The Most Delicious And Exotic Fruits In The World
This delicious fruit grows in the Sunda Islands and Moluccas of Indonesia; it also grows in parts of South America, southern India and Puerto Rico. When ripe, the rind of this fruit is inedible. Studies have indicated that this has mild anti-inflammatory properties.
Commonly known as the dragon fruit, it is believed to be a native of Mexico. Dragon fruits have typically been found to be of two types (based on taste) the sweet type, common in Asia and the sour type, common in the Americas. The most shocking fact about this fruit is that the pitaya peels contain polyphenols which have anti-cancer properties.
This fruit can be harmful if consumed before ripening. This is also known as the Fruit Salad plant. Its pineapple-like flesh can be reached by cutting off the exterior scales. It is said to have a taste that is a mixture of pineapples and bananas. As far as the toxicity is concerned, the unripe fruit is known to cause throat irritation and rashes in the skin. So be careful when eating this fruit!
It is grown, in many places, as an indoor ornamental plant and is also known to withstand cool weather. The Cocona grows from a seed to fruit in just 9 months!
When it comes to the fruits taste, it is said to be something of a cross between a lemon and a tomato. It may sound like a weird combination but don’t hate it until you try it!
This fruit is native to India although it can be found throughout Southeast Asia. Thanks to its hard exterior, it has to be broken with a hammer. However, it’s definitely worth it. Also, the pulp (or the juice) has digestive and anti-inflammatory properties. It is also used to battle worm infestation, ulcers and even amoebic dysentery.
African Horned Cucumber
Also known as the horned melon fruit, it has a spiky yellow appearance with a juicy green interior. Originally native to Africa, it is now grown in parts of USA, Chile, Australia and New Zealand. Taste-wise it is a cross between a cucumber, banana and lemon. Even the peel is eaten by many for its richness in Vitamin C and dietary fiber.
Native to Indonesia and Malaysia, it looks like a strawberry with tentacles growing on the outside! The inner flesh is sweet and sour in taste and slightly gummy and resembles the litchi closely. Rambutans ripen only on the tree on which they grow; these are widely used in the making of jams and jellies.