20 exotic fruits from around the world, of which you have not heard
Our world is full of unusual fruits, of which you may not even know. No matter how good was your supermarket, you'll still find there's only a small fraction of the choice of fruit, which can offer you Mother Nature. After all, in different parts of the world you can find the most strange and exotic delicacies, most of which you probably never even heard. They look outside the box and try them - a real adventure.
Buddha's Hand, or, as it is called, "Buddha's hand", grows in China, India and Japan. This fruit is more sweet than sour, and it is often candied, canned, insist and used instead of lemon peel.
Fruit often offered in the temples in China as a symbol of good luck and longevity. In Japan, it is used as a decorative element and for flavoring rooms and clothes.
This South Asian fruit is prickly on the outside but soft and sweet inside, is known for its unbearable odor, because of what is prohibited in many public places in Singapore.
It is also called "dragon's eye". A small juicy fruit eaten in China and is often added to soups, snacks, desserts and sweet-sour dishes. In Chinese medicine, longan possesses sedative properties.
Mangosteen, another South Asian food, is a favorite dessert of fresh on the Malaysian archipelago. The pulp is often conserved, although this fruit still prefer to eat fresh.
Palmyra grows on borassus flabellifer, and it can often be seen in the summer in India, Southeast Asia and Malaysia. The fruit is known for the fact that within it there are small white grains, soft and gelatinous, when the fruits are still young.
This South American fruit like in Peru and Costa Rica. Often it is eaten raw or used in desserts. lakoum powder is often used as an additive and sweetener. While the fruit itself is quite tasty, some consider it unpleasant, since it leaves peculiar aftertaste.
Under the barbed-skinned Maranga are sweet little prisemenniki the size of a grape. If the fetus is cut, it must be immediately eaten within a few hours, as it quickly loses its taste and oxidized.
One of the most famous fruit that grows in the southeastern parts of Asia. At jackfruit fleshy, pulp fiber, and it is eaten as a fresh, or as an additive to desserts and savory products.
This is a Taiwanese fruit crisp and resilient, and it is eaten fresh, or make a tincture.
Tamarind grows in Africa, but is widely used in many countries. Sour fruit used in a variety of Indian and Asian cuisine. Drink tamarind drink in South America.
naranjilla or Lulo, from the outside looks like an orange, and the inside looks like a green tomato, while possessing citrus flavor. The fruit is very popular in Colombia and Ecuador, and it is often called "the golden fruit of the Andes" and "nectar of the gods."
Syzygium cumini - this popular fruit, which is used to make desserts in India. fruit is often eaten with salt. Also it is used in Ayurvedic medicine.
The fruits grow aki in Jamaica, and can be eaten raw, when they mature. Most often they are used as snacks in the popular Caribbean dishes.
This large fruit is cut into slices of the Pacific Islands and eaten fresh or roasted and served as a side dish. In fruit starchy texture and flavor reminiscent of freshly baked bread.
Species jujube, Jujube, or "Chinese Tamarind", grow in India, China and throughout Asia. When the fruit is slightly immature, their flesh is white, crisp, juicy and sweet and sour, like a wild apple. Ripe fruits are not as crisp and rather loose, wrinkled, and the flesh is porous and musk.
pouteria campechiana often called "egg fruit", and it has a sweet and soft pulp, which is used for making milk shakes, ice cream and custard.
This unusual sweet fruit is an important source of food in Micronesia. tree leaves are often used as a condiment in sweet dishes, and the oil and flowers - for medical purposes.
Everyone who tried this fruit, would say that it tastes very similar to chocolate pudding, but it is much less fat than real chocolate pudding, and 4 times more vitamin C than the average orange. Tropical fruit is a kind of persimmon, growing in Mexico, Guatemala and Colombia.
akebia - very beautiful fruit that grows in the north of Japan. He has white flesh, stuffed inside a variety of shiny black seeds, which are used as a fruit. At the same time, the purple pod eaten as a vegetable.
the fruit itself is inedible, but the seeds and pulp are edible, and their taste reminiscent of fresh pepper with a sweet hint of nutmeg. They are often used for the manufacture of annatto, which is added to food to impart flavor and as a food colorant.