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