It is amazing to note what wonderful things does nature has to offer. A case in point is the number of exotic fruits that combine both flavor and health at the same time. And if you want to eat a particular fruit, it is not necessary to visit a particular country to taste the fruit. You can get the taste of the same sitting right at the place you belong, at least some of them.
Also, fruits have gotten a bad rap nowadays thanks to containing too much sugar. However, fruits are full of fiber and rich in antioxidants. Yes, nature’s own most potent form of antioxidants is fresh, sweet, and delicious. Tell us one good reason you dislike fruits or don’t want to have them. Frankly, we can’t think of one. So, here are some of the most amazing fruits you can try around the world.
Mangosteen, a topical evergreen exotic fruit that takes on a deep reddish-purple hue when it ripens. The fruit is white from the inside and is a beautiful blend of sweet and sour juicy fruit.
You have to make an effort to reach the fruit through the tough outer skin. The reddish-purple hue in the fruit acts as a natural dye. So if you get your hands on it, eat it immediately.
Is it bread or fruit? Well, it is a fruit that tastes like bread. If you are skipping bread for health reasons, you can certainly try this as it tastes like bread and promises lots of health benefits. It comes from tropical regions, and the fruit has a potato-like flavor. It not only tastes great but also acts as an insect repellant.
Indonesians love this native fruit, and it grows on the salak palm tree in small clusters. It also is a great fruit to snack in between. The snake-like brown outer layer is what gives it the name and has a delectable sweet and sour taste, much like you’ll find in a pineapple or lime. It is not only a great snack, but it can be had in various ways, candied, pickled, and turned into syrup. Also, when fermented, it can be the perfect wine.
Noni or Cheese fruit
Another exotic fruit from Southeast Asia hails from a coffee family. Noni has almost got a superfood status, and when it turns ripe, it takes on a pungent odor. This fruit has been packaged as a superfood and is available in various powders, juices, and more. It is oval in shape and green in color. Even its seeds are edible and can be had as snacks after lightly roasting them.
This melon with horns fruit hails from Africa. It has horn-like spines and takes on orange and lime green skin. It also has jelly-like flesh, which is great to taste. Don’t throw away the peel after devouring the fruit, as the peel contains a good amount of fiber and a surprising amount of vitamin C content. The fruit is also cooked, and you can also eat it raw when you remove the pulpy flesh.
This is one of the most colorful fruits you could find. As kids, we all found the fruits and their various hues fascinating. No wonder the coloring books with images of fruits were so popular. If you still enjoy looking at and admiring colorful fruits, you will love this.
It hails from South America and is popular as the tree tomato. It is has a nice little egg-shaped and has a riot of yellow-orange-red colors. The sour ones are the red-colored fruits, and the sweet tamarillos are the white, yellow, and orange ones. The flesh is firm and has lots of seeds in it.
Carambola is also popular as the star fruit because of its shape when sliced. It is sweet and tangy and can use it in a pretty garnish. The brighter the fruit is, the sweeter it is to taste.
Rambutan is a Malayan fruit and looks hairy. Nibble on it when you want to have the taste of both fruits! While many will say it resembles lychee because of its appearance, its taste is more like a grape.
There are so many others that we haven’t touched upon, but it just goes to show that the world is full of wonderful and exotic fruits—nature at its bountiful best.