5 Unusual Fruits to Try | Fruidel: Office Fruit & Milk Delivery UK Wide

Posted June 11th, 2019 by Fruidel Team

1. Durian

Durian | Unusual and exotic fruits from around the world

Durian is a large, spiky fruit native to Southeast Asia. It’s famous for its pungent aroma and savory smell that is sometimes described as fried onions While foreigners often have a tough time stomaching the smell, it’s much loved in many parts of Asia.

Where to find it: Asian grocers, typically sold whole and frozen. In the Bay Area, I found durian at Lion Market in San Jose.

2. Jackfruit

Jackfruit | Unusual and exotic fruits from around the world

Jackfruit is native to Southeast Asia. It’s the largest tree-borne fruit in the world and can sometimes grow up to 80 lb in weight. The starchy fruit has a subtle sweetness and  apple/banana flavour. When cooked, it takes on the flavour of other ingredients and shreds like pulled pork so it is becoming popular in the U.S. as a vegan meat substitute.

Where to find it: Asian grocers, typically sold fresh, whole or by the slice. It’s becoming more common so some mainstream grocery stores stock it.

 

3. Dragon Fruit (White Pitaya)

Dragon fruit | Unusual and exotic fruits from around the world

Colourful red and green cactus fruit with white flesh spotted with tiny black seeds, similar in texture to a kiwifruit. While the appearance is dramatic, the flavour was surprisingly subtle. Dragon fruit is native to Mexico but is now grown across Latin America and in Asia.

Where to find it: Well-stocked grocery stores and Asian markets.

4. Cherimoya

Cherimoya | Unusual and exotic fruits from around the world

Cherimoya was one of the most popular new discoveries at our FruitCrawl. The fruit, native to South America is filled with a soft, custard-like white flesh that gives it the nickname “custard apple.”  I think it tastes like a combination of banana, pineapple, and bubblegum.

Where to find it: Latin American markets and well-stocked grocery stores.

5. Kiwano (Horned Melon)

Kiwano or horned melon | Rare fruits from around the world

Kiwano is a beautiful and otherworldly-looking fruit that is native to Sub-Saharan Africa. The fruit has bright orange spiky skin filled with yellow and green seeds. The vibrant flesh tastes like lemony cucumber.

Where to find it: Well-stocked grocery stores and specialty food stores.

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