Nepal, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Mauritius and Seychelles. The fruit looks like a star when cut. The flesh has crunchy, firm texture, and is very juicy. Can be used in cooking or made into relishes, preserves, and juice drinks.

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