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9 Weird and Wonderful Exotic Fruits You Can Eat Without Dying

As humans, who like to buy fruit in convenient grocery stores, we’re rarely exposed to anything more exotic than a Kiwi or Papaya, if we’re feeling adventurous, but if we step outside our comfort zone just a little bit, we can experience a whole range of wonderfully delicious fruits, like these 9 listed below.

Durian

Durian

Regarded by many people in southeast Asia as the “king of fruits”,[5] the durian is distinctive for its large size, strong odour, and formidable thorn-covered husk. The fruit can grow as large as 30 centimetres (12 in) long and 15 centimetres (6 in) in diameter, and it typically weighs one to three kilograms (2 to 7 lb). Its shape ranges from oblong to round, the colour of its husk green to brown, and its flesh pale yellow to red, depending on the species.

Rambutan

Rambutan

The Rambutan is a hearty looking piece of fruit and is comparable to the size of a golf ball. Its outer skin is red with soft yellowish & neon green prickly pokers all around it. The flesh is white with a big ole seed in the middle. The rambutan has a sweet creamy rich flowery taste and is very refreshing.

Miraclefruit

Miracle Fruit

Synsepalum dulcificum is a plant known for its berry that, when eaten, causes sour foods subsequently consumed to taste sweet. This effect is due to miraculin

Cherimoya

Cherimoya

Mark Twain once referred to the cherimoya as “the most delicious fruit known to men.” Although its flavor is often likened to that of a cross between a banana and a pineapple, the flesh of this exotic fruit has also been described as similar to commercial bubblegum. Although they are native to the Andes, cherimoyas also thrive in Mediterranean climates, and have been introduced in Spain, Italy and California, among other places.

Dragon Fruit

Dragon Fruit

The Pitaya is more commonly referred to as the dragon fruit. It is an extremely beautiful fruit that has dazzling flowers and an intense shape and color.

Jackfruit

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Also known as ‘nangka’ in the Malay language, the extremely heavy fruit can weigh up to 80 pounds. Its flesh is yellowish-orange and is usually fried like banana fritters.

Wood Apple

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Native to India and Sri Lanka, the fruit has a woody rock-hard shell that is smooth with a grey, yellow or green peel. The fruit is medicinal and its tree is considered to be sacred by Hindus.

Dragon fruit

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Resembling the shape of dragon scales or dragon flames, its fruit is white with spotted black seeds and actually tastes quite mild and bland. NB. It is extremely good for aiding digestion.

Monstera Deliciouso

Monster Delicious

It is said that the ripe fruit of Monstera taste like a combination of banana, pineapple, and mango. The fruit takes a little longer than a year to mature to an edible stage.

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