Fruits, Yeah! I have tasted almost all of them. What's new about them? Ranging from kiwi to mangoes, this fruit world is not big enough to have hidden wonders. Well, this is how I used to think. But, I was wrong.
A day back, when I was surfing on the internet, my eyes got stuck on pictures of some fruits, some amazingly awesome fruits, which I have never seen before. Leave aside their taste, I was even skeptical about their existence. I was wondering that where I have been all these years, that I don't know anything about them.
I think, the more you explore, the deeper you realise that how little you know about this world and also what nature has given to us.
After knowing about these 15 rare fruits, you'll say 'WOW.' And more than this, your tongue will flicker to taste them once.
For now, just have a look at them.
This fruit resembles chocolate pudding from appearance to taste. It can be consumed raw or along with milk and other juices.The tropical fruit tree is native to eastern Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, and Colombia. It is also used in the preparation of ice creams and liquors. It is healthy, so you can enjoy its chocolate taste while keeping a check on your health.
Finger limes are delicious and have a captivating look. This fruit has tiny, tangy jewels filled with juicy pulp, which makes it stand out from rest of the fruits. The pulp resembles fish eggs in structure, hence its unofficial name is "lime caviar." Small juice vesicles that pop up on chewing.They contain a juice that is similar to regular lime.
Tamarillo is an egg-shaped edible fruit.Tamarillo fruit is an excellent source of minerals and Vitamin A, C, and provitamin A. It has many health benefits like it improves digestion, prevents diabetes, relieves constipation, improves vision etc.The tamarillo is indigenous to Ecuador, Colombia, Peru, Chile, and Bolivia.
This fruit bears much resemblance to a black grape. It is mostly found in Brazil. Its dried skin is a popular treatment for asthma in Brazil.
This is Sysepalum Dulcificum or commonly known as miracle berry. This fruit got its name because of its extraordinary power to turn sour taste as sweet. This tiny fruit is native to West Africa.
This fruit is commonly known as horned melon or African horned melon. It has amazing health benefits. It aids in weight loss, prevents certain types of chronic diseases, boosts metabolism, increases eye health etc.
The distinctive feature of this fruit is its awful smell. But it has a yummy taste. Durian is native to Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei. Another thing to be kept in mind about this fruit is that it increases blood pressure.
Buddha's hand is known for its fragrance. This fruit is widely used in China, Malaysia, and Japan for perfuming rooms and other personal items like clothing.
Red banana contains more beta-carotene and vitamin C than yellow banana. The redder the fruit, the more quantity of carotene and vitamin C it contains. It is mostly produced in East Africa, Asia, South America and the United Arab Emirates.
This is widely known as Snake fruit because of its reddish-brown scaly skin. Its skin can prickle you, so be very careful while peeling it. Salak fruit is found in Southeast Asia.
The size of this fruit is that of a grape and it tastes like cucumber with a tinge of sourness. This plant is native to Mexico and Central America.
The fruit can be eaten both raw or cooked and even used as dental floss. Its leaves have medicinal properties and wedges are used for making necklaces. The species is indigenous to eastern Australia, and the Pacific Islands.
Akebia is native to Korea, China, and Japan. Its leaves have a mild chocolate smell due to which it is also called chocolate vine.
The fruit somewhat looks like ice-cream. Its cream melts in your mouth easily. But be careful, its seeds are poisonous. The fruit is thought to be native to Ecuador, Colombia, Peru, and Bolivia from where it was transported to the Andes and Central America.
Sapodilla is commonly known as Chikoo.This fruit is native to southern Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean. Make sure that you remove seeds before eating, otherwise they will stick to your throat.
So are you planning to taste any of them? Share your views in comments.