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6 Weirdest Looking Fruits You Didn’t Know
What is the strangest fruit you have ever seen? If you thought that a custard apple or a mangosteen is weird, they are nowhere near to some of the weirdest looking fruits you will see below. One glance at some of these fruits and you may never want to eat them. However, though they look strange, some of them are the most delicious fruits you could have ever tasted. So, here goes the list of some of the weirdest looking fruits you could have come across.
If you thought that mango is the king of fruits, you probably have never heard of durian. Dubbed as the “king of fruits”, it is one strange looking fruit. The outer shell looks like that of a jackfruit, but spikier. Stranger than its appearance, is its smell. Well... I would rather call the smell disgusting. The disgusting smell can make you run a mile away. But, once you have gone past the spiky shell and the foul smell, you get a creamy and an amazingly tasty flesh.
2) Dragon fruit
I don’t think I need to say much about this fruit’s appearance once you have seen its picture. The fruit is native to Central/South America and it appears pink in color with green scales. Also called as pitaya, the fruit is not only juicy and refreshing, but also rich in Vitamin C and fiber. The fruit has a flavor similar to a pear, and has black seeds similar to a kiwi fruit. The best part of the fruit is that there is no extra effort required to eat this fruit. All you need to do is cut the fruit into half and scoop out the flesh. You can also cut it into pieces and add it to a salad.
No, it has nothing to do with the game of tambola. Also referred to as star fruit, this fruit is a definite crowd puller due to its star-shaped appearance. This is a tropical fruit commonly found in countries like India and other South Asian countries as well as some Latin American and Caribbean countries. The fruit is increasingly finding its popularity in grocery shops across USA. A ripe fruit has a taste akin
Have you ever seen a pompom (the fluffy, decorative ball made of wool)? If you have, then this fruit can be easily confused for a pompom. This fruit is native to Southeast Asia. It is a popular garden fruit which is sweet to taste with a hint of sour taste. The flesh may be either pink or translucent white. The seed is known to be mildly poisonous if raw. But it is said that it is alright to use once it is cooked.
5) Kiwano melon
How shall I describe this fruit’s appearance? Let me just say that you may find it as an object from outer space if you see one of these melons. The fruit is native to Africa and is widely grown in Southern Africa. It is also currently grown in some orchards in California and New Zealand. The fruit is nicknamed as the horned melon due to its stubby exterior. The fruit is yellow on the outside and it encases a green, jelly-like flesh inside with edible seeds. The fruit has a flavor that can be compared to a mix of lime, banana and cucumber.
The physalis is a fruit akin to a gooseberry. It is native to warm temperate and subtropical areas. It looks similar to a tomato but grows enclosed in a large papery husk. The fruit has a tangy taste similar to tomatoes. It can be either used in salads or can be used to prepare jams and jellies.
These are just some of the weirdest looking fruits you may not be aware of. Do feel free to add your list of weird looking fruits here.