10 Exotic and Delicious Tropical Fruits
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10 EXOTIC FRUITS
Rare, weird fruits fromtropical climates you won’t find in your supermarket
NARANJILLAFrom: South AmericaHow to eat: Cut the fruit into two halves and scoop out the insides.It’s best in juice or dessert.Tastes like: Very sour with a pineapple-lemon taste.
The Naranjilla became known to North Americasas a beverage at the 1939 New York World’s Fair.
RAMBUTANFrom: Indonesia and Malaysia
How to eat: Break the shell and crack it open.Carefully take out the seed and enjoy.
Tastes like: Tart Lychees
Rambutan is also great in cocktails!
MANGOSTEENFrom: Southeast AsiaHow to eat: Score the rind around the middle and pull the top half off. Eat the insides like you would an orange.Tastes like: Sweet with hints of strawberry, vanilla and even caramel.
The Mangosteen Tree can grow to heights of 75 feet.
SOURSOP (GUANABANA)From: Caribbean, Central America, Northern South AmericaHow to eat: Cut it in half and scoop out the insides. Take out the seeds and add to your smoothie or ice cream. Tastes Like: Sweet vanilla and pineapples mixed with citrus notes
Soursop is great in ice cream!
PASSION FRUITFrom: South America
How to eat: Scoop out the insides and toss the skin.Freeze the seeds in ice cube trays for later enjoyment.
Tastes like: Juicy and tart (add sugar)
Make it into a syrup that’s great in cocktails
From: Southeast AsiaHow to eat: Take a deep breath,
cut it up and eat the pulp inside. Tastes like: Sweet and creamy.
If you can get past the smell, that is.
DURIAN(KING OF FRUITS)
Be prepared for a bad smell- the Durian’s smell has gottenit banned from some hotels and public transportation.
DRAGON FRUITFrom: Southeast AsiaHow to eat: Cut it in half, scoop out the insides and cut into chunks. Try adding it to your salad. Tastes like: Mildly sweet and refreshing - like a melon
Grows on a cactus that blooms for only one night per fruit cycle.
FEIJOAFrom: South America
How to eat: Wash it well and then take a bite! You canEat the fruit like an apple or if you prefer to stay away
from the peel cut it in half and scoop out the flesh. Tastes like: Juicy pineapples and sweet strawberries
Fejioa makes a great andRefreshing ice cream or sorbet.
STAR FRUITFrom: Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, India
How to eat: Wash it well and cut crosswiseinto slices to form a perfect star
Tastes like: Smaller fruits are tart,larger fruits are very sweet
Star fruit is a great in saladsor dipped in chocolate.
PHYSALISFrom: MexicoHow to eat: Remove the husk and eat raw,toss in salads or use it to make preserves Tastes like: Sweet, tart and very refreshing
Physalis is similar to asmall tomato or tomatillo.
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