Are you tired of your boring apples, bananas and kiwis?
Are you looking for some exotic, new tastes?
Would you like to spice up your life and enrich your diet with something new and exciting?
Then, we invite you to check these 25 exotic and weird-looking fruits to feast your eyes on!
And some day when you see them in a local market, you will have the chance to try these strange fruits and feast your belly as well.
1. Horned Melon
The taste has been described to be a mix of a lemon, banana, and cucumber.
Mark Twain called the cherimoya “the most delicious fruit known to man.” When ripe, the texture is custard-like.
These fuzzy little pom-poms have a sweet, acidic flavor that are reminiscent of grapes.
4. Noni fruit
Also known as cheese fruit, vomit fruit, and starvation fruit. It has an incredibly pungent smell and bitter taste.
The starfruit, which it is also known as, has a tart, sour undertone, and can be eaten as is.
Originally a native fruit to the tropical Americas and West Indies, this peculiar looking treat was brought to Asia through Spanish traders. The flesh is said to taste very sweet, like custard.
7. Dragon fruit
Despite it’s colorful and vibrant appearance, the taste is quite subtle – likened to that of a melon.
”The king of fruits” – people either absolutely love it or hate it. The taste has been described to be “very rich, custard-like, with a hint of almonds”.
These golden berries taste like a cross between a strawberry and a pineapple.
10. Tahitian screwpine fruit
A fruit with a myriad of uses, the taste is said to be consistent with that of coconuts.
A staple ingredient in Jamaican cuisine, it is is treated as a vegetable rather than a fruit. It is also quite deadly – the unripe Ackee fruit causes a condition called the Jamaican vomiting sickness..
A fruit that can be found only in Japan. Mysterious and beautiful, many older people love to reminisce how they used to forage the mountains for these fruits when they were still young.
Also known as snake fruit – it has a sweet, acidic taste, with the texture resembling an apple.
14. Buddha’s Hand
An incredibly beautiful fruit, with a lovely aroma and a rich history. This fruit is cultivated for it’s powerful zest.
It is usually served during ceremonious and festive occasions in Vietnam. It is gaining popularity as a “superfruit”.
16. Bael fruit
It takes 11 months for the fruit to ripen, and the shell has to be cracked open with a hammer or something similar. It has been said to taste like marmelade and smell like roses.
This fruit is said to taste like freshly-baked bread when cooked. It can be prepared in many ways, and can also be eaten raw.
18. Water apple
Known by a plethora of names, this particular fruit has been likened to taste like snow pears.
The name comes from the Malaysian word pulas, meaning to twist – a reference to how the fruit has to be opened. It is sweeter than the lychee and the rambutan.
These cute little fruits are native to China, where it enjoys preparation in many ways. The taste is said to be a cross of strawberries and raspberries.
21. Black sapote
This tomato-like fruit has a flavor which is often likened to be that of chocolate pudding .
22. Monstera Deliciosa
This fascinating fruit has a “sweet yet slightly peppery taste” – a bonus for the beautiful honey-comb pattern it has!
A pretty fruit with a tough exterior and a soft core.
The flesh is crunchy and a little sour.
A cute little fruit with a subtle sweet taste.