10 Strange Fruits Around The World

Weird things exit both in nature and fiction all the time, such as the existence of weird toys, complicated strange accidents that shouldn’t have happened etc. When you get the chance to visit any tropical or exotic location around the world, you should also explore what the territory holds to its body, there are many places in the world that are home to some unusual fruits, as shall now be discussed. Prepare to be amazed.


10. Passion Fruit

This fruit is native to South America; it is also grown in green houses to boost its flavor. It is usually found bright red in color but variations can exist, such as in India you might also get to see them half green and half red and quite bulky in size. It is used in juices to add the extra flavor. There are two types to know about, one is the poisonous sibling and the other as passionate as its name. How natural is that!


9. Star fruit aka Carambola

This fruit lives in Indonesia, India and Sri Lanka, it loves to imitate a star, it feels extremely cuddly when squeezed and it’s very juicy when put under stress. Yes guys, this is a really remarkable edible thing. It has been used in making wafers, biscuit creams, and certain pizza sauces and has lots of other uses. It’s similar in taste to a juicy pear only a lot sweeter.


8. Mangosteen

Mangosteen sounds like a villain from outer space; the only difference is that it lives on our planet Earth. It can be found in Sunda Islands and the Moluccas. The look of this fruit resembles an ostrich’s egg laying site. The seeds are shiny white with a peachy pulpy enclosing that is extra creamy and full of rumored antioxidants which many scientists believe can help reduce various deadly diseases. A must have if you are diabetic.


7. Durian aka The King of fruits

Why would anybody even attempt to eat something if it smells as a sweaty old sock? Yes this Durian fruit which grows in abundance in Malaysia and Brunei has a very bad reputation; it’s even banned in hotels and certain shops. It tastes simply bad, but considering its figure, the hard shell around the fruit, it’s worth giving it a try. That’s why the lozenges are for!


6. Dragon Fruit

This fruit has many uses once taken off the branch, it is the sweet pitaya commonly known as the dragon fruit and it’s grown in Mexico. This weighs anywhere between 120 to 500 grams. As you can see in the photo, it’s very fiery looking and surprisingly sweet. The flower can be eaten raw or used in making tea. You can find one around the country on a special kind of cactus plant. It’s definitely worth the look.

3 thoughts on “10 Strange Fruits Around The World

  1. Hi,

    Nice post. Mangosteen’s grow in Sri Lanka too as well as Vietnam, so do custard apples. What about Rambuttan’s you missed them? Not many folk know about these

  2. Durian actually tastes good, if you can get by the smell. It tastes a bit like an onion chip dip

  3. most of them grow in Indonesia…
    english name Indonesia name
    Passion Fruit — Delima
    Custard Apple — Srikaya
    Star fruit — Belimbing
    Mangosteen — Manggis
    Durian — Durian/Duren
    Dragon Fruit — Buah Naga

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