10 Obscure Fruits I would like to try

Lazy-day tuesday blog post (aka The weather is so nice, I can’t think straight so will put this easy post up today). I have been lucky to have some crazy fruits during our travels….mangosteen, durian, rambutan, dragonfruit, guava, jackfruit, lychee, etc. But there are more out there! Seems like these would be hard to find around Portland, so I will have to hit the road again to eat these…mmmm African Horned Cucumber

Fruit Name: African Horned Melon/Cucumber (Blowfish Fruit)
Origin: Native to Africa, grown now in California, Chile, Australia
Notes: tastes like a combination of cucumber, zucchini, banana, and lemon (wow!). You can eat the peel too!

Fruit: Ackee
Origin: West Africa, now Caribbean, Florida
Notes: when cooked, looks and tastes like scrambled eggs (WEIRD)

Fruit: Breadfruit
Origin: SE Asia, Pacific Islands
Notes: This is the cargo that the HMS Bounty was carrying when it was mutinied. Must be cooked, tastes like bread, or potatoes. Crazy!

Fruit: Cherimoya
Origin: Ecuador/Columbia
Notes: The flesh is soft and sweet. Mark Twain called it “the most delicious fruit known to men”. Some say it tastes like commercial bubblegum.

Fruit: Granadilla
Origin: Ecuador
Notes: like passionfruit


Fruit: Lucuma
Origin: Peru
Notes: texture is similar to hard boiled egg yolk. Tastes like maple and sweet potato. In peru, this flavor of ice cream is very popular, selling more than chocolate, vanilla, or strawberry!

Fruit: Marang
Origin: SE Asia
Notes: spoils quickly, must be eaten right away when cut open. Looks nasty, tastes sweet, like a jackfruit.

Fruit: Pitahaya
Origin: SE Asia
Notes: nutty flavor, seeds are eaten, like a kiwi.Will make your pee red!

Fruit: Jabuticaba
Origin: S. America
Notes: “Brazilian Grape”. Just pop em in your mouth! They have a very short life, so are best consumed near cultivation.

Fruit: Cashew Apple
Origin: Brazil
Notes: the fruit of the cashew nut! Used in juices. High in Vitamin C.


 Has anyone had these???

BN out!

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12 thoughts on “10 Obscure Fruits I would like to try

  1. Cashew fruit and Breadfruit. The former is not as good tasting as its seed. While breadfruit is actually a vegetable. It’s abundant in South India; thin slices are coated in a mixture of turmeric, paprika and salt, and shallow fried. The outside is crisp and inside is soft – delicious! There are other ways to eat it, but this one is the best.

  2. Horned melon. It has the taste of a lemon, banana, cucumber, and mint. It has the consistancy of runny jello. I have not actually had the skin, but I’ll try it next time i pick one up and let you know. Amazing fruit.

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